There are times when it's good to challenge yourself, like warming up with donuts on your bat before taking the plate, or warming up with donuts on your plate -- you're gonna need that energy to tackle your real breakfast. For a guy hilariously challenging his left hand, check out The Striking Viking.
Born out of a casual bet to out-draw his coworker using his bad hand, the SD-born Viking's lefty-doodled out an extensive selection of celeb/movie sketches that're "horrible, yet funny and recognizable", so it's surprising that he lacks one of Carrot Top. 5 x 7'' celebrity portraits include squiggly-but-obvious works like a round/squat Danny Devito and sacrilegiously haggard Kristen Stewart, while more ambiguous/hilarious treatment's given to a twisted rendition of Seal (though the scarring's a dead giveaway), a disheveled and apparently strung-out John Stamos looking more like Sid Vicious, and a semi-Picasso'd Gerard Butler looking like the Goonies' Sloth, though that's clearly not one of Gerard's sins -- have you seen his abs!? Movie scene sketches come 8 x 10'', and include a decipherable version of the giant keyboard dance from Big, Indiana Jones running from a onrushing boulder and looking scared, and a Jurassic-ly primitive rendition of Dr. Malcom's unsuccessful attempt to distract the T-Rex, though real-life Goldblum's never been accused of not having enough flare.
The Viking's also got schloads of giftable greeting cards like a feelgood number showing two zombies informing a chesty broad "we love you for your brains", and a smiling hammer design dubbed "Tool Time", also the name of the program you warmed up with to get ready for a real show.
Published: September 2, 2010 at 4:00am EDT
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