Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for April 07, 2011

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    freeholder1  about 12 years ago

    Clam sauce always makes me giggle.

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    comicgos  about 12 years ago

    Is that possible?

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    freeholder1  about 12 years ago

    And she can root for Marcel next time, too.

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    GROG Premium Member about 12 years ago

    It’s a pork fat thing….I think.

    Sushi’s a word that’s just dying to be repeated……but not actually eaten - not by me at least.

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    thirdguy  about 12 years ago

    Just keep her away from Emeril!!

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    grapfhics  about 12 years ago

    au Jus, that means funny, right?

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    pbarnrob  about 12 years ago

    Take any word and repeat it like a mantra, over and over and over, and before long, it will become funny - or profound, I forget which…

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    Coyoty Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Bieber Bieber Bieber Bieber Bieber… Yep, funny. Beck Beck Beck Beck Beck Beck Beck… Nope, not profound.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Wiley, getting ideas from Zippy? Oh, well. You’re more original more often than most. We all have off days.

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    lewisbower  about 12 years ago

    Kneed the breast. Need the breast. Kneed the breast.

    As a young man, I cooked along with Graham Kerr and Julia. I was great with a cork screw.

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    hawgowar  about 12 years ago

    Why is there breast of chicken or turkey, but not of beef or lamb?

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    celeconecca  about 12 years ago

    evoo, yum-o, joy of the mountain: thank you, Rachel Ray

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    Wiley creator about 12 years ago

    “Wiley, getting ideas from Zippy?”

    Since I don’t get Zippy in my paper, therefore, haven’t seen it in years, no. So what did Zippy do that struck you as being similar to the point of your feeling the need to make such an insulting accusation?

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    oish  about 12 years ago

    How about “optical”. When said consecutively out loud, it sounds like a horse gallop.

    I slit a sheet, a sheet I slit, upon a slitted sheet I sit

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    CaptXpendable  about 12 years ago

    One of Zippys shticks is to get stuck on a word or phrase that takes his fancy and repeat it over and over like he’s caught in a loop. I’m just chalking it up as a coincidence unless you also have Danea take a sudden interest in watching laundry in tumble dryers.

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    prrdh  about 12 years ago

    Coyoty said, about 5 hours ago

    Beck Beck Beck Beck Beck Beck Beck…

    Stop, you’re making me thirsty.

    Although truth be told, I prefer Zlaty Bazant.

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    alan.gurka  about 12 years ago

    Originally, I thought she meant using “butterfly” as a verb was funny. “Butterfly the pork loin.”

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    puddleglum1066  about 12 years ago

    Anybody remember the Animaniacs:

    Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca It’s between Bolivia and Peru. Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, With waters tranquil and blue. Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, Why do we sing of its fame? Lake Titicaca, Lake Titicaca, We really like saying its name! Titicaca!!

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    KEA  about 12 years ago

    I’ve found that if repeated a sufficient number of times, any word loses all meaning.

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    bmonk  about 12 years ago

    how about the Geographical Fugue?

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    1084897  about 12 years ago

    Re: Breast of Beef or Lamb. There are such, they are just not as ubiquitous as those of fowl. Breast of Beef is usually called Brisket and is widely used in Corned Beef and Pastrami. Breast of Lamb is readily available from butchers and can make mighty fine eating. See the following sites for information and recipes.

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    odeliasimone  about 12 years ago

    Who the H is Zippy? Never heard of that one!!!!

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    yuggib  about 12 years ago

    odeliasimone said: ” Who the H is Zippy?”

    Now THAT’S funny, repeated or not!

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    stevetalley7497  about 12 years ago

    I recall (but can’t find) something similar in Bloom County and the word ‘quonset hut’ quonset hut quonset hut quonset hut quonset hut .

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    bmonk  about 12 years ago

    I wonder if the word “mantra” does this?

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    Can't Sleep  about 12 years ago

    The very idea of a butterflied pork loin is troubling; sort of like a cross between Tinkerbell and a pig with wings.

    I’m with WILEY on this – he’s had way too many ‘I read that in Calvin & Hobbes’, and now Zippy. Zippy, for crying out loud!

    Accusing an award-winning cartoonist of palagarism is serious stuff. And pretty bleeep unlikely.

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    Can't Sleep  about 12 years ago

    Hey, I’ve been bleeped! And it wasn’t even a dirty word!

    (Geez, they even mispelled ‘bleep.’ Can’t recognize a clean expletive and can’t spell either. So much for artificial intelligences.)

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    runninanreadin  about 12 years ago

    Abondanza…(what’s even funnier is when you plug that in here:

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    Nelly55  about 12 years ago

    breast of beef would be udderly icky

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    alan.gurka  about 12 years ago

    Try repeating “toy boat.”

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    mrneophyte  about 12 years ago

    Hey, Wiley, you can find “Zippy the Pinhead” in the comics section of the Washington Post. It is an acquired taste.

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    Wiley creator about 12 years ago

    Yes, I know about Zippy, I just haven’t seen it in years, as it’s not carried by my newspaper.

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    Defect Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Please don’t insult Wiley! Just chalk this up as a ‘The Simpson’s Did It!’ South Park coincidence. It’s still funny.

    Given enough time, monkeys will type Shakespeare. Not that either writer is a monkey. I’m not throwing around insults, either, just references.

    This just goes back to my other thought that there are no original thoughts any more, and that all things will be reused, eventually.

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    treered  about 12 years ago

    who said “there is nothing new under the sun”? it may be true, but I still want to see what Danae does next!

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    Biltil Premium Member about 12 years ago

    mmmmm pork loin…….

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    freeholder1  about 12 years ago

    Russel, how udderly true about cows not having breast meat.

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    freeholder1  about 12 years ago

    Read Clarke’s “The Longest Science Fiction Story Ever Told” fro a take on stuff being repeated.

    I suspect Wiley doesn’t need a plagerism suit so the implications are why he’s been “touchy.”

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    Siberman  about 12 years ago

    @ Coyoty: It simply amazes me how someone can take the words of a pre-pubescent comic character concerning a cooking show and turn them into a political commentary.

    Then again , what can you expect from someone who can’t even spell their avatar’s name properly ?

    It’s “coyote” in American English and Spanish. “Coyotl” in Nahuatl (from whence the modern name derives).

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    ilsapadu  about 12 years ago

    Here I’ve been called and all I got is, apparently I missed Zippy.

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    artybee  about 12 years ago

    Didn’t “Zippy the Pinhead” get its start as an underground comic for acid-heads? Weren’t LSD-users often referred to as “pinheads?”

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    JP Steve Premium Member about 12 years ago

    If Danae were watching chef Gordon Ramsay she could learn a lot of really funny f*ing words!!

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    vldazzle  about 12 years ago

    Yes, I LOVE all the cooking shows (competitive) and enjoy all the recipies - not the sushi or other things that normal people find disgusting. I love to cook good healthy foods that are yummy.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member about 12 years ago

    Wiley, I did not mean to imply plagiarism, the part about “more original more often than most” was sincere & I love your work. I’ve tried to write, originality is hard. I guess I’m the one with the “off day.”

    For those asking; “Who’s Zippy?” from Wiki, “Zippy made his first appearance in Real Pulp Comix #1 in March 1971. The strip began in The Berkeley Barb in 1976 and was syndicated nationally soon after, originally as a weekly strip. It has been a daily feature since 1985, distributed by King Features Syndicate.

    It’s often unintelligible, on rare occasions profound, & this strip is a recurring theme.

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