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Jim Nolan
New York
Jim grew up in Buffalo, NY. He is married to Isabella Bannerman.
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Wow! Look at this beautifully restored grill by Adam Gibson. As usual, Adam knocks it out of the park with this creatively restored beauty. It's a salute to the Kitchener, Ontario, Buffalo Forge plant. Here's Adam's report: "So because Buffalo Forge expanded to our neighbor's land, I wanted to do a tribute piece. I spent a long time trying to find the blower and the pendent piece on the blower shield. Both of them came from an eBay seller in Vermont who lives close to Canada. The cover caps are from Howie Mook off an old wagon and I came... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Excited to have a piece in the October issue of Funny Times. Click on image to enlarge, it should make it easier to read. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Brenda Lo, an immigrant from China who designed gorgeous cheongsam dresses and unique Hawaiian shirts in Honolulu and San Francisco, passed away on September 12. She was an artist, entrepreneur, and someone way ahead of her time. Her story is below. Thank you, Brenda, for sharing it. You can also see more of Brenda's work by following this thread. Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
Mrs. Marks, glad you liked it. I miss Larry and Tim so much. The Urbans were wonderful, funny people my family were lucky to know. Thanks for writing.
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Today's beautifully drawn Six Chix cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Love the bird feeder and litter box. You can see more of her animal cartoons here. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Two images sent to me by my friend Matt Conrad. Matt had these boarding passes made at a NASA site to honor his relative Lieut. Michael J. Duddy and my great-uncle Lieut. John V. Curry. Both were from Plains, PA and killed in action in World War I. Matt writes: "Every few years NASA does a thing where you can put your name or a family member name up into space." So he put both soldiers' names on them. You can read about the program here and add the name of your own hero, if you like, until September 30.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Click to enlarge, and note the great Isabella Bannerman cartoon. Thanks, Funny Times! Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Good advice on both counts. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Urban gardening cartoon, lumberjack cartoon, fashion cartoon, drone cartoon, technology cartoon Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Go for the chocolate croissant, Diana. "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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A beautifully drawn cartoon by Isabella Bannerman, today's Sunday panel for King Feature Syndicate's "Six Chix." I still want to go! Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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This cartoon sounds a lot like me coming home from work after eating at Shake Shack. Coincidence. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. At least we don't have to open CD packages anymore. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Cartoon by Isabella Bannerman Once I was in a book club that had only men. I know what you’re thinking: “What did you read about, beer?” It’s just that kind of stereotyping that keeps men from forming book clubs and reading Proust together. Whatever. We read a history book. A history of Guinness Stout. One of our members worked for the company that owned the brewery, and his idea was that we would all read the book, and then rent a bus and visit pubs to further study this important icon of Irish commerce and culture. I guess you could... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Siri keeps getting smarter and smarter. Uh-oh. Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. Isabella grew up in Western New York, and experienced the Blizzard of '77. Fortunately, most snow there gets plowed quickly. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Illustration by Josh Roepe While the New Year promises many good things, we must keep in mind that certain human behaviors never evolve. I’m talking about our stubborn and unhealthy habit of underestimating Godzilla and Liam Neeson. This was made obvious to me while watching two new movie trailers: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Cold Pursuit. In both, mankind continues to make the same mistake over and over again. Fools! Let’s start with Godzilla, who has to be the most misunderstood creature on the planet, and has been for over 60 years and 33 films. He has been patient... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife, Isabella Bannerman. When the robots take over, they will still have to contend with our problems. Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Illustration by Isabella Bannerman Maybe you’ve heard of the Italian word “Mammoni,” which means “Mamma’s boy” in Italy. It refers to men in their twenties and thirties who live at home with their parents and are lavishly tended to by their adoring mothers. Some of the recent statistics about the Italian economy will tell you that it’s all about unemployment, lack of affordable housing, and the collapse of the social safety net. Blah, blah, blah. I am trying to turn my sons into Daddoni, because I don’t want them to leave. I miss my sons terribly when they are away.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I know I’m going to get some pushback on this from Chocolate Babka fanatics, and they make a strong argument, but for me the pinnacle of Western Civilization is Panettone. Specifically, Panettone with Chocolate Chip and Coffee Cream Filling. What about famous works of art, you ask. The Sistine Chapel? The Mona Lisa? The Ninth Symphony? They are all supreme examples human accomplishment, but do you doubt that Michelangelo or Leonardo or Beethoven wouldn’t have abandoned them for even a small bite of chocolate panettone? They would have jumped at the chance. “Mona, come over here, you gotta taste this.”... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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I'm not sure David Attenborough covered this type of whale behavior in Blue Planet II. Great one, Isabella! Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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There are a lot of ways to die. Especially in the movies. You can be axed to death by an orc. You can be thrown to your death by Chewbacca or Batman. Shot by Luke Skywalker or Howard the Duck. The engine room of the Titanic can flood, with you in it. Your chariot can tip over on you. A giant mutant ant may crush you in its pincers. There’s a sound effect for that. It’s called the Wilhelm Scream, and it’s been an inside joke among sound designers and film buffs for decades. It is a flexible, good-for-what-ails-you sound... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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Today's "Six Chix" cartoon by my wife Isabella Bannerman, perhaps inspired by BBC's "Blue Plant II" we've been watching. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog
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It’s a two-mile-long, flat plane of ice floating in the Weddell Sea off Antarctica, shaped like a perfect rectangle. It’s so big it contains enough water to fill every swimming pool in California several times over. It’s a tabular iceberg, broken off from the Ross Ice Shelf. Scientists, who think they know everything, say that such a shape—perfectly even on the top with 130-foot high sides that look like they were cut with a band saw—is natural and explained by something they call “physics.” I have another theory, unencumbered by fact: it is an ice rink used by giant aliens... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2018 at Jim Nolan's Blog