Brevity by Dan Thompson

Brevity

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  1. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, about 12 hours ago

    …Weena.

  2. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Ummm…
    Morlocks (and Weena) were H. G. Wells, not JulesVerne.

    Is that Shirley U Geste, sister of Beau?

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    AAAAAGGGHHHH!!


    It took a while…. but long after I decided not to post here tonight, some rusty old synapses finally fired…..


    Jules Verne and Shirley…
    it’s a loooooong stretch…..
    but that’s not a surprise, coming from Dan….


    Plus I needed a bit of help from Google…. especially considering it was almost 40 years ago,
    AND I don’t think I’ve ever watched a whole episode….


    Jules Verne and Shirley…
    Verne and Shirley….
    LAverne and Shirley!


    1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!



    Whew!
    And feel free to stop watching that video after the first 20 seconds or so….

  4. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    And I have no idea why “Morlocks” is in there unless, as has been suggested, Dan has Jules Verne mixed up with HG Wells.


    Do I get a cookie?

  5. gopher gofer

    gopher gofer GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago

    @SusanSunshine

    you get a gold star – i would never have made that connection, never having seen the show…

  6. cdward

    cdward said, about 9 hours ago

    Wow, I instantly got the Laverne and Shirley reference but, like Dan, didn’t catch that Morlocks are Wells, not Verne. Oops.

  7. Jonno

    Jonno GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    You folk are missing the point about the Morlocks. The hint is in ‘schlemiel’ …. meaning that the unlucky person never gets anything right.

  8. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Jonno…. nu?
    Sure, a schlemiel can be an unlucky person…. a schlimazel maybe even more so.


    But the person reciting the rhyme wasn’t supposed to be the schlemiel or made to play the schlimazel….

  9. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    I’m having problems getting the video clip I posted above to play…
    it says to try later.
    If it’s still not working and you actually want to see it,

    Try clicking here.


    This one seems to be better quality anyway… but I didn’t want to take up space by embedding it twice, especially if the other comes back to life.

  10. Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the begger says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    Yeah, never watched Laverne and Shirley either…

  11. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Schlimazel tov!

  12. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, about 4 hours ago

    Laverne and Shirley was a funny show. Lenny and Squiggy were 2 male characters on the show. When this “knockout” walks by, Squiggy bites the palm of his hand in appreciation/frustration of her beauty. I do it to this day.

  13. Justjoking

    Justjoking said, about 3 hours ago

    @Dogsniff

    Yeah. I always wondered if that was Squiggy’s idea of foreplay.

  14. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, about 3 hours ago

    Louie from “Taxi” explained the difference: “A schlemiel will be at a fancy dinner party and spill his soup. A schlimazel will be the guy he spills his soup on!”

  15. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, about 3 hours ago

    Yeah, saw Laverne and Shirley… spinoff from Happy Days.
    (I believe)
    Yes, Morlocks were an HG Wells innovation. Trouble is, I’m not sure what to replace it with. Nautilus? Nemo?

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