Two characters, a penguin and pencilguin, run around in their respective panels with their choice of drawing utensils, pen & pencil.

reese-witherspoon-withoutherspoonLately, I’ve seen a few amusing photos that consist of two parts. The first is the original, while the second has a part of its caption modified or substituted for other words and the image is modified accordingly. OK, that’s not so easily explained, so I’ve included a few examples below:

The pen & pencil drawing I’ve included above, occurred to me as I was considering what to draw. I thought of a penguin and noticed that it contained a ‘pen’ in it, so I merely substituted the pen for a pencil to give a ‘pencilguin’. Further to this, I drew two penguins, one in pen, the other in pencil, giving the pen penguin a pen and the pencil penguin (or pencilguin) a pencil. It would have been just as easy to have drawn a charcoalguin, crayonguin, or pastelguin.

While this may not be the funniest thing since something terribly funny, I enjoyed drawing in pen & pencil and it gave me an excuse to create some cute penguins with oversized drawing equipment, not that the stationery accessories were imperative.

Reconsidering relative sizes, the pen & pencil may be normal and the penguins very small.

The second image below is reminiscent of Victor Borge’s Inflationary Language routine. Mr. Borge invented a language where any words containing numbers within them would be inflated by one.

(I take no credit for the photos and these will be removed upon request)