Wednesday, November 18, 2009

His Mama told him not to go...

But did Reginald listen? NOooooOoooo........

I drew these in San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers and then cut them out. This is the most humid room, with the carnivorous plants, so these guys are kind of slouching.

When my nephews were little, we used to occasionally catch one of those old movies on television where the hero is going through the jungle with the kind of lame heroine and his faithful native servant. The heroine collapses, saying "I can't go on", and the hero has to carry her. Then the faithful native servant gets carried off and/or eaten. What's that about? I always explained to my nephews that it seemed inaccurate, because men have more upper body strength, but women have more endurance. Anyway, used to kind of irritate me.

15 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

hoooo honey , don't get upset ... do you want that i carry you a little bit ? i do .
i liked the couple at the background observing the scene .

this seems to be a lovely area . humid , carnivore plants . if you include 4 noisy dogs i could call it home .

ArtSparker said...

C- Someday, you'll have humidity in the form of snow where you live.

Fresca said...

Often the woman couldn't go on because she was wearing high heels. At least in 1950s movies like "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." That'll cut into your endurance, all right!

ArtSparker said...

Fresca - I'll have to think about that - Eva Marie Saint clambered. monkey-like, all over Mount Rushmore with one functioning high heel and the other one broken off - an example to women everywhere.

Titus said...

Ah! wonderful and ah! so true.
I was always impressed that although their hair got a tad dishevelled and the clothes either artfully mussed or torn, their make-up always stayed immaculate.
The Max Factor.

Loved the monster.

Art Fan Ako said...

Nice! You did a great job!

Celeste Bergin said...

pith helmet and side-eye. rich!

Tom said...

nowadays it's the girl who saves the day!

The rainforest exhibits are the best, even if they are a little uncomfortable. Cool.

Titus said...

MacGowan! At TFE's!
You have conjured him now, he'll be on the radio next ...

tony said...

You Are Right To Be Cautious of 'faithful native servants' !

ArtSparker said...

Celeste- I like "side-eye", is that an original? You turn a phrase so gracefully.

Titus - Shane has an eye on all of us, heh.

Tom - You are a master of tact - anyway, go Buffy.

Tony - I think they had a legitimate beef. There's a joke about what Tonto was really saying to the Lone Ranger when he said "Kimosabe". However, in their being swept away in jungle movies when the hero started carrying the woman, I always felt there was an element for the protagonist of "Okay, time to put away childish things and do the heavy lifting".

Totalfeckineejit said...

Hee hee!Chant it everybody... "Shane and Titus sitting in a tree K.I.S.S.I.N.G!"

Love the pic. Mrs EEjit carried me through the jungle once when I fainted from nervous exhaustion and alcohol induced dehydration.

ArtSparker said...

TFE – the expression "courting trouble" comes to mind.

Jasmine said...

I like this, and a bit of Tom jones thrown in for good measure :)

ArtSparker said...

J -Hmm, Tom Jones? The title I confess I lifted from the Ry Cooder song "Down in Hollywood".