The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. Seiko

    Seiko said, almost 4 years ago

    Far out!


  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Pretty true to life.

  3. Bilan

    Bilan said, almost 4 years ago

    They would rather see The Troggs.

  4. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago


    You win ten internets.

  5. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 4 years ago



    You’ve made my heart sing.

  6. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 4 years ago

    These days, I often see cartoons with this theme. Having kept a journal around 40 years ago, I looked into it and found I wrote that the Rolling Stones would probably still be a favorite among the then-current generation when they were old; that Grandma “Sunshine-Mandala” and Grandpa “Windsong” would be humming “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” while in rocking chairs.
    We sneered at Lawrence Welk , and The 1001 Strings – but maybe the current generation looks at The Stones and The Beatles the same way. Sometime in the future, most likely, Lady Ga Ga will be hawking her “Greatest Hits” on 3D TV, as will Eminem, 50-Cent, and any gangsta rappers that survived assassination.
    And by the way, people in their sixties and seventies (married as well as single) are pretty frisky these days – what with Viagra and other chemicals. Venereal disease has been rising among seniors for some time. What the heck, they got the time and the money. Why should Youth be wasted on the young?

  7. TheIrishInquisition

    TheIrishInquisition said, almost 4 years ago


    “Lady Gaga” and rappers will never reach the level of admiration, respect and appreciation that bands like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles enjoy. They’re simply not as talented. I’m 15, and the music I enjoy the most is all from the ‘60s, ’70s and ’80s. There’s some good music generated today, but the mainstream stuff isn’t worth listening to.

  8. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 4 years ago


    I was listening to the Ramones at work not too long ago, and one of the twenty something interns said “aren’t you a little old to be listening to that kind of music?” I looked at her and informed her that I was 3 when their first album came out, and that most of the band has been dead for at least a decade. Then I felt old…

  9. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 4 years ago


    In 1970 my new wife and I visited my Uncle in La Jolla, California.

    He showed me his record room which included nearly a wall full of 78 rpm jazz records from the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Since I was, at the time, a musician, we began discussing popular music. My Uncle pulled out “Cherokee” by Charlie Barnet, circa. 1939, played it, and said, "This is a record that people will still be listening to 30 years from now, long after they’ve forgotten “Satisfaction.”

    “Charlie who?” you might say.

  10. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago


    I’m 65, so I think I can speak with some authority when I say that Sturgeon’s Revelation was just as true in those earlier generations as now.
    As for Lady Gaga, I admit I thought she was all style and no substance until I saw her do a duet with Tony Bennett on TV a couple months ago. Lord, the pipes on that woman! “Not as talented” in a pig’s eye. I once heard Mary Travers from about twenty feet away in the mid-70s, and as exquisite as her voice was, Lady Gaga’s is in the same league.
    BTW, given the economics and technology of the music industry today, WTF is “mainstream”?

  11. finale

    finale said, almost 4 years ago

    “Gimme Shelter” will be the morning wakeup song in the Home. I’ve already heard “Rock around the clock” in the physical therapy room where my great uncle is rehabbing after a stroke.

  12. packratjohn

    packratjohn said, almost 4 years ago

    Haven’t seen the boys in a few years; “Bridges to Babylon” tour in BC in 98.

    I think I’ll wait for the “Steel Wheelchairs” Tour.

  13. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, almost 4 years ago

    TheIrishInquisition: The “old days” seem better music because the lousy stuff is forgotten. Classics are that way, whether J S Bach or Beatles.

  14. octagon

    octagon said, almost 4 years ago

    This is bogus!

  15. prrdh

    prrdh said, almost 4 years ago

    Well, it would take many lifetimes to listen to all the music that’s produced in a single day. And who gets to decide who’s “great” and “talented”? My ancestry is Central European; in the old country, in the old days, it was the landed nobility who decided which musicians qualified, and rack-rented the peasants to indulge their own tastes. At least the big record companies put it to a vote, so to speak; they make their best guess as to what the most people consider "great’ and ‘talented’ and use their promotional resources to call attention to them. If they guess right, they get big bucks, but if they guess wrong, with no peasants to gouge, they go out of business.
    Incidentally, Mozart isn’t a very good example of an unappreciated genius, but rather of a genius who (like so many others) made bad choices. The city of Prague loved him and kept begging him to move there, but he chose to stay in Vienna.

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