Thursday, January 17, 2008

Rock n' Roll Japan

Somebody lost one of the teacher's cards. I had to make a new one. The phrase on the lost card was "meet a rock star." Clearly the rock gods in Valhalla caused this to happen. They wanted me to instill a subconscious love of Van Halen in the minds of my little Japanese students.

So years down the road they won't know why, or how, but when "Jump" comes on the radio they'll have a "Manchurian Candidate" reflex and start playing air guitar.

8 comments:

gavin said...

It is hard to tell what gesture is occurring in this picture. Are the metalhead and the young child "bumping the rock" in a gesture of awesomeness-solidarity? Or is he slowly but firmly pulling the child's hand towards his spandex-billeted member, in a less-awesome gesture of physical predation?

Nate said...

I think he's just giving a simple fist-pound but if something else happens, you know man, like, this kid knew what was up when he came backstage.

d said...

OK, I'll say it: maybe he's hot for teacher.

If you teach them air guitar, make sure you show them how to play it with their teeth and behind their back while you're at it.

Nate said...

Well, they are Asian, so maybe they'd take to air-piano or air-violin better?

Or perhaps, air-studying?

Sam said...

I like how Van Halen's right arm has a really long deltoid and a really short bicep. Maybe wailing on the guitar uses a lot of shoulder strength.

Nate said...

You just gave me a great idea for a TV show: "Rock n' Roll Anatomy."

It would be a Discovery Channel type show cataloging all of the corporeal anomalies we've always wondered about...

Like one episode could be an in-depth look at how Keith Richards is still alive, and compare his lifetime drug use to its effect on a normal human being. You could have a computer-generated image of the rock-hard prunish looking thing you think his liver looks like.

Or one episode could be about the surgery involved in making your tongue really long like Gene Simmons's.

Or have a doctor explain exactly what health problems GG Allin was exposing himself to when he would get drunk, cut himself, and roll around in his own feces onstage.

The possibilities are staggering.

David said...

you should have drawn the sleeveless def leppard on the rawkstar. that would have been rawktacular.

Todd Johnson said...

I agree with Gavin, thats no fist pound