Dishes or Cartoon?!

I like to do dishes!Dishes or Cartoon?! Cartoon wins every time. You should have *seen* the stuff baked onto those dishes; it was like it had been superglued there. Hence today’s random, escaping-dishes scratching in the form of a cartoon-ish -like thing, off a pad of random notes about the Emily and Brian the peacock comic strip on which I’m working. Please note how I didn’t finish that last sentence with a preposition.


Normal service shall resume soon, I promise.

A mangled Hamlet and a Nobel prize!

nobel!Mr. Nakamura and his buddies scored a Nobel Prize in Physics this year, for their work in creating / discovering the magical blue LED… a key component of the white LED we see everywhere today. Good effort! At least with this year’s prize you can see the thing. Last year it was awarded in honour of the twisty-invisible-particle-whats-it that whizzes around in the Hadron Collider.

So, for the folks at All LED… “Nakamura and the Temple of Blue!

p.s. apologies, dear Will Shakespeare, for I hath truly mangled some of your text in the name of electronics humour.

Sucker for a substrate

Sucker-for-a-substrateHarold the Yellow LED goes into a jewelry sale where the margins are already wafer-thin, hoping to pick up something suitable for his lady friend. However it looks as if he’s getting talked out of the nice’n’cheap silicon and into something a little more upmarket and contemporary!

Another cartoon for the folks over at sunny :-)

Filament Phil

Filament-PhilThe latest in the series for the folks over at All LED… “Filament Phil“. Everyone in the LED camp thought Filament Phil was out for the count, floored by smarter electronics, better performance, and greater stamina. However, just as with CDs and vinyl records, Filament Phil isn’t dead and buried by any stretch of the tungsten!

Ganged Pots! (yo)

Ganged pots!Even pots have, like, their hoods ‘n’stuff where they’re, like, protecting their turf. You got the reds v the blues, the Sharks and the Jets, and right there you got your Logs v your Linears.

“This what happen when you is on the wrong side of the carbon tracks, yo! WEST SIDE!”

“Bring it, home boy! Yo! Gonna pop a cap in yo!”

(about 100uF, I’d estimate from all of that trash talking).

Thermal Grease

thermal-grease200Here’s the latest one for the folks at; a generic star-dome LED gettin’ down with his heat-sink girlfriend at a seventies re-union. Thermal grease!

“I got amps… they’re multiplyin’.
And I’m losin’ thermal control.
‘Cause the power
you’re supplyin’,
it’s electrifyin’!”

(Apologies to John, Olivia, and the others ;-)

Heat skink

Lizards and the like enjoy a bit of basking on a nice toasty rock or in the warmth generally, so why not a heat skink?I'm toasty!

Bully the Bullet

bully1Two contrasting articles I came across in the past week inspired this cartoon – the two different text blocks seem to put folks in the “Guns-R-Wonderful” camp or those who think that that the good ol’ USA might be something of a bully.

In any case, meet “Bully the Bullet”, a family-oriented, flag-waving .22 round. Get yours on a T-shirt, mug, baseball cap or rifle butt today!

As Sledge Hammer from that hilarious 80s TV show used to say… “Guns don’t kill people… … … bullets do.”

“Bully the Bullet” – click here.

“God Bless Amurrica” – click here.

Seriously, please give the guns a rest.

Sally celebrates

Sally celebrates coming off her meds by treating herself to some pretty new heels… and a gun! Bizarre. Still, it’s something a little different from all of the World Cup action on right now, and they are red heels which can cheer a girl up no end, apparenSally celebrates!tly. Or, a hot pink T-shirt with afore-mentioned bizarre cartoon might do the trick.

Photon Mattress

photon-mattress_smallThe latest cartoon for the folks at, Photon Mattress is here.

Meet the super-light Lambda-3000 mattress, available in fine stores now. The salesman has taken quite a shine to Mrs. Ocean Green LED, much to the dismay of Mr. Ocean Green LED.


Sally on meds

Sally on medsA spare half-hour today, so something not strictly electronics-related. Actually, it’s not electronics-related at all. In this one, they have poor Sally on meds to level out her peaks and troughs. All her colourful personality is trapped inside, encapsulated in a shell of grey. Awwh. You can get it on a T-shirt to tell the world: “Dammit, meds suck!”. Get your meds, er, T-shirt here.

OK, now back to electronics cartoons!