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The Droodle Creativity Test

The Droodle Creativity Test

Are you a personality test addict?

Me, too. I like the short, sweet, sometimes funny tests best. So here is my newest test regarding creativity featuring Roger Price’s “Droodles.”

Do I hear you asking, “What is a Droodle?” Or maybe even, who the heck is Roger Price? Roger is my favorite comedy writer and cartoonist of all time. Back in the 1950s, he created the droodle – a combination of a doodle – what you scribble while attending a very dull lecture. Or while you are listening to some long-winded person on the phone. And a riddle. It’s a droodle.

 

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First, let me tell you about Roger Price

Roger was born March 6, 1918 in Charleston, West Virginia. During the 1940s, he was a comedy writer for The Bob Hope Show. He performed in the musical revue, Tickets, Please! (1950), and wrote sketch material for New Faces of 1952. He was a panelist on several other game shows of the early 50s including the popular What's My Line? Your parents may remember that one.

His book, Droodles, published in 1953 became so popular it launched a droodles craze and subsequently became the subject of a new TV game show with the same name. Roger was the host. The commercial success of his collections of droodles led to the founding of the Price Stern Sloan publishing house. Roger had met Stern when they were both writers on the Tonight show.

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Price was the prolific author of a number of other Droodle books as well as numerous books in which he collaborated with Leonard Stern including the popular Mad Libs series based on a mixed-up story-telling game.

Other books by Price include What Not to Name the Baby, In One Head and Out the Other, I’m for Me First, J.G., the Upright Ape, and The Great Roob Revolution. As well as an album, Roger and Over.

There was a sense of the sublime in his writing. He once described a colleague as having “a physique that is just barely noticeable and a long expression.

In fact, he looks like a beagle who is too polite to mention that someone is standing on his tail . . . and pretty girls frequently stop on the street to scratch him behind the ears.”

 

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Renaissance Droodle

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A little history about Droodles

You won’t find the word in any dictionary, but droodles can be traced back to the 16th century.

The Italian painter, Agostino Carracci (1557- 1602), drew one of the oldest known droodles - a vertical line with a small circle near the top and another line at an angle – representing a blind beggar behind a street corner. At least that’s what Agostino said it was.

Ship Arriving Too Late to Save Drowning Witch

Ship Arriving Too Late to Save Drowning Witch

Baby-boomers may recall these puzzles from when they were younger. Roger Price's name may not be well known, but the images of his droodle drawings prove that his work resides in the deep recesses of our minds. These simple line drawings with sometimes complicated answers may be silly and almost impossible to guess but they are fun to try to decipher.

This graphic by the way is famous – it appears on the front cover of Frank Zappa’s album of the same name (1982) -“Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch.” Can you see it? Price also had an alternate caption for this droodle – “Mother Pyramid Feeding Her Baby.” These whimsical diagrams can often have more than one punch line so there are no wrong answers – as long as the answer is funny.

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Finally – The Droodle Test for Creativity

Here are 12 examples of popular Roger Price droodles – only the graphics and not the original captions. Each graphic is numbered from 1 to 12. Your mission if you care to undertake it, before I self-destruct, is to think of a caption that you think describes each droodle.

Take a sheet of blank paper and write down the numbers from 1 to 12. Write your title for each graphic next to the appropriate graphic number. Your caption may be Roger’s if you remember it, or your own as long as it is applicable . . . and funny.

Example: Look at the Droodle on the Frank Zappa album. Can you see the “ship arriving too late to save a drowning witch"? Now go forth and write captions on your paper for each of the twelve graphics.

Scientific Explanation of Droodles

How does the human brain make sense of these unfamiliar diagrams? Without going into a long scientific explanation, our interpretation of droodles is based on the pareidolia, an innate human tendency to impose a pattern on random or ambiguous shapes.

Think about the way we decipher cloud formations in the sky. “There’s a puppy . . . now it’s a turtle . . . no, it’s Uncle Louie.”

In the same way, our experiences and our knowledge interact with what we see, and allow us to recognize a scene, even a portrait, from minimal cartoons or droodles. Roger described his droodles as "a borkley-looking sort of drawing that doesn't make any sense until you know the correct title."

Besides being entertaining, droodles are also used in cognitive research and as a tool for building creativity.

(I often use droodles, both Roger’s and my own, in my motivational presentations to illustrate concepts and, if necessary, to wake up the audience,)

How to Score

Did you remember or create amusing captions for 9 to 12 droodles? Congratulations! You are hereby declared creative and ingenious – a Squiggle of the highest order (see Simple Symbol Personality Test ).

Did you write applicable funny captions for 5 to 8 droodles? Then you are a Squiggle in training. There is hope for you.

Could you think of only 4 or less? Then you may want to practice more thinking outside of the box, or Square, whichever applies. And take another Tylenol.

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Answers

Do not look at the answers until you have attempted to supply captions for all 12 diagrams. If you disobey, you know I will know. Then I must inform Vlad Dracula and he really knows how to hurt a guy. Read about his favorite impalement methods in “Interview with Dracula.” Muuhhwaaahaaa.

1 Man wearing bowtie caught in elevator doors

2 Egg wearing a bikini

3 Pig emerging from a heavy fog

4 Tomato sandwich made by amateur chef

5 Child blowing giant bubble gum bubble

6 Person soaking in a bathtub

7 Obese bent-over person on bench

8 Four elephants inspecting an orange

9 Giraffe that swallowed landline phone

10 Man committing suicide falling past window

11 The Three Musketeers and D’Artagnan

12 Four guys looking under card table for card that fell on floor.

Marriage is a three-ring circus: first, there's the engagement ring, then there's the wedding ring, and finally, the suffering. – Roger Price

Roger Price knew what he was talking about - he married four times. He was not only a helluva cartoonist but a helluva optimist. as well.

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© Copyright BJ Rakow, Ph.D. 2011. All rights reserved. Author, "Much of What You Know about Job Search Just Ain't So." Readers say this book was the BEST! Includes most-needed information for older workers.

Please tell me in the Comments what creative captions you may have invented. Could be a whole new Hub there.

Kneco on June 16, 2016:

Do you still like hearing what people come up with?

#1 - A bow tie being sliced in half by a very thin sword

#2 - Two chopsticks placed over a warped glass rim (It's a stretch, I know.)

#3 - A button that has been squashed by a train

#4 - A bird's-eye view of a man stuck between two wall segments

#5 - The backside of a man wearing a giant ping-pong ball costume

#6 - The invisible man looking into a full-length mirror with his new gloves and beret

#7 - A blob preying on an innocent couch

#8 - Four anteaters sniffing an orange

#9 - A telephone pole with many woodpeckers living inside it

#10 - Two sock puppets on the watch for humans

#11 - The inside of a donut box after a very boring meeting

#12 - Bird's-eye view of a table with said donut box on it

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on April 06, 2015:

Hi, Mattycash. Delighted that you stopped by to analyze these Droodles. And thank you for your most creative answers. Particularly happy that those fellows caught that falling baby. ;)

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on April 06, 2015:

Hi, Brooklands - Happy your found your copy. Roger would be pleased, too. :)

Mattycash on February 24, 2015:

1. Slice of cheese falling into a still bed of water

2. Blindfolded man with cloth around his mouth

3. Melancholy boy staring into space

4. Aerial view of robot (with turrets)

5. 2 Hearts stoned to death

6. Bottom view of UFO taking off from Earth

7. Grumpy old afro man

8. That scene from Inception when the street folds over...

9. Twin brothers eating dates that are falling from the sky

10. Monster's antennas

11. 4 lasers shot through 4 holes

12. 4 men catching a falling baby in a net

Brooklands on December 19, 2014:

Thanks. I did find my copy of "You" by Price/Stern/Sloan. It is still funny to have people complete the drawings too.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on December 18, 2014:

Nice to meet you, Brooklands. I do remember an early test by Roger but do not recall the title of the book. He was a very funny and perceptive writer. Do not worry if you saw things differently than you were 'supposed to.' That may not work for engineering positions but it is dynamite for almost everything else.

Brooklands on December 10, 2014:

I found this page searching for the personality test that Roger Price put out probably in the early 1960's. I believe the book was titled "You", and you were to complete drawings based on his droodles, and then there was a key to describe what your drawing told about you. It was a great party game, but my copy of the key is long lost although I still have copies of the pages we used a group events. Have you or anyone else any memory of this book?

BTW, I only got the same answers for about 5 of the Droodles in your quiz, but I did get somewhat similar answers to your key on a few others so I do not feel too uncreative. I was not as creative as many, but never made it through engineering school either as I often saw things differently than I was "supposed to".

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 20, 2014:

Delighted that you took the test, m'dear. Perhaps your answers were different than mine but they only prove how extraordinarily creative you are. Well done! I am particularly enamored with your choice for #9 - cactus with chicken pox. Now why didn't I think of that?

belleart from Ireland on October 03, 2014:

oh my gosh...i didn't get a single one right:

1-Dickie bow on a clothes line

2-Hostage waits

3-A really lonely button

4-Cheese and entire onion sandwich

5-Man walks away sadly

6-Isolation and crowding at local pool

7-Sun setting behind park bench

8-Team! Together!

9-Cactus gets chicken pocks

10-two worms keep watch

11-tables all set but no-one came for dinner

12-Four men share secrets under table

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on December 02, 2013:

Hi, marty, so nice to meet you. It's apparent from your creative answers that you are definitely a Squiggle (see my hub: "Simple Symbol Personality Test.") I'm especially fond of your choice for #9 - two blind worms looking for each other. Very ingenious, m'dear.

marty on November 30, 2013:

hahaha this was so awesome i came up with some interesting ones myself since im apperantly a squibble ;) ANYWAY I ASLO GOT THE ELEPHANT ONE :D

2) Zebra crossing over a pond

3) A pig contact

4) a bookworm (worm stuck in between two books)

6) a table emerging from a dark tunnel

8) a dalamation stuck in quicksand

9) two blind worms looking for eachother

10) This is what happens when Aliens forget to bulid round-a-bouts

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 24, 2013:

If you found these funny, KKGals, then my mission has been accomplished. Happy you enjoyed the inquisitive elephants.

Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on June 24, 2013:

drbj, unfortunately I am terrible at this, I didn't get any but I found them funny. Especially the 'four elephants examining an orange.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on May 06, 2013:

How nice to see you here, Sid. But you lied, my friend. Your clever answers indicate you ARE creative! Trust me. The six answers you included are very imaginative and totally different from the answers of other victims .... er, I mean subjects. I am particularly enamored of #10 - your comment made me laugh out loud. So happy this exercise helped you to grin on a bad morning. May all your mornings this week be good!

Sid Kemp from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach) on May 03, 2013:

Okay, I came up with 12 for 12. I don't think I'm creative - just stubborn and dutiful. :) Here are some of my better ones:

#2 A potato refereeing a football game

#4 A bowling ball hiding in a stack of books

#6 A surprised person standing on his head (head shot)

#7 A couch at sunset

#9 A water spigot after a high-speed collision with a leopard

#10 Parachute failed to open - final image

Thanks - I'm grinning on a bad morning!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on December 26, 2012:

Ah, Chris, doodles say more about a person than he or she will ever know. Trust me. Thanks for finding this and finding it interesting. Happy New Year to ya!

carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on December 24, 2012:

I shudded to think what MY doodles say about me.. but this was an interesting hub! :-)

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on December 13, 2011:

Dear Derdriu - what a pleasure to find you here! Thank you for finding this Droodle summary all of the delightful adjectives you stated above.

The tomato sandwich and the foggy pig are my favorites. No thanks are necessary - it has been my pleasure to share.

Derdriu on December 10, 2011:

drbj: What an amusing, informative, useful summary of droodles in terms of their history, manifestation and meaning! My favorite is the tomato sandwich made by an amateur chef.

Thank you for sharing, etc.,

Derdriu

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on October 14, 2011:

Hi, Holle, your caption for droodle #5 is one of a kind. I'm filing it in my Memory bank for future reference. Delighted that you love stuff like this. Me, too. Thanks m'luv for the up.

Holle Abee from Georgia on October 14, 2011:

Too fun! I love stuff like this. I thought a good caption for #5 was "The headless horseman who kicked anorexia's a$$!" Voted up!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on September 12, 2011:

Welcome, Alexandranow, thanks for taking this test. You seem to be a very practical, pragmatic person. It would be interesting to know what type of work you prefer. Your creativity surged with #5 - man dressed as snow ball. Still laughing at that. :)

Alexandranow on September 12, 2011:

1. Cabiner, closet.

2. Bread.

3.Button.

4. Basic Geometry toy for kids

5.Man dressed as snow flake(ball)

6. Table from above with few plates

7.Bed

8.Cross road

9. Trunk of a tree

1o. Man under car fixing it

11.Stove from above

12. Money saver

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on August 24, 2011:

Delighted that this was fun for you, carrie, and enjoyable. Me, too, I am a droodle-fan also. Take the Pig Personality Test, and see what you think.

carriethomson from United Kingdom on August 24, 2011:

WOW that was fun. enjoyed the hub very much! and I am a fan of all these droodles :-)

carrie

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on August 14, 2011:

Devastated that you missed this, Alexandra, but delighted beyond measure that you found it. With that creative interpretation of number two (you will pardon the expression), you have identified yourself as a certified Squiggle.

Thank you for your laughter and the 'brilliant.' Have an awesome Sunday.

SilverGenes on August 14, 2011:

How did I miss this? Consider a drawing of #2 in this box - the tracks of my tears. But then, the laughter took over again :)

Thank you for the brilliant Sunday morning read!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on August 11, 2011:

Love your metaphor, susie, you know I'll find a way to use it somewhere. Speaking of somewhere, where are you now publishing those 'personal' hubs you spoke of? Maybe I'll check out that site, too. Panda is getting mighty wearisome.

Sweetsusieg from Michigan on August 11, 2011:

LOL - You are the greatest!!

Well, I haven't stopped writing!! But doing it in shorter form on other places. I got a little discouraged with the changes that were made here.... I had to remove a couple of my hubs for being 'too personal'... I got in a huff crossed my arms and said to myself "Well isn't this a fine kettle of fish!!"...

Then I got over myself... decided yep they were too personal for HubPages, so I put them elsewhere. I still like HubPages the best!! Not sure about all this Panda/Google stuff yet...

I save HubPages for the more serious/informative hubs/articles. That have more words etc...

Other than that, I am doing well!! Keeping busier than a one legged man in a butt kicking contest!!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on August 11, 2011:

Do I miss you, susie?

Does a sailor miss the sea? Does a doggie miss a tree?

Do doctors miss their fee? Does a bumble miss a bee?

Where in tarnation have you been? Having fun I hope. Delighted beyond verse to see you back, m'luv.

With your Droodle answers, you have proven to be a Squiggle of the highest order. But we both already knew that. I can't stop laughing at your creative answer to #5. And I read it an hour ago. Luv.

Sweetsusieg from Michigan on August 10, 2011:

Well better late than never right??

1. Bowtie caught in elevator

2. Laying sideways on a bunk looking out a prot - seeing Ostrich legs.

3. Pig nose pressed against a window

4. Tomato sandwich (LOL sort of got that right!!)

5. My Butt - before the accident! (You know the accident that gave me the big crack)

6. egg shaped bowling ball

7. Plating tent in bed with a fan under the blankets

8. 4 people at the table all reaching for the last biscuit

9. Foot rinser at the beach that didn't work so somone shot it.

10. Oops!!! I didn't realize it was so high up!!

11. racist donuts (all avoiding each other)

12. 4 chickens all going to the same piece of grain...

Whew... did I pass?? Tell me true Doc!!! Do I get the straight jacket yet??? Or better yet we'll just call it the "I Love Me" jacket!!

Miss me??

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 22, 2011:

Those are very clever and ingenious answers, Micky, but you must be very, very hungry indeed. Five of your answers related to food.

I'm still laughing at your descriptions of your ex-girlfriend as both #5 and #7. What a hoot she must have been. Thanks for stopping by, Micky-man.

Micky Dee on June 22, 2011:

1) cafeteria doors

2) grilled potato

3) a 2 yoke egg

4) a new toilet that replaces the low flow toilets in America

5) my ex-girlfriend

6) Yul Brenner's head- upside down

7) my ex-girlfriend in bed

8) a vacuum cleaner contest

9) a venereal disease

10) a parachute didn't work

11) 4 eggs on a griddle

12) an omelet

I must be hungry!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 21, 2011:

Excellent question, RedElf. My avatar is most definitely an optical delusion, as you put it. But it may have begun somewhere, somehow at some point in time by some crative person as nothing more or less than a droodle.

Thanks for finding the fun and enjoying the giggles.

RedElf from Canada on June 17, 2011:

Would your icon be considered a droodle, or simply an optical delusion? :D Fun hub - thanks for the giggles!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 13, 2011:

It is my sincere pleasure, Jane, to introduce you to droodles. They are fun and depending on our mood at the moment, we can see different captions for the graphics.

Be my guest and play droodles whenever you need a change of venue.

Because you are a very creative person, you will have no dificulty finding even more captions then are already mentioned in this hub and comments. Go forth and droodle.

Jane Bovary from The Fatal Shore on June 12, 2011:

Thanks for introducing me to these intriguing droodles drbj. There's hours of fun there in trying to think up those captions..if nothing else, I think it'd be good for your brain. I've bookmarked it for something to do on a rainy day.

Frankly, I'm amazed at the creativity of the answers!

Cheers

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 09, 2011:

Hey, Wayne, your demeanor isn't sick; it's just that you can't resist a challenge and love to share your wisdom. So herewith let the sharing begin: 1 - perfectly understandable; all of you but your bowtie made it into the elevator. 2 - that's one fast tater with racing stripes. 3 - what a neat name for a new outlet store - piglet - especially if it carries pig products. 4 - so you like orange sandwiches over tomato? No problem 5 - Waiting for swelling to subside - that's really out of the box. Spoken like a true MD.

6 - trying to visualize that circle doing cartwheels is giving me a headache. 7 - fat bed butt - I can dig it. 8 - headless brothers? This one is gruesome. 9 - OMG, this one is really painful - kidney stone passage. 10 -definitely someone stuck in something. 11 - you made this one mesmerizing with those eyes staring at me. 12 -really out of this world - the Hindenberg going down in flames.

You don't need therapy; you need a comedy screen writing offer. I'll mention your name to the Coen Brothers. Thanks for playing the game, buddy.

Wayne Brown from Texas on June 08, 2011:

I cannot go through this many girations without sharing it...it's not in my sick demeanor.

1. Arriving late into the elevator.

2. A baked potato with racing stripes.

3. Heard of the outlet, well, this is the piglet!

4. What an "orange sandwich" looks like from the side.

5. Now, we'll just wait for the swelling to subside.

6. A circle...doing cartwheels!

7. Git your fat butt out of bed!

8. Look what the four headless brothers found!

9. Passing a kidney stone.

10. Why won't "U" come out of there?

11. All eyes upon it!

12. Flames coming off the front of a blimp (as seen from the rear!).

I know, I know, several of you brain people out there want to offer me some free therapy....not doin' it! no way! WB

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 08, 2011:

So good to see you, Jim. Thank you for thanking me but it was entirely my pleasure to write this and I'm delighted it turned out to be fascinating for you.

Like you, I never fail to be surprised at the many different ways people perceive something to be true or false; to be black or white: to be good or bad. It's all the way we each view something based on our education and experience. And it's what makes people and the world we live in so interesting.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 08, 2011:

There is absolutely nothing wrong with you, Audrey, unless you consider creativity as a negative. I love your answers. 1. A box full of money with a bow on it. Don't we wish? 2. An easter egg - at least it wasn't tortured like Sa'ge's. 3. My little sister as a kid. Guess sis didn't have too much hair then. 4. Balancing a book on my head. Always a good exe4cise for posture.

5. Do I look fat? Loved that one. Fat compared to what? 6. Look ma - I'm standing on my head! That's good for posture, too. 7. She can't fit on the sofa. Bingo, right on the mark. She's too big for the bench AND the sofa. 8. tapping the sap from a tree. Better han marrying one I always say. 9. 2 udders on a cow. Holey moley, an invisible cow! 10. exhausted. If those are your feet hanging over the bed, I can identify! 11. fried eggs. You must be hungry, too. I mean four. 12. a balloon in heat. I think the heat finally got to you.

What ingenuity! What creativity! I'm tempted to start singing, "What's it all about, Alfie?" I mean, Audrey. Thanks for having fun.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 08, 2011:

Hi, nicomp - You saw Dilbert and company - what a treat! Scott Adams is one of my favorite cartoonists.

And that was an extremely Squiggle-type interpretation. No surprise!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 08, 2011:

Hi, Sa'ge, nice to see you here. Loved your answers. #1 -you saw buttons? I can see that. #2 - the 'spy' egg - what a torture you devised. #3 - those could be 2 peas. #4 - cannon on its side? You must have just seen that Johnny Depp pirate movie! #5 - back side of person bending over. A very fat person to be sure. #6 - you got me with that one. #7 - yep, I can smell the rising bread you saw. #8 - you saw another doozy. #9 - that really does look like bugs out of a pipe. #10 - I'm happy he was only falling out of a bed and not a building. #11 - you must have been hungry to see all those fried eggs. And #12 - wonder what those peeps were hiding from?

Congrats, sa'ge - very creative answers, m'dear. Hugs backatcha.

Springboard from Wisconsin on June 07, 2011:

This actually turned out to be a particularly fascinating article for me, so thanks for having written it. The mind, and the way the mind works, and the way each individual person envisions something is wholly telling of why the world is the way that it is. We all live in the same world. Yet we all see the world in our own way. And something obvious to me may not be something obvious to you, and vice versa.

As I said, fascinating.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on June 05, 2011:

I love all of your tests and this is no exception. But...I really think there is something wrong with me after the answers I came up with :) OK - Doctor - here it is!

1. A box full of money with a bow on it

2. An easter egg

3. My little sister as a kid

4. Balancing a book on my head

5. Do I look fat?

6. Look ma - I'm standing on my head!

7. She can't fit on the sofa.

8. tapping the sap from a tree

9. 2 udders on a cow

10.exhausted

11.4 fried eggs

12.a balloon in heat

??????????? What fun! Thanks!

nicomp really from Ohio, USA on June 05, 2011:

#8 Dilbert and 3 of his relatives laying down with the tops of their heads pointing at the top of another Dilbert relative who is standing up.

Sa`ge from Barefoot Island on June 05, 2011:

1 magnetic buttons

2 an egg silenced and blinded

3 two peas on a platter

4 a back side of a cannon on it’s side.

5 back side of a person bending over

6 person turned upside down surprised to

find his nose did not come with him

7 bread on a rack, raising

8 wow, he ate his own head!

9 bugs finding their way out of water pipe

10 he fell of the bed

11 eggs, sunny side up

12 four peeps trying to hide under the same table

great hub! :D hugs :D

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

What creative captions, Keith, but I already know how ingenious you can be. Writing, that is.

Ok, let's see. #1 - an angry box. Was it the bowtie that upset you? I'll have to have a talk with that sucker. For #2 - resembling Homer Simpson. I'll have to take your word for that one; never watch that TV show.

#3 - Two peas swimming? Yup, I can see that. #4 - A Mexican carrying two briefcases - good. Since those cases look large, there may be an 'illegal' concealed in each.

#5 - Elephant tying shoelaces. Ingenious. Guess he didn't own enough shoes to go around. #6 - Too gory for me to mention. What were you drinking?

#7 - Couple watching the sunrise. Now that was romantic! #8 - I like your elephants with the Mexican better than Roger's elephants with the orange.

#9 - Tapping a rubber tree" With spots? OK - that's possible. #10 - Right on. That was the suicidal guy who yelled out, ":So far, so good."

#11 - Square dancing Mexicans? Fantastic. They were probably at a fiesta celebrating the success of the coyote (smuggler) with the suitcases.

@12 - Far out. But I don't dare comment; it might tend to incriminate me. But I am laughing hysterically.

Don't worry about those men in the white coats - I can hear them doubled over with laughter at #12, too. Thanks for playing along!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

I love to have you visit, pras, your comments are always so pleasant and commendable.

You are a creative teacher, too, so I knew you would especially enjoy this hub and I'm delighted that you are sharing it with your students.

Thank you for your vote and a very nice weekend to you, too.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

Thaks, christopher, for taking the time (and the typing) to share your creative captions with all of us.

OK, #8 was similar with snookers and a ball replacing elephants and an orange. Good. But you lost me with #10 resembling two submarines. Did you mean #6 by any chance?

Loved your #12 - squashing a tortoise - very original and very funny. Delighted you had some fun - me, too.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

Hi, Supers49 - delighted to have you stop by and comment and also that you came up with some really creative titles. You'll have to tell me about them. Maybe we can create another hub with yours and Martie's - anonymously of course.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

If your captions were different, Alicia, that's great. It shows how inventive and creative you can be. Funny or not. So happy you found this fun, enjoyable and interesting. Makes my night. Note: Someone else already made my day. Heh, heh.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

So, Frog, sometimes you can get lost in this stuff? That's funny, so can I. Is that a good thing? Of course, it means you are extraordinarly creative, ingenious, innovative and intelligent. ...... Like me.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

Delighted you had so much fun, Ruby. That makes my day. So #8 to you looks like two bunnies kissing? Would you like to make your appointment right after amillar?

Just kidding of course.

And since you took the trouble to make a request, I will try to continue writing my 'strange' but edifying hubs. Cheers to you, too, m'dear.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

So, amillar, all the droodles with one exception look like eggs wearing bikinis to you? And one is naked and hiding? Hmmmmmm! When would you like to make an appointment for a consultation?

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 04, 2011:

Hi, Martie, I guess Roger with four ex-wives may have known whereof he spoke.

You got my attention, sweetie, with your remark that your creative droodle captions could be a whole 'nother hub. You could always send it to me via email - my lips would be sealed. Promise.

So you droodle flowers, trees and candles? As an amateur droodle analyst, I would guess that flowers and candles (at this moment) represent romance. Trees though are more indicative of growth and strength (could that be whatshisname). Don't want to embarrass him by calling him Bob.

Covering the top page corner entirely with lines appears to be a potential stress reliever. Enough analysis for one comment. Thanks for finding this interesting and playing along. :)

attemptedhumour from Australia on June 03, 2011:

Right!

1 an angry box

2 Homer Simpson jogging off into the distance with a head band and a bandaged jaw

3 Two peas having a swim

4 a Mexican carrying two briefcases

5 an elephant tying his shoe laces

6 a french aristocrat's head dropping into the basket

7 a couple lying in bed watching the sun come up

8 four elephants telling a Mexican off

9 tapping a rubber tree

10 someone falling from a high-rise building

11 four Mexicans square dancing

12 four ladies making a Mexican's day

Oh well, that's my spin on it, i'll await the knock on the door from those men in white coats. cheers

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on June 03, 2011:

You are very creative, my friend. I had never heard about this before. I love science and this was so beautiful to be learned. I'll show this to my students. Well done and you got my VOTE. Have a nice weekend!

Prasetio

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on June 03, 2011:

Hi there.

I,ll just give you a few of mine, as I cant be doing with all that typing.

1 exactly the same as yours.

8 The four snooker cues were bullying a ball.

10 The two submarines looked both directions.

12 Squashing a tortoise is not a nice thing to do.

The rest of them I will keep secret, but I did them all.

That was a fun test. Thank you.

SUPERS49 on June 02, 2011:

THAT WAS GREAT! HAD A LOT OF FUN AND CAME UP WITH SOME REALLY CREATIVE TITLES.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 02, 2011:

My captions weren’t very funny, and I saw different shapes than the artist intended in some of the drawings. It was fun to read the original captions, and the whole hub was enjoyable and very interesting!

The Frog Prince from Arlington, TX on June 02, 2011:

Sometimes I can get lost in this stuff. Is that a good thing?

The Frog

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 02, 2011:

This was so much fun. ( I know i need help ) I must admit that i did pretty good. I like my number 8 better

( Two Bunnies kissing ) Like i said, " I need help" Thank you. Your hubs are so much fun. Don't stop!!

Cheers

amillar from Scotland, UK on June 02, 2011:

They all look like eggs wearing bikinis to me (except for the one that's totally naked and hiding in the cupboard).

Martie Coetser from South Africa on June 02, 2011:

Hahaha for that Roger Price quote about 'rings'. 90% of all married couples will surely agree with him, I'm sure. It is wonderful to love somebody and to be loved, but to live in the same house for weeks/months/years requires some other exhausting actions subdued to love.

Anyway, I think 'droodle' is a perfect word for the scrabbling we do unintentionally while our attention is elsewhere. My list of creative captions of above droodles is definitely a whole new Hub. I'm afraid if I publish it here, I might be labeled as a mmmmm - we never know how others will interpret our interpretations and it is better not to give them any ammunition. You know me...

By the way, I always droodle flowers, trees and candles... because I can't droodle anything else :))) Oh, and I'll cover the left top corner of a page with lines until I can't see the color of the paper. Thanks for another very interesting hub, drbj!

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 02, 2011:

What a creative interpretation, SilentReed. You are so right. Droodles can be a mandala to aid visual thinking and stimulate one's sense of humor. Sorry about the Tylenol. And don't worry about Vlad - I'll put in a good word for you.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 02, 2011:

Oh, susannah, you are more creative than you know. Just reread your Hubs. And you found your way here. And ... most importantly, you own a really adorable looking dog.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 02, 2011:

I knew you were a latent Squggle, rh, no matter what anyone says.

Great title for #1 about getting your goodies here and I cracked up at your caption for #6 - the romantic potato titled "Look Deep into My Eyes."

Thanks for the squiggle giggles wish - they are almost perpetual with me.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 02, 2011:

Thanks, Fossillady, for the visit and the 'interesting.' But especially for the comment I shall treasure -'whimsical ability."

Try returning later in the evening. Some images just take longer to see. Then again ... Oh, well, I have faith in you.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 02, 2011:

Hello, Hanna. Don't give up, dear, some folks are just sillier than others - like me. Thanks for visiting - hope all is well with you.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 02, 2011:

Thanks, Will, for letting me know that Droodles used to be a regular feature in some newspapers. I wouldn't know that since I was too young to read then. Heh, heh.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 02, 2011:

Tina - You ARE creative! Don't sell yourself short. I'm still laughing at the images you conjured up of the giraffe with phone looking like a stove, and the obese person on a bench looking like dough rising from a bowl (it really does), and the bubble gum kid looking like a really fat person.

You were spot on with the pig (stuck in a fog bank) and the tomato which is a sandwich.

99% of the folks who see the #1 droodle for the first time say it's a fridge or a gift box. So you are practically an authentic Squiggle. I have spoken.

Thanks for enjoying this fun and the awesome.

SilentReed from Philippines on June 02, 2011:

I was thinking that these droodles are the modern version of a mandala. To be use as an aid to meditation.The goal being to perceive things directly,spontaneously and immediately.Visual thinking with a sense of humor.The result for me unfortunately necessitate a trip to the medicine cabinet for some tylenol...:) and I'll be expecting a visit from Dracula :))

susannah42 from Florida on June 02, 2011:

I have never been artistically creative. I try, but it's not there.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on June 02, 2011:

Drbj - now you just made my day. I'm a squiggle according to this one! I thought #1 looked like a present! It's a wrapped box with a bow! So I titled that one - Get Your Goodies Here! And I thought #6 looked like a romantic potato - so I titled that one - "Look Deep into My Eyes" lol!

What fun! Thanks and I hope you get the squiggle giggles today too!

Kathi Mirto from Fennville on June 02, 2011:

Very interesting, I imagine you scored well yourself with this one drbj, you have that whimsical ability we all admire! Maybe it's too early in the day, but couldn't come up with anything funny! Oh well

Hello, hello, from London, UK on June 02, 2011:

Sorry, drbj, but is one thing I can't do and because of that gave up a long time ago.

drbj and sherry (author) from south Florida on June 01, 2011:

Well, Pamela, coming close is better than not coming at all. But I digress . . .

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on June 01, 2011:

This used to be a daily feature in many newspapers.

Christina Lornemark from Sweden on June 01, 2011:

I must be totally lost here since I obviously did it wrong at first! I was more counting stripes and rings....How is that for creativity? And it looks like I am not funny at all, maybe I am hungry since nr 9 looks like a stove, and nr 7 looks like a dough emerging from a square bowl?, nr 3 is definitely a pig stuck in something, nr 4 looks like a sandwich, nr 1 is a closed refrigerator and nr 5 looks like a man that just have been eating too much but I don't know what has happened to his head....maybe he has swallowed that too!

I will spare you the rest and go to the kitchen!

Anyway, I am a personality test addictive and this one was very funny when I got the hang of it! And your hub was awesome as always!

Tina

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on June 01, 2011:

I came close on a few at least somewhat similar but not particularly interesting.

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