1. That ice box is not so hot.
2. Looks like the first guy put a little more spin on the throw.
3. Bozo thought that goon was all wet.
The days when the iceman cometh. In the day, our iceman was a down the street neighbor, I used to go to school with his kids.
1ˢᵗ Soft ice, as you ordered!
2ⁿᵈ Aggressive hat rack!
3ʳᵈ Dampened spirits.
My grandmother always referred to the refrigerator as “the icebox”
1) Look at her… With that dirty look, she can freeze back the water! ☺ – Fuzzy’s riding the truck “en plein air” ☂♡
2) Bozo is too strong or the hat is too old ☺ – Fuzzy is just outside the revolving door ☂♡
3) Bravo, Bozo (◍•ᴗ•◍)
1. And that how it was done in good ol then there was no refrigerator, kids.
2. Well how’d ya likes t-hat!
3. Well you just said little squirt, goonie.
For those who come in late, these fabulous fun funnies was envisioned and executed so beautifully and brilliantly by FoXo Reardon, a true master cartoonist who told his funny tales with his awesome artwork alone, without any of his characters in BOZO ever saying a single word.
An especially excellent epitome of pictures speaking thousand words, BOZO also the most pleasant picturesque pantomime where every panel is like a photograph of a three-dimensional cartoon world of realistic-looking depths and details. Such was his powerful perspective artwork which brought to life a lovely lively world of BOZO!
FoXo a rare combination of both sharp wits and artistic talents which is rarely seen together in the same cartoonist, a true master and professional cartoonist whose work quality speaks for itself and as you can see for yourself BOZO is pure gold coming from a golden era of cartooning! More about FoXo and BOZO in the About page.
So no wonder that these wonderful wordless wonders still bring great joy and sheer cheer to many even today.
But despite being a great classic of great creative calibre, neither BOZO nor FoXo are much known or remembered these days.
Spread the word, friends, so that BOZO can spread more joy and cheer to many many more!
And yes of course another big thumbs up, big applause, and three cheers once again for the marvellous master FoXo’s magnificent masterpiece, the most pleasant picturesque pantomime, the ever entertaining ever energetic ever enjoyable ever excellent evergreen entertainer, the brilliantly beautiful and beautifully brilliant BOZO!
And yes, yes of course many thanks to Micheal Reardon for bringing BOZO back for us all!
Heh, Berkeley Breathed ran a similar joke to “Little squirt” forty years later.
For those unfamiliar with iceboxes, they worked the same way foam coolers do. An insulated box that one put ice in. Refrigerators have been around since at least the 1920’s but they were expensive.
1. Deliquesce delivery
(When I was pretty young, my grandparents had an ice box similar to the one pictured in today’s strip. The Ice truck would come by about once a week or so and my grandfather would get a 15 pound block of ice. It was fascinating to me as a kid to watch the ice man take a large saw and cut out the size block we needed.)
2. Hat trick?
1. Bozo was distracted by a gal so hot. Once there was a block of ice. Now there is not.
2. Ring toss. Hat loss.
3. Smoke gets in your eyes. Water gun surprise.
1 Nice to see Bozo and Bozann are talking again. (Cool Water—the Sons Of The Pioneers)
2 Girls were a lot easier to impress back before the dawn of the YouTube video, eh Bozo? . (Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better—Annie Get Your Gun)
3 Bozo decides to cool off the hothead. (Smoke On The Water—Deep Purple)
1. The heat (of the sun and the lady) caused the ice (and his heart) to melt…
2. This comic caused James Bond to throw his hats just the same way…(though with less damage for the hat, but maybe the ice delivery before caused the dilemma – ya know the fierce of old ladies…)
3. – “I offer free smoke samples” barked the rude guy
- “I deliver molten ice!” replied Bozo and caused a turmoil
“Little squirt” – clearing the air .
Growing up we had an ice box and when the iceman came with the block of ice, the neighborhood kids would jump on the truck and get broken pieces of ice and suck on them…during the dog days of summer. He would come out and holler, Get off my truck! We would all scatter in all directions. LMAO! Them were the days!
We had an icebox until 1955 when electric lines finally run out into our rural area and we got a Frigidaire Refrig. And running water in 1958. Hog heaven we were. Phone in 1960. 4 party line. Farmers way out of touch. Town was 13 miles away. All day trip with mules and wagon.We had a pickup trk and one of four in our neighborhood of about 8 miles around. Life was simple. Raised everything.
Bozo still delivered but not in block form…OY
Bozo needs a top hat for these affairs….LOL
It’s always best to be prepared for rude people….Oy
Fuzzy is cooling off and peeking ’round to notice Bozo smoozing !
1) I Melt with You – Modern English 2) My Own Kind of Hat – Merle Haggard 3) Smokin’ – Boston
All the stories about ice boxes are interesting, but also interesting is the history of where the ice came from. Even before commercial refrigeration and manufacturing of ice there were local industries harvesting ice from lakes, rivers, and streams. And after the ice was cut into manageable sized pieces it could be stored through most of the summer packed in straw and sawdust. Large barn-like ice houses near the source of winter ice were built for storing ice until needed.
Sometimes in smaller operations two or three stream-fed cascading ponds were built so that water would “settle” In the upper ponds. Then the top water was released over a sluice gate into a lower pond before freezing temperatures arrived, and the ice was harvested from the lower pond. This would be more common on private land that included a manor house with large families and servants.
Ice was also harvested from fresh water rivers, stored, and delivered by barge to downstream towns and cities after the river thawed. It was a huge industry that our grandparents and their predecessors depended on. Eventually commercial ice manufacturing became viable and has been serving the fishing and some food storage industries ever since.
All three are great insights into life in another time.
LATE DELIVERY- Iceman Comeith…except the Lovely Bozann slows down the chore. Too bad the Lady’s Ice Box will be a water cooler! HOLE IN ONE- Bozo is not going to be showed up in front of his Lovely Bozann by some swarthy dude….but his hat gets showed up. LITTLE SQUIRT- It doesn’t matter how big you are, how smokey your stoggie, Bozo will COOL YOU DOWN!
Ice. Ice. Baby. Ringer Dinger, DOH! Polite pistol. Served the cigar smoking ape right for picking on the little squirt.
1) Sorry ma’am, the ice just couldn’t stand the test of time!
2) Bozo throws his hat on the ring, but gets busted!
3) That guy looked a little hot and bothered, so Bozo cooled him off!
Great comments! All bring a smile or a laugh.
Little Squirt. Why am I thinking about the Cantina in Star Wars???? :)
Just one question, Why does Bozanne look so mad in the second strip? It’s not like it was her hat.