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  1. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Ozy and Millie about 24 hours ago

    I believe there is one arc where it does not involve Millie.

  2. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 7 days ago

    Very hard to find but for those who dare-and you have been warned-I have attached the aforementioned Death of a Foy.
    The Death of a Foy

    January 11, 2004

    By
    djwudi

    in Books, Humor

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    It was extremely unusual for a Foy to be dying on earth. They were the highest social class on their planet (which had a name that was pronounced — as nearly as earthly throats could make the sounds — Sortibackenstrete) and were virtually immortal.

    Every Foy, of course, came to a voluntary death eventually, and this one had given up because of an ill-starred love affair, if you can call it a love affair where five individuals, in order to reproduce, must indulge in a yearlong mental contact. Apparently, the Foy had not fit into the contact after several months of trying, and it had broken his heart — or hearts, for he had five.

    All Foys had five large hearts and there was speculation that it was this that made them virtually immortal.

    Maude Briscoe, earth’s most renowned surgeon, wanted those hearts. “It can’t be just their number and size, Ray,” she said to her chief assistant. “It has to be something physiological or biochemical. I must have them.”

    “I don’t know if we can manage that,” said Ray Johnson. “I’ve been speaking to him earnestly, trying to overcome the Foy taboo against dismemberment after death. I’ve had to lie to him, Maude.”

    “Lie?”

    “I told him that after death, there would be a dirge sung for him by the world-famous choir led by Harold J. Gassenbaum. I told him that, by earthly belief, this would mean that his astral essence would be instantaneously wafted back, through hyperspace, to his home planet of Sortib-what’s-it’s-name — provided he would sign a release allowing you, Maude, to have his hearts for scientific investigation.”

    “Don’t tell me he believed that.”

    “Well, you know this modern attitude about accepting the myths and beliefs of intelligent aliens. It wouldn’t have been polite for him not to believe me. Besides, the Foys have a profound admiration for earthly science and I think this one is a little flattered that we should want his hearts. He promised to consider the suggestion and I hope he decides soon because he can’t live more than another, day or so, and we must have his permission by interstellar law, and the hearts must be fresh — Ah, his signal.”

    Ray Johnson moved in with smooth and noiseless speed. “Yes?” he whispered, unobtrusively turning on the holographic recording device in case the Foy wished to grant permission.

    The Foy’s large, gnarled, rather tree like body lay motionless on the bed. His bulging eyes palpitated — all five of them — as they rose, each on its stalk, and turned toward Ray. The Foy’s voice had a strange tone and the lipless edges of his open round mouth did not move, but the words formed perfectly. His eyes were making the Foyan gestures of assent as he said, (sing to the tune of Give my regards to broadway)

    “Give my big hearts to Maude, Ray. Dismember me for Harold’s choir. Tell all the Foys on Sortibackenstretethat I will soon be there.”

  3. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 7 days ago

    I think today’s Pearls illustrates your point nicely. I can learn a lot from Stephan although I do miss the old Feghoots from Isaac Asimov. Death of a Foy was a particularly good example.

  4. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 8 days ago

    Fortunately Phoebe does not a female gremlin living in the attic of her house because then she might have to tell the gallop stairs that Florence is coming for a visit. Now that you cant-erase these execrable puns for your memory, I think I better trot right on out of here before Millie starts chucking rotten produce at me.

  5. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 8 days ago

    Whinny she coming? (one good pun deserves another)

  6. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Ozy and Millie 10 days ago

    We’re not odd, we just follow the piper, not the drummer. The melody, not the beat. The sublimely unique, not the humdrum mundane. .

  7. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 16 days ago

    When planning something unexpected, always lead with a smile to increase the surprise!

  8. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Frankie Comics 17 days ago

    Reminds me of my brother-didn’t like cats, didn’t want cats-now spoils his two cats with a nightly treat of tuna and/or ice cream.

  9. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 20 days ago

    Besides the beauty of the drawing it illustrates the discussion of yesterday regarding the balance of a quadruped on skates-Marigold is much more graceful than the camel-easier on the eye as well.

  10. khatkhattu GoComics Pro Member commented on Phoebe and Her Unicorn 22 days ago

    Been there, done that-unfortunately not as much bounce to the ounce when you get older.