The Barn by Ralph Hagen

The Barn

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  1. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    For the younger readers who might not get it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Torm%C3%A9


    From that Wikipedia article:
    His singing at New York’s Copacabana led a local disc jockey, Fred Robbins, to give him the nickname “The Velvet Fog,” thinking to honor his high tenor and smooth vocal style, but Tormé detested the nickname. (He self-deprecatingly referred to it as “this Velvet Frog voice”.

  2. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Also, Mel was Judge Harry Stone’s favorite entertainer. (As he is Harry Anderson’s in real life.)

  3. Destiny23

    Destiny23 said, 11 months ago

    Actually, it’s “I kissed a squirrel and I liked it!” (That’s what I always heard when it played on the radio…)

  4. Juice- Bruce

    Juice- Bruce said, 11 months ago

    Stan’s comment in the last panel could of been said any time over the last 4 decades !

  5. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    It’s not unusual.

  6. Dr Dave

    Dr Dave GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Found a stuffed toad and named him: “Mel Stormay, the Velvet Frog”

  7. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, 11 months ago

    Stan, you would have to understand today in order to understand it’s music.

  8. David Henderson

    David Henderson said, 11 months ago

    http://youtu.be/eZXQlPRFl9s

  9. tech60

    tech60 said, 11 months ago

    @Citizen GROG!

    Tom Jones reference??

  10. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @tech60

    That’s it. I couldn’t use a Torme reference because I could never sit and listen to him long enough to come up with any. My appologies to Mel and Harry Anderson.

  11. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Does Frog live in a Velvet Undergound?

  12. Linda Pearson

    Linda Pearson GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Think thats a play on words for “The Velvet Fog” who was singer Mel Torme. Cute though. Rory always makes me laugh

  13. thebird55

    thebird55 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Linda Pearson

    See my comment (the first comment). Mel himself used that wordplay.

  14. Citizen GROG!

    Citizen GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @calimesajim

    It’s too bad that you are so narrow-minded as to see something like that in this totally non-political strip.

  15. Happyᵌ

    Happyᵌ GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Citizen GROG!

    Thank you!
    You saved me from saying it…

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