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WOODY, 2007
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Cherry, walnut, aniline dye; 20” x 11” x 7”

Copyright James Mellick

 
Woody was beginning to get worried since he has been like this for more than four hours and he was thinking it was about time for his master to call his (Woody’s) doctor.

 

He wishes that his master did not eat his dinners while watching the evening news be

Woody was beginning to get worried since he has been like this for more than four hours and he was thinking it was about time for his master to call his (Woody’s) doctor.

 

He wishes that his master did not eat his dinners while watching the evening news because there are all those horrible commercials aimed at baby boomers.

 

There are commercials for toenail fungus, hemorrhoids, adult diapers, sleeping pills and hair restoration. Then there are the commercials with the quarterback throwing his “football”  through a swinging “tire” and a naked man and woman watching the sunset outdoors in separate bath tubs.  What’s that all about?

 

One shelf in his master’s pantry that once held candy, chips and salsa is now dedicated to vitamins, supplements, dietary fiber, and pills for arthritis, high blood pressure, acid reflux and just about everything else that ails him.  It’s, like, his master’s drug experimentation in the 60’s has caught up with him and (Wow man) he is still a sucker for drug pushers.

 

Woody suspects that his current problem may be the result of his lapping up a couple little blue pills laying at the base of the pantry.  He’s been like this so long that woodpeckers think he is a log.  Baby boomers—please keep your pills away from grandchildren and pets.   –James Mellick

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The Art of James Mellick: Woody