November 1, 2007 5:00 AM
A Rockies Tribute
I didn't attend the Rockies Rally yesterday but that doesn't mean I can't give a tip of the hat to a job well done. I'm thankful I got to draw cartoons about it all. I've been pretty critical at times of the organization, the ownership group in particular. Only time will tell if some of my more pointed cartoons about the Monfort's remain true, but the players, Clint Hurdle, the coaching staff and, yes, Dan O'Dowd deserve credit for giving us all the Rocktober to remember.
As I've said before, Halloween is not one of my favorite nights of the year. Given the recent surgery that my wife has gone through I tried my best to keep her and the dogs sane by putting our Hallowen candy outside with a sign telling everyone to help themselves, take only a few pieces and please don't ring the door bell. Now I'm not sure why I thought that was a good idea but needless to say it was a complete disaster. The sign was huge, right above the bowl of candy on the porch. I even drew a cartoon Frankenstein on it to try and be friendly. I've come to a few conclusions regarding the youth of America based on last nights experience. First, kids can't read. Maybe if I had put the message together in, say, a video game maybe they would have heeded the simple instructions on the sign, but after the 500th ring of the doorbell I realized the sign was a failure. Secondly, when large amounts of free sugar are involved, kids have absolutely no honor or integrity. The little tykes are fine, each taking only just a few pieces. But when the group of high school kids came through and cleaned us out I decided the whole thing was fruitless. I brought in the pumpkins, the sign, the empty candy bowl, turned out the lights and called it a night. And based on the kids who kept ringing the doorbell to a darkened house it was a real success. Now I'm not trying to be crabby here, but not everyone is into the Halloween thing . And I'm sure I'm not alone. In any case, it's behind us for another year, and, hopefully next Halloween we'll be able to answer the door like we have in the past. Either that or I'll be the house in the neighborhood with the giant billboard in the front yard that says "NO CANDY HERE. I'M A DENTIST."