Tag: parody

  • Knight Television

    Knight Television

    Armor-clad with shield, this knight traveled for many days across a hot, barren desert, in order to audition for the lead role in an upcoming medieval television mini-series. However, when he arrived, the set was in a state of chaos. Time to hire a new agent! In the meantime, you can enjoy great gift & apparel items available in these shops:

  • A Clip of Comedy

    A Clip of Comedy

    Regarding lawn care, homeowners commonly experience procrastination. And that’s understandable, after all, as hours on the weekend represent more valuable time. By the same token, it’s also true that most people are happier with the appearance of well cared for yards.

    So, I’ve come up with a nifty solution for this dilemma by inventing a new product, which combines the technology of a metal detector with a weed whipper. This way, I can keep my lawn looking good and at the same time make some spare change on the side!

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from pexels.com.

  • A Stitch of Comedy

    A Stitch of Comedy

    It was a comfortable three weeks beyond my annual ironing day when I discovered that one of my five shirts was missing a button. Steamed, I grudgingly set about to undertake the dreaded process of repair – finding time and a spare button, scissors, needle and thread.

    After what seemed like an eternity, I secured a new button snugly into place and donned my shirt. Despite efforts to closely follow directions, it quickly became apparent that things had gotten all fouled up…

    How could I have sewn the button on the left side of my shirt?!

    Rather than start over, undoing everything I’d already accomplished, I chose instead to simply cut another buttonhole into the other side of my shirt – after all (I thought), once it’s buttoned, who’ll know the difference?

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Haiku

    Haiku
    I think I've got something!
       What is it?
    
    A haiku.
       God bless you!
    
    No, it's a poem.
       Have you had it long...is it contagious?

    Like the common cold
    It is nothing to sneeze at
    – words may serve to heal

    © 2022 Phil Perkins


    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

    See lyrics here → On the Road to Find Out, by Cat Stevens (1970)

  • Space Pod

    Space Pod

    A recent observation using the James Webb Space Telescope revealed an unexplained three dimensional object passing through the Oort Cloud. Well, not really.

    Nevertheless, for a closer look, you can travel through internet space to discover some out of this world stuff in my shops at Redbubble and Pixels. Check it out…

  • Interview With Emojis

    Interview With Emojis

    I wrote this imaginative piece earlier this year, about a woman I liked and whose name shall remain anonymous…


    🎙 What is courage?
    😊 Well, I call her by her first name – XXXXX. She is courage.

    🎙 Is she strong?
    😅 Yes. She’s much stronger than I, and less than half my size. And I’m not ashamed to say it, but I’m afraid of her.

    🎙 What does she look like?
    😍 To me, she is a vision of beauty – her eyes, face, smile…and she’s also equally lovely inside.

    🎙 Have you told her?
    🤔 Have I told her what?

    🎙 That you love her?
    🥰 Is it that obvious? Well, yes.

    🎙 Hmmm…did she say it back to you?
    🕵 Well, I think she asked me about the weather…but she didn’t say that she didn’t love me.

    🎙 I see. And that’s fine with you?
    ❤️ Yes, it is.

    © 2021 Phil Perkins


    I think it’s good to be able to laugh at oneself 😂 at times, and I hope that you found my sense of humor entertaining. Have a great day 👍

    PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Sci Fi Eye

    Nexus-7 Replicant


    Rachael was beautiful with bright blue eyes, soothing voice and a personality unlike any I’d experienced in my entire life. I loved her with every fiber of my being. But, she was a machine…

    See design on products – Redbubble, Society 6 and Pixels


  • Believe It Or Not

    Believe It Or Not

    I once lived in Holland, Michigan, where, one summer’s day, a friend – Brooks Besjovec – asked if I’d like to see some…

    Red Chinese Bats?

    It wasn’t far, he said, located just off of Ottawa Beach Road along the north shore of Lake Macatawa, so I skeptically agreed and the journey ensued.

    It was late afternoon when we arrived. We parked along the side of a road near a local wind-surfing shop which I was familiar with, and my friend pointed across the yard of a nearby house. There, roughly four feet off of the ground, I could see a large rectangular-shaped wooden box anchored between two trees.

    As we approached, Brooks cautioned me not to startle the bats, to approach the cage slowly, quietly. In so doing, I could see that the top of the cage was open, covered only with chicken wire.

    A painted sign attached to the cage read, “Chinese Bats”, and, as I peered inside, I could see that my friend had indeed been telling the truth; there before my eyes were two red plastic wiffle ball bats – a.k.a., toy baseball bats (Made In China).


    Modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Old Basketball Hoop

    Old Basketball Hoop

    It had been a while since I played basketball, and I’d been thinking of it lately. My under-inflated ball was stored inside of a box in the garage, not far from an air pump. Shorts, t-shirt, shoes, air in the ball – I was ready.

    The basketball hoop where I used to shoot wasn’t far, and so I practiced dribbling along the way. When I arrived, I took a moment to review the situation, and then remembered that I had a good book at home which I was planning to read.

    Game over.

  • Shattered

    Shattered

    It had been a quiet day, with a gigantic metallic sphere reflecting peacefully on a black and white checkered surface. Some clouds overhead, but the weather for the most part was fine. Then, it happened.

    A graphic artist arrived on the scene and disrupted an otherwise pleasant afternoon. First, a shattered effect was applied, casting segments of the image into random triangular disarray. An overlay then emerged to texturize the landscape, and adjustment layers soon followed. That is where the story ends, and this new design begins…

    Guests may enjoy a wide variety of products featuring this image by visiting any/all of my galleries at Society 6, Fine Art America and Redbubble.

    Enjoy!

  • New Year’s Resolution

    While waiting in line today at the grocery store, the notion that January is just around the corner crossed my mind. I questioned whether or not I would make a resolution for the coming year, and, if so, would I fully commit to following through on that decision?

    It seems that, each year, many people experience disappointment in failing to uphold their stated goals. I, too, of course, have shared such moments, though hope that the coming year may be different.

    After some thought, I came to a conclusion: starting in 2018, I resolve to give up lettuce.