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Friday, August 24, 2007

Doodles of Doom (A Little Contest) (Updated)

Admittedly, we’ve only heard one side of the story of the young man who was suspended for doodling a picture of a handgun on his homework; perhaps there is a history of threats or there was a threatening message with that doodle. But if his mom is to be believed, that isn’t the case; the school suspended him for a drawing and nothing more.

Are handguns so scary that even a (very) roughly drawn rendering of one is enough to send a school administration into fits of stupidity? And, honestly, if we’re going to start sending boys home for the weapons of roughly sketched destruction in the margins of their notebooks or on the back of their homework, then you might as well send the boys home now. Guns, bullets, missiles, tanks, rockets, planes, swords, daggers, and other assorted destructive bits of technology are just something that the average boy does. Only when they are attached to specific threats and other disturbing behavior should the fascination with implements of doom be deemed “scary.”

Now, who would be up for doodling for me? I’m going to do some doodles of my own and scan them in later this evening. Over the weekend, I will gather my Doodles of Doom and those of anyone who wants to play along and post them in a gallery Monday morning.

There will be a $25 Amazon gift certificate for the doodle deemed most entertaining by the teeming masses who read RSong. Which means we should get at least four or five votes evenly split between four or five entries leaving me quite confused as to what to do. What constitutes good? Well, it has to feel genuinely doodle-esque, has to have a sense of youthful enthusiasm, and has to be oriented towards something that cuts, goes boom, or otherwise offends the fearful.

Email me at zombyboy [at] resurrectiontionsong [dot] com with your entry.

Update: It is truth, indeed, that sometimes a doodle is just a doodle. Most times, in fact. Big bonus for both a-ha and War Games references in the comments.

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I can’t draw worth beans on the computer, or I’d be submitting the perfect gun for the school administration in this story. It looks just like a regular gun, except the barrel points straight down.

For shooting oneself in the foot, y’see.

on Aug 24 2007 @ 09:38 AM

For the record, you can draw it by hand and then send a photo taken with your cell phone (if your cell has that capability). That’s probably what I’ll do.

on Aug 24 2007 @ 09:41 AM

Sent mine in. smile

on Aug 24 2007 @ 10:49 AM

Good man. That is definitely in the spirit of the event.

on Aug 24 2007 @ 10:53 AM

Saw first hand a similar event with the son of an acquaintance of mine.  High school administration found the young man’s sketch book.  We’ve allowed our education system to be taken over by people who are really quite ill-equipped to deal with reality.  Witness the recent fiasco in Oregon with felony criminal charges being filed against two boys who ran down a school hallway slapping the bottoms of girls.

We are going to deeply regret allowing our schools to be run by these blithering morons, but two or more generations of children will be permanently screwed up.

on Aug 24 2007 @ 11:25 AM

Sending mine soon.  Thought I’d add that this is the neighborhood most of my immediate family live in, including my 15 year old nephew.  There is, and I am dead serious about this, a mormon church on every single stinkin’ block.  His street has two...one on each corner.  They’re a bit, um, conservative there.

But the girls can dress like $15 hookers, and that’s totally ok.  Especially to my nephew.

on Aug 24 2007 @ 11:45 AM

Just sent one.


on Aug 24 2007 @ 11:56 AM

Heheh. Very nicely done.

on Aug 24 2007 @ 12:16 PM


on Aug 25 2007 @ 03:59 PM

Your doodle so doesn’t count.

on Aug 25 2007 @ 05:44 PM

Last time I sent someone a picture of my doodle I got a restraining order.  So naturally I’m now reticent.

on Aug 26 2007 @ 01:27 PM

We’re all a little reserved when it comes to thoughts of your doodle.

Mostly we’re just intimidated, I’m sure.

on Aug 26 2007 @ 05:03 PM

Speak for yourself, David, I’m not intimidated.  Nauseated maybe, but not intimidated.

on Aug 26 2007 @ 06:56 PM

I was just trying to make the lil feller feel good about himself.

Er. Maybe that was the wrong choice of words…

on Aug 26 2007 @ 07:21 PM
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