Herb and Jamaal by Stephen Bentley

Herb and Jamaal

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, 12 months ago

    Still quicker than when Bleeding Gums Murphy did it at a Springfield Isotopes game.

  2. nz4m60

    nz4m60 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Yes, forget the little girl from the trailer park with the country music twang that always sings for the Red Wings home games. (Double that if a Canadian team is in town and “Oh Canada” gets the Nashville interpritation) I would rather have the barber shop quartet that flies through the thing at breakneck speed.

  3. The J.A.M.

    The J.A.M. said, 12 months ago

    At least they didn’t say é, è, ê, ë, ē, ė, ę, ě, ȇ, ȩ, ə, ɘ, ᶒ, ḕ, ḙ, ḛ, ḝ, or ẽ

  4. Plods with Beer ( did I mention beer? )
  5. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I agree with Herb – it’s just plain disrespectful.

  6. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 12 months ago

    Unfortunately, it seems that it’s primarily African-American singers who think that they have to carry the word “free” an octave higher than it should be.
    Although “Star Spangled Banner” was written by Francis Scott Key, the tune comes from “Anacreon in Heaven,” an 18th-century English drinking song.
    I would be very happy if we changed our national anthem to “America the Beautiful,” our true national anthem.
    Why have a national anthem that merely commemorates an obscure battle that happened nearly 200 years ago when we can have a much nicer anthem (which is much easier to sing) that commemorates America’s beauty?

  7. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 12 months ago

    It’s actually a crime in the Philippines to sing their national anthem badly.

  8. yardlet6

    yardlet6 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Well when you have a battle that could have wrecked Baltimore and came close to burning down the White House,the War of 1812 was no hiccup.

  9. HoPaint

    HoPaint said, 12 months ago

    Another vote for America the Beautiful. Forget the war anthems and why is Herb SITTING!????

  10. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, 12 months ago

    @yardlet6

    The White House was burned during the War of 1812. Before that war, it was a sandstone building. It was painted white to cover up the smoke damage. However, it was called “The Executive Mansion” until Teddy Roosevelt changed the name in the early 20th century.

  11. MajArkay

    MajArkay said, 12 months ago

    I can’t stand singers who insist on adding unnecessary (and too often pathetic) ruffles and flourishes to the national anthem. The singer’s ego trip is not why the song is sung. It’s hard enough to sing; leave it be, you bloody narcissists!

  12. David Glover

    David Glover GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    You probably prefer Roseanne Barr!

  13. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    yes, yes, I do.

  14. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 12 months ago

    @Dani Rice

    I agree with Herb – it’s just plain disrespectful.
    …………………..
    It’s been a pet peeve of mine for decades. I think that singing the anthem with a melody OTHER than the way it was originally sung, such as depicted in today’s strip, should be considered a crime of treason, with the penalty of death without a trial, sentence to be carried out immediately upon treasonous act. I doubt it will ever come to pass, though.

  15. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 12 months ago

    @AshburnStadium

    I would be very happy if we changed our national anthem to “America the Beautiful,” our true national anthem.
    -———————
    Before you decide upon THAT as our “national anthem,” perhaps you should examine the lyrics:

    ‘Oh beautiful for spacious skies" (which we’ve clogged up with increased air traffic and polluted with out factories)

    “For amber waves of grain” (if there’s any left after we’ve outsourced all of it to Russia and other countries)

    “For purple mountain majesties” (which we’ve raped all in the name of “progress”)

    “Above the fruited plain” (which we constantly poison with insecticides)

    “America, America,
    God shed his grace on thee” (while the rest of the world wishes our destruction)

    “And crown thy good with brotherhood” (some of those “brothers” form street gangs)

    “From sea to shining sea” (any that haven’t been polluted by oil tankers spilling their cargo)

    Still want that as the anthem?

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