Ripley's Believe It or Not by John Graziano

Ripley's Believe It or Not

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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 1 year ago

    Curiouser and curiouser.

    “Father William” from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

    “You are old, father William,” the young man said,
    “And your hair has become very white;
    And yet you incessantly stand on your head
    Do you think, at your age, it is right?

    “In my youth,” father William replied to his son,
    “I feared it might injure the brain;
    But, now that I’m perfectly sure I have none,
    Why, I do it again and again.”

    “You are old,” said the youth, “as I mentioned before,
    And you have grown most uncommonly fat;
    Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door
    Pray what is the reason for that?”

    “In my youth,” said the sage, as he shook his grey locks,
    “I kept all my limbs very supple
    By the use of this ointment one shilling a box
    Allow me to sell you a couple?”

    “You are old,” said the youth, “and your jaws are too weak
    For anything tougher than suet;
    Yet you finished the goose, with the bones and the beak
    Pray, how did you manage to do it?”

    “In my youth,” said his fater, “I took to the law,
    And argued each case with my wife;
    And the muscular strength, which it gave to my jaw,
    Has lasted the rest of my life.”

    “You are old,” said the youth, “one would hardly suppose
    That your eye was as steady as ever;
    Yet you balanced an eel on the end of your nose
    What made you so awfully clever?”

    “I have answered three questions, and that is enough,”
    Said his father. "Don’t give yourself airs!
    Do you think I can listen all day to such stuff?
    Be off, or I’ll kick you down stairs.

  2. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 1 year ago

    I was writing this standing up until I was bowled over… so I think now I’ll get me some cobra eggs…

  3. MadCow

    MadCow GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Bowls backwards? Must be tough on the people sitting behind him.

  4. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I think Hemingway wrote standing also.

  5. roscoedog55

    roscoedog55 said, over 1 year ago

    He peed sitting.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    How well does he bowl backwards is my question?

  7. Don Pippin

    Don Pippin said, over 1 year ago

    Almost as good as forward.

  8. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like several famous people wrote standing up, but I have yet to learn why.

  9. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Hemerrhoids

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    ON some drawing and writing boards you either stand or have a tall chair to sit in.

  11. Meg

    Meg said, over 1 year ago

    Why would Lewis Carroll write while standing up? Did he not have a raven?

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