The Rise of the Stickmen

In the beginning there was nothing…then there was something…then there was Captain Cook. By the look of it, Captain Cook went everywhere and linked all of the continents in a series of three massive world voyages. We owe a lot to Captain Cook as well as Captain Kirk, but that is another story! Today we will commence our party discussion on Captain Cook and how he forged the Stickman Party.

Aka Johnny Cash. Note the midriff buttons are undone…must have just come from a particularly large lunch with the queen…

Here is a picture of Captain Cook.

Here is a picture of his wife Elizabeth…one can only guess that she is the reason why he spent so long voyaging at sea

If you look closely, you can see where Captain Cook docked in Australia and in a different voyage pulled in to the bay right next to where Olalla nestles…

Here is where Captain Cook travelled

The vice president of The Stickman Party has torn himself away from his Friday activities (watching television) to share with you all his version of history via Captain Cook…

Captain Cook discovers Australia! (looks like the natives got to that Kangaroo first…)

Captain Cook greeting the natives in America somewhere…”history” says it was probably California, but does that pale skinned English gentleman look like he would want to spend time in California? No! Neither do we! We think he dropped into California to get a couple of oranges to stop the crew from succumbing to scurvy (yet again!) and then hightailed it off to cooler climes as fast as he could. History might not show him docking in Puget Sound but history also said that the earth was flat, that Australia was the edge of the world and ships would spill off the edge if they went there and that natives wouldn’t hurt you…

“Natives won’t hurt you Captain Cook!”…”oh…wait a minute…YES THEY WILL!”… too late old chap…a lesson learned in the name of history (and probably the reason why Christopher Columbus came with 3 ships, a lot of guns and a no nonsense attitude towards “the natives” 😉

A little known correspondence from Captain Cook to his wife on his deathbed goes as follows…

With his dying breath he pledged his allegiance to the queen, to his country and passed on his incessant need to wander the globe seeking truth, justice and the holy grail to a future generation of men willing to tell the truth as it really is rather than rely on the general perception and dictated that they shall portray the truth in tale and picture to enlighten the public about the world, the universe and everthing…with that he gave up his last breath and passed the flag on to an eagerly awaiting public and its only now that brave men are willing to take up his challenge and form The Stickman Party uniting around the globe to carry on the abandoning of familial duties to further their own curiosity.

And thus began the history of the Stickman Party…the truth tellers and the documenters of history as it REALLY is!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pinky
    Sep 07, 2012 @ 15:28:57

    Hahahahahahahahahaha……. Mr El Presidente of the Stickmen society should have his very own blog! I would lead a much less stressful life if you could write out what the hell it is that I am doing in those stick figures, then I wouldn’t be so confused. Steve can draw my life and tell me what to do next! Well Fronkii could write what i’m to do next as she is the only one who can possibly interpret the drawings.


    • narf77
      Sep 07, 2012 @ 16:20:30

      And obviously there would be NO shenanigans or tomfoolery going on in making my sister dance around in her day to day life like a puppet on a string? Unwise move Pinkus! ;). Stickmen unite! Jason can be the Albany quarter if he likes (they just need one more quarter and they have a whole! ;))


  2. christiok
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 00:58:25

    I LOVE IT! This history is so right on. Captain Cook as Johnny Cash’s great great great grandfather, the sour face of poor Mrs. Cook who got no attention, and of course, the Stickman drawings of Cook himself receiving jam from the natives. Teaching men to make women laugh is our goal.:) Way to go, Steve.


    • narf77
      Sep 08, 2012 @ 07:14:47

      Cheers Christi…I am going to write a book and cash in on my newfound fame…tell The Bearded One that all proceeds will go straight into the beer and recreation fund of The Stickman Party 😉


  3. Hannah (BitterSweet)
    Sep 08, 2012 @ 05:35:25

    An artist is born! Truly, this is turning into an illustrated blog, all gardening and food musings aside. 😉 Steve should consider getting his own venue to display those fabulous talents!


    • narf77
      Sep 08, 2012 @ 07:16:14

      I have to admit that this post got me the most likes in a day ever…I don’t know whether to be insulted or pleased! Steve’s head is swelling up and he is talking about book deals…something along the lines of “The Illustrated History of the World according to the Stick”…I think we have created a monster! 😉


  4. Allotment adventures with Jean
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 07:11:38

    Another entertaining post Fran. It’s Monday morning and it’s great to read your blog – gotta drag myself back to the kitchen now. Pickling awaits. Gotta get them jars all lined up!


    • narf77
      Sep 10, 2012 @ 10:34:56

      I will be doing the same this year Jean and as mum is no longer with us, I am now the keeper of the jam making tradition. The only difference is that my jam won’t be “apricot” or “plum” it will be “Moroccan apricot with rose petals” and “plum, kirsch and almond” and will probably taste foul lol! I guess you live and learn…I have done a fair bit of living but I never seem to learn all that much 😉 I am going to give mums ginger beer a go soon as she made the best ginger beer and we kids used to think that it was alcoholic (and to be honest, it most probably was!). Steve is making wines and I am going to have a go at making my own worst beer (minus the rose petals and cardamom…I will have to graduate up through the ranks to make that! ;)). Have a fantastic day bottling and keep those lovely posts coming, I need SOMETHING to stop me looking at my denuded sticks outside and make me cover my eyes and get back out into the poor long suffering garden on Serendipity Farm to herrald the beginning of some serious gardening 🙂


  5. brymnsons
    Sep 10, 2012 @ 23:41:10

    You guys are a great mix. It is always fun to log in for a good read. I make sure I have a cuppa ready before sitting down for my “fix”. I think that Steve may well have breathed in too much of that yeast, which is why his head is swelling 🙂 But really I think he could write/draw a great stick book, especially if he could do a flick stick book, very cool.


  6. bakermom
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 01:36:01

    oh my! What a hoot you are! Loved the post.


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