The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn

The Argyle Sweater

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, almost 2 years ago

    Quick Sherman… back to the WABAC!

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh Mr. Peabody, they are going to chop off your head!
    Yes Sherman, I forgot for a moment who I was and reverted to type. Dog type that is.
    When it happens you will lose a lot of weight off your shoulders-Sherman
    Yes, I will be relived to say the least.

  3. win

    win said, almost 2 years ago

    Just prior to a humping of the royal leg.

  4. BRI-NO-MITE!!

    BRI-NO-MITE!! said, almost 2 years ago

    “Off with ’is ’ead!!”

  5. Bilan

    Bilan said, almost 2 years ago

    If he just went under the hoop skirt, nobody would have noticed.

  6. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 2 years ago

    Could be worse … most dogs seem to prefer to sniff human crotches!

  7. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, almost 2 years ago

    He’s checking for fractures.

  8. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    A new adventure for Queen Victoria?

  9. jreckard

    jreckard said, almost 2 years ago

    While Sherman is putting on airs, Mr Peabody is … well …
    We are not amused.

  10. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 2 years ago

    “Something smells fishy, Sherman.”

  11. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    @JohnnyDiego

    The cod piece should be at the front, but I suppose things were different for Vicky after Albert died.

  12. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    considering the size of the queen’s posterior, it must have been a wide breach of etiquette

  13. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    PB: As you can see Sherman i am not in trouble; on the contrary.

    SH: But you were rude to the queen.

    PB: Queen, yes, but not Queen Victoria.
    My keen sense of smell alerted me to the fact that this was, in fact, Queen Victoria’s transvestite uncle, Victor.

  14. Paul Kasko

    Paul Kasko said, almost 2 years ago

    Reminds me of the South Park episode when a pig gets up on stage at a political rally and sticks its snot between Hillary Clinton’s butt cheeks.

  15. emptc12

    emptc12 said, almost 2 years ago

    It’s said if one of us went back in history a few hundred years, the first thing we’d notice unusual would be the strong smells. The odor from horses and farm animals, poor drainage and open sewage in the streets would have been overpowering around the cities.
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    Even the royal courts, it is said, would be excessively fragrant to our modern sense due to body odor and perfumes. Clothing preserved from the time of Elizabeth I sometimes contains mummified fleas and lice. Parasites were a normal part of life, as were the diseases that resulted.
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    It wasn’t much before Victoria’s time that medical people started to push for sanitation in hospitals. In the thick of the Industrial Revolution, English workers crowded into cities did not bathe (stopping in October and not to resume until Spring) nearly as often as we do today — if at all (at birth and at death, it was said). Lack of effective sanitation, along with poor nutrition and bad working conditions actually greatly decreased the average life span.
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    No doubt even Victoria and her court would not be up to the highly deodorized standards of our present age. Smells, like sounds, of that era can’t be transmitted through history. Except — I assume clothing from that time still exists. Has it been washed since then? What would a sniff test reveal?
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    I wonder if the concentrated smells of sweat and pheromones among people living before us caused more aggression than now. Notice that such conditions are seen today most often among athletes and soldiers, in which aggression may be valued. Air conditioning in offices might serve to keep us relatively odor-free and therefore less aggressive, too. (Can’t have fist fights among the accountants.)
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    In John Brunner’s STAND ON ZANZIBAR, it is discovered that a certain tribe around the Bight of Benin sweats a unique pheromone that naturally stifles aggressive behavior. Although passive in nature, they have never been completely conquered, and surrounding tribes consider them sorcerers.
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    By the way those Jay Ward cartoons were my favorites. I used to place a microphone against the television speaker and tape-record them and then play them over and over. I especially liked Fractured Fairy Tales, and can still recite some of the dialogue. (“Hey, Sam,” said one goblin to the other. “What do we do with people when we ‘get ’em’?” “I dunno – we never got one yet.” And, “Va-va-voom, that’s a lot of pazusas!”)

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