Tuesday, August 30, 2011

42nd Street!

42nd Street!

Starting at 17ish, I would travel to NY every once in awhile to show my illustrations. This was before websites, emails and electricity, so you had to get your work seen the old fashioned way, pestering. I'd crash at friends/relatives apartments and spend the day cold calling and pleading. If I was lucky I'd get an actual face to face with an art director at a magazine or comic publisher, but more often than not I'd have to do the portfolio drop off where I'd get it there by 10am and pick it up after lunch. I only had the one (didn't think to have multiples) so that left me plenty of free time to stroll the city streets, and what's more eye catching than 42nd Street? Wish I had taken 1000 photos (and gone back at night), but at least I got a handful of snapshots of the long gone cool decaying seediness of that bustling stretch of real estate!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sexercises (for the gals)!

A week or so back I posted a few "Sexercises" for the men (from the same named paperback), so, to keep things fair, here are a few targeting the ladies!
But after looking at these, it seems us men got stuck with all the strenuous calisthenics while you womenfolk pretty much get to choose from a series of restful positions. There should be a chapter called, "Honey, I'm tired. You do something for awhile", but, alas, it is not to be found.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Roadside Mitch!

When driving to Vegas, there's only ONE motel for me on the way!

World's Best Uncle!

The results are in!
Winner of "World's Best Uncle Ever" goes to Chicago's very own …me!
First stop for visiting niece Alice, Forever 21, where I lavished a total of $8.76 on the two young ladies.
It's like Christmas in August!

Vintage Sleaze!

Thanks to Jim Linderman for mentioning me in his fantastic blog "Vintage Sleaze", which showcases all the weird and wacky in this risque wonderful world. And, when you visit his blog(s), make sure to check out his selection of books for your purchasing pleasure. All are well worth owning!
Highly recommended!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


New Footage! Santa Captures Bigfoot!

Chicago Sights!

The Fantasy Lounge! It's so sick, sweaty, slippery and disgusting! I'm just guessing, because it too was closed. But that's what would be going on in my fantasy!

Chicago Sights!

I just returned from a 15 mile run (it quickly became a jog, then a shuffle, until, at mile 12, it ended by me crawling in circles trying to clutch passerby's pant cuffs while weeping that I don't know my name or where I live).
But through the pain, I thought only of you, my lady Blogger readers, and found a couple of nighttime hangouts where we could enjoy adult beverages, talk ab
out how I ran 15 miles, and, after a reasonable amount of protest, I'll give in to your pleading and let you squeeze my steel-like calf muscles.
Ow! Not so hard!
The Chicago 21 Club! I can't tell if it's still open, but the wooden doors keeping me out at 10am (my normal start up time at drinking establishments), are very well done carvings featuring BIGFOOT (all apes and monkeys are now officially Bigfoot to me)!


The evidence? Some might look for Bigfoot droppings (no thank you!), what I've been finding by our bathroom is their sittin' on the throne reading material!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Trailer Park Boys - Samsqwamch

MORE Bigfoot caught on tape!!!!

We have a NEW (to us) car!

After months of Kieran and I searching we hopefully have found something that'll run for a bit, a 2001, 100,000K Lexus RX300. Hat's off to Pete (of Pete's Auto Clinic, 3426 W. Bryn Mawr Ave) for kindly (aka "Free") checking out 4 cars before approving of this one (having dropped a few grand on the other car probably put me in his good graces). With my faithful assistant (who insisted on a SUV) we looked at Consumer Reports listings for the best rated used cars (artist = not new car) and scoured Craigslist for our choices. As someone who has never purchased a car before (I delegated that to the wives) and knows nothing about cars (I can drive, add oil and put air in the tires. I also have the ability to impress the ladies by rollin' down the widows and crankin' up the classic rock), it was a little unnerving. Thankfully, having my daughter along made it a fun (as possible) adventure. We found out that used car lot owners will tell you a car has never been in an accident, yet had been totaled, dealers will pretend there're "owners" and sell half bondo autos on their driveways and enjoyed the "hard sell" approach of the large lots (thought I had joined the Broadway cast of Glengarry Glen Ross as "Rube #3"). So, the combination of "I'm tired of looking" + "This seems to be a reasonable price" = Purchase!
Beep! Beep!

Even MORE Bigfoot!

I've been amassing sighting footage of both "Mr." Bigfoot and "Ms." Bigfoot, yet, surprisingly, no one has come forward to say they've seen them together at the same time.
It makes one wonder, if on weekends, the "Mr." is dressing up in woma....
No, that's crazy talk!


Oh ye nonbelievers! Even MORE irrefutable evidence that Bigfoot walks amongst us! To the naked eye, he's almost invisible due to his uncanny ability to blend in with his natural surroundings, but if you look closely, exactly in this spot…
Oh DANG! Now I can't find him!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Here are the new "I Love You This Much "smileys/emoticons"!

(copyright 2011 by Mitch O'Connell, because I plan on becoming a billionaire off 'em)

I Love You This Much!

Kieran and I have discovered the newest/coolest/hippest way to say "I Love You ...THIS MUCH"!
The old-fashioned folks just spread their arms apart to show the love. What is that?! 5 feet at most?!!
This method makes your love length go much, MUCH farther! Just put the backs of your hands together and shoot the palm love rays out into the opposite direction!
At the very least, they'll circle the Earth! Who knows? They might travel to the outer edges of the ever expanding universe before coming all the way around!
It'll come in very handy when talking about your parents, children or ME!

PS! Thanks to Kirsten Easthope this new worldwide craze now has it's very own emoticoms!
Use ")(" and ")<3(" on all your emails to show your true feelings!


I capitalized that statement to emphasize how important these finds are. I mean, only 15 views of "Mrs. Bigfoot Found Part 2" on YouTube?!! How jaded are you folks? Snap out of your drug induced stupors and marvel at the wonders of the world!
The evidence? Some might look for Bigfoot droppings (no thank you!), what I've been finding by our bathroom is their 'sitting on the throne' reading material!



Sunday, August 21, 2011


A bloodied Flip video camera was found in the hills of Oregon during the filming of "Man vs. Wild" last year … still clutched by a CHEWED OFF HAND!
Who chewed it off?
The footage shows it could have only been one creature …BIGFOOT!
A brief snippet of the film was just been released by the Discovery Channel. It will be officially shown in it's entirety on a special episode airing next season!
PLEASE, do not let anyone under the age of 18, pregnant, elderly, or with a heart condition view this SHOCKING BLOODY VIOLENT CARNAGE!!!


Flea Market Finds #7!

Back to school clothes shopping is taking quite a beating on my wallet. Luckily, for only $20, I took care of Leo's first day outfit.
You only get one chance to make a first impression!

Flea Market Finds #6!

This 18" tiki wood pole seems to be quite the hit with all the ladies!
What's his secret?!

Flea Market Finds #5!

Too much information!

Flea Market Finds #4!

"A special group of components help clarify the The Miracle of Birth!"
Thank goodness! I was too embarrassed to ask!

Flea Market Finds #3!

I don't like my new friend!

Flea Market Finds #2!

a) Will you be my friend?
b) Time to go to sleep. FOREVER!
c) Your turn!

Flea Market Finds #1!

I made a quick run around the aisles of Wolff's Flea Market this morning as children and visiting relatives slept. Now, share in my bounty!
Ladies, forget Yahtzee, there's a new game in town!