Adventures in Ethics and Science


The younger Free-Ride offspring’s admiration for and appreciation of the work of Jonathan Coulton continues unabated.

In fact, JoCo songs have become the subject of painstaking drawings that the younger Free-Ride hopes Mr. Coulton might encounter while Googling himself (as one does).

The latest offering is the younger Free-Ride offspring’s conception of Skullcrusher Mountain (lyrics here):


The level of detail is impressive. Maybe even a little disturbing. But I will admit to being quite taken with the half-pony, half-monkey monster:


For those who didn’t already know:

I made this half-pony, half-monkey monster to please you

But I get the feeling that you don’t like it

What’s with all the screaming?

You like monkeys, you like ponies

Maybe you don’t like monsters so much

Maybe I used too many monkeys

Isn’t it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you?

Imagine how excited I am that Mother’s Day is coming.


  1. #1 Christina Pikas
    March 18, 2009

    I know it’s not intended, but isn’t this a little sick appearing today?

  2. #2 The Science Pundit
    March 18, 2009

    Hehe! I once posted those lyrics on my blog and sitemeter told me that somebody had found my blog using the search words “Isn’t it enough to know that I ruined a pony making a gift for you”. Perhaps you’ll be as lucky. 😉

    The young Free-Ride is a talented artist (with good taste, may I add).

  3. #3 Angela Brett
    March 19, 2009

    Regarding the last comment, is the young Free-Ride familiar with Mother’s Day Song by frequent JoCo co-conspirators Paul and Storm? If so, you might hope there’s not too much disturbing detail on the pictures in your Mother’s Day card.

  4. #4 Isis the Scientist
    March 19, 2009

    This Isises are recent converts to JoCo’s goodness. I love him!!!

    Do you think I could commission the younger sprog to do a portrait of the Isis family?

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