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Weird Wednesday: June 9 – Cartoons and Aliens

Do you believe in UFOs? Well you should because they are real.
“C’mon…really?” you ask.
Well, there are things that people see in the sky that are not able to be identified, so, yes.
“I thought you meant, like… aliens.”
Did I say aliens?
No,” you say poutingly.
What about UAPs?
“You’re not getting me with that one.”

What are UAPs? Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon.
“That’s just the same thing with a different name.”
You’re right. That’s government for ya.

OK. I admit that I watch “Ancient Aliens”. Pyramids, Megaliths, Monoliths, Nazca lines, and all that stuff. When, as a kid, I first saw the face on mars, I thought” Holy s%*#” – well, I probably didn’t swear, maybe I said “Holy guacamole”. Now I know it’s just a big hill, but it was fascinating at the time.

It is pretty amazing how some 5000 year old structures are so perfectly crafted, with tight seams, 90 degree angles, and smooth sides, but is that evidence or just dedication to detail?

Recently, the US government released a statement saying that the Armed Forces have been witness to many UAPs and have declassified several videos shot from fighter jets and aircraft carriers.

Is that proof? Not unless you think poor resolution, grainy, grey-scale video is proof. Why can we never get a good picture? Doesn’t the government have access to high-tech? I thought we were done with fuzzy pictures with so many hi-def cameras and smartphones around.

Is there other life out there? I don’t know. Maybe. Probably. If there is, they’re just naturally blurry.


I hope you enjoyed “The Day Before”. Guess what’s next?

The Miniscules

That’s all the weirdness for today.

-Leon

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Weird Wednesday: June 2 – The Survey returns and Cartoons

Every few months (or every 50 newsletter subscribers), I open up the Lines by Leon Survey, my way of learning about where my readers have arrived from and their reading habits, so that I can gauge the effectiveness of my web presence. If there were reviews of the survey, I suspect they would go something like this:

“The Lines by Leon Survey – it was over faster than one of his short stories!”
– Professor Scrapbooker, The People’s Collage
“I clicked on the link and it took me directly there. Wow! The future is here.”

– Undisclosed Hollywood B-lister
“I didn’t have time…”

– Rolly Casio-Seiko
“I made up a whole bunch of stuff to skew the results. Mwah ha ha!”

– A. Troublemaker 
“Brilliant. It was so much fun I did it twice.” [You can’t do that] “Oh. Just once then.”
– Over-zealous subscriber
“I laughed. I cried. Mostly cried (because I had just watched a sad movie).” 

– Giveme A. Minutte

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(Have you taken it before? There are a few new questions, if you wish to answer only those.) 

Back yet? Great! On to the Cartoons:

The Miniscules

That’s all the weirdness for today.

-Leon

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Weird Wednesday: May 26th – Cartoons

If you are new to Weird Wednesdays, it is my day to share some of my odd writings, or more often, my cartoons: The Miniscules (posted on Instagram @lines_by_leon) and “The Untitled” (on Wednesday).

I had started a series of Hide-and-Seek cartoons, so this will be my next series called: The Day Before

I forgot about The Miniscules on Monday again. Two weeks in a row.

Question:

When I wash my cutlery, I put it in the drawer. Why are there always crumbs in there?

That’s all the weirdness for today.

-Leon

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
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Weird Wednesday: May 19th – Cartoons and Rhetorical Questions

If you are new to Weird Wednesdays, it is my day to share some of my odd writings, or more often, my cartoons: “The Miniscules”(posted on Instagram @lines_by_leon) and “The Untitled” (on Wednesday).

I had started a series of “Hide-and-Seek” cartoons, so this will be my next series called: The Day Before”

I forgot about The Miniscules on Monday. Only one Instagramer noticed…

The 5 Ws (and one H)

With the advent of the internet, we now had the knowledge of the world at our disposal. Unfortunately, much of that knowledge was fit for the disposal.

Anyone could edit Wikipedia, no one really knew who Jeeves really was—and what his credentials were, Yahoo answers became a way to get your funny tweet onto a late-night talk show before the plug was pulled, and now you can just ask Google, Sire or Alexa a question. Before that, most answers (well, some answers) could be summed up in one or two paragraphs in any of the 37 volumes of the World Book Encyclopedia. You could always ask your dad, but he would probably make something up that would later make you look foolish – Thanks, Dad.

Questions move the world forward. Advances in science are driven by curiosity. Imagine a world where nobody asks who, or why, or where, or…well, you get the idea.

Here are some burning questions:

  • When news programs do stories on cryptocurrency, why do they always show a pile of physical coins?
  • Why are oranges the only fruit we call by their color? (I’m not counting blueberries…) “Pass me a couple of yellows, please.”
  • Is there a word that actually rhymes with orange? (And not just kinda close enough)
  • Why do we call it a ‘double-U’? It’s clearly a ‘double-V’.
  • Why do we talk to our pets in grammatically correct sentences?

Honorable Mention: From the mind of comedian, Rich Hall

“Why do dogs stick their head out of the window when they are riding in a car, but they get mad at you when you blow in their face?”

That’s all the weirdness for today.

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
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Weird Wednesday: May 12. Cartoons

If you are new to Weird Wednesdays, it is my day to share some of my odd writings, or more often, my cartoons: “The Miniscules” and “The Untitled”.

Sometimes it’s hard to make yourself laugh. I have to admit, this one did.
I might have just watched the season finale of “The Curse of Oak Island”.

That’s all the weirdness for today.

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
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Weird Wednesday: Cartoons

If you are new to Weird Wednesdays, it is my day to share some of my odd writings, or more often, my cartoons: “The Miniscules” and “The Untitled”.

Both showcase my odd sense of humor while minimizing my drawing skills.

Here is a short video that you may not have seen yet:

The Miniscules: Origins trailer

Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
www.linesbyleon.com

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