Heart of the City by Mark Tatulli

Heart of the City

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  1. Zero-Gabriel

    Zero-Gabriel said, 4 months ago


    Um… No.

  2. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Yeah, but bubbles went out with Lawrence Welk. Oh, you wouldn’t know about that, would you, Heart?

  3. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, 4 months ago

    It would not surprise me to find out that the premise of this strip is based on “Hollywood-reality.”

    Meanwhile, while it isn’t a special effect as such, here are the words to the United States’ presidential anthem (The only person in the United States who by tradition has his own fanfare.).

    “Hail to the Chief.”

    “Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
    Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all,
    Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
    In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.

    Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,
    This you will do, that’s our strong, firm belief.
    Hail to the one we selected as commander,
    Hail to the President! Hail to the Chief!”

    The main line, “Hail to the Chief,” Comes from the poem “The Lady of the Lake,” by Sir Walter Scott.
    The tune comes from an English play “Hail to the Chief,” written by James Sanderson.

    Without going into detail, the tune was given new lyrics and has since been used to honour United States presidents since a birthday party for George Washington.

  4. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 4 months ago


    James Garner offered the following in one of his movies:

    “Hail to the Chief, he’s the Chief and he needs hailing,
    I run the show, so you better watch your step, you @#$%$s!”

  5. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 4 months ago

    I see now!

  6. Boots at the Boar

    Boots at the Boar GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    Bah! Anybody can get an effects man. You aren’t really making it until you have an entourage of flyguys/backup dancers.

  7. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago


    Most presidents hated that song, and even made up their own words to it.

  8. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago


    James Garner’s words were, “Hail to the Chief, if you don’t I’ll have to kill you. I am the Chief so you’d better watch your step, you @$#…”
    Jack Lemmon’s wirds were “Hail to the Chief, He’s the chief and he needs hailing… and like that.”
    Yeah, I’ve got “My Fellow Americans” on tape too.

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 4 months ago

    Alexikakos: Hail Columbia is the official fanfare for the Vice-President.

  10. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, 4 months ago

    Hail to the chief who in triumph advances
    Honored and blest be the evergreen pine!
    Long may the tree in his banner that glances
    Flourish, the shelter and grace of our line!

    Heaven send it happy dew, Earth lend it sap anew
    Gaily to bourgeon and broadly to grow,
    While ev’ry highland glen sends our shot back again,
    “Roderich vigh Alpine dhu, ho i e ro!”

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