Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    too bad businesses have bought into the “black friday” business model.
    The idea of having prices too high all year to make a profit and then expecting to make all the money for the year in one month is pretty dumb. Be better to lower prices the rest of the year and actually get customers.

  2. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Apparantly that marketing strategy doesn’t work. In order to get people to buy what they don’t need they have to convince them that they’re ‘on sale’ and create a need for them.

  3. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, about 3 years ago


    Absolutely true. The no-more-sales, every-day-low-price experiment failed for Eaton’s and was one more nail in their coffin.

    EVERYBODY likes to feel they’re getting a deal.

  4. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 3 years ago

    Is any one else reading this strip with the voice of the guy from The Lucy Show? With that kind of Yeeeeees tone to him? I’ll find a youtube clip if I need an example but he is reminding me of that guy.

  5. dyankee23

    dyankee23 said, about 3 years ago

    Kill him.

  6. dyankee23

    dyankee23 said, about 3 years ago


    His name was Frank Nelson, and yes, he’s a dead ringer. He got his start tormenting Jack Benny.

  7. dkram

    dkram said, about 3 years ago

    I was thinking more in terms of “The Great Gildersleeve” aka Harold Peary.
    Gale Gordon is the guy from the Lucy shows.
    Mel Blanc was on “The Jack Benny Program”, he also was the sound of Jack’s Maxwell automoble.
    They all resemble each other.
    Source IMDb

  8. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 3 years ago


    Business big shots come up with these ideas, then they plant them in consumer’s minds and convince them that they want these “great deals.” And they use that thinking to shift the blame; “it’s the consumer’s doing, it’s their fault.” Rot and rubbish, all of it.

  9. vproulx

    vproulx said, about 3 years ago

    I am most glad I am too old to have suffered from the early back to school sales. What a way to pour water on a summer vacation.

  10. cbrsarah

    cbrsarah said, about 3 years ago

    I say don’t go shopping on that Thanksgiving weekend. But I’m sure there are people who will go to the stores anyway. And the ones that really suffer are the store employees who have to leave their families or not go at all because they have to work. And some stores are going to open on Thanksgiving later in the day just to get a head start on those so-called sales.

  11. Mstreselena

    Mstreselena said, about 3 years ago

    I love that Black Friday now starts on Thanksgiving, a time when we’re supposed to be with loved ones and some poor souls have to go to work or risk their jobs. Better yet, did you hear about the Wal-Mart in Ohio that has out food collection bins for their associates? Since the store doesn’t pay their employees enough to buy food, it’s now up to the customers to make sure that they have a nice Thanksgiving.

  12. JanCinLV

    JanCinLV said, about 3 years ago


    Yes, Mel Blanc was on the Benny show, but so was Frank Nelson. In the shopping skits, Nelson was the one with the whiny “yeeeeeeesssssss” while Blanc was usually a snivelly clerk whom Jack would torment into insanity.

    Blanc was also the voice of most of the Looney Tunes characters, including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and almost any of the others you can think of. He was known as “The man with 1000 voices” (a takeoff on Lon Chaney’s “Man with 1000 faces”).

  13. Dr.Midnight

    Dr.Midnight said, about 3 years ago


    Nope. Dyankee got it exactly right. Here’s a pretty good clip of Frank Nelson in action:

  14. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 3 years ago


  15. Jerry Carlson

    Jerry Carlson said, about 3 years ago


    Gale Gorden became a regular in the 1960s “The Lucy Show” as Mr. Moony, initially as the banker who approved or disapproved advances on her allowance from her late husband’s trust fund. Later she went to work for his bank; I particularly remember her wooing Jack Benny as a depositor by demonstrating a more secure vault than he had at home, culminating in the two of them sinking into quicksand right in front of the vault door while Jack acclaimed how brilliant it was. In the 1970s Gordon played Lucy’s brother-in-law/employer Harry Carter at an employment agency in “Here’s Lucy”.

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