Geezer; lives with two cats
There was also Henry Kuttner’s 1942 story, “Nothing But Gingerbread Left”, where an earworm jingle, bad enough in English and devastating in Deutsch, was weaponized against the Reich
“Death and the Deathlings” is an homage, a tip-of-the-hat, to cartoonist Carol Lay, whose Lay Lines page is also on GoComics. On March 19. 2016, she ran a cartoon that showed a mother duck, leading three ducklings, looking back over her shoulder at Death and three “Deathlings” following close behind. The original image that so delighted Carol Lay fan Mark Tatulli that he referenced it in Lilo ten months later can be seen here: gocomics.com/lay-lines/2016/03/19.
Note to those who picked up on Army Nurse’s notion this is the start of a new story: I saw this strip when originally published elsewhere earlier this year and it’s a stand-alone. Sorry
@Darsan54: “Life-Line”, Heinlein’s first published story.@Night-Gaunt49: THINNER, a “Richard Bachman” novel. IN TIME (2011), Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried.
@nwdryadThank you ms dryad (or may I call you nw?); your comments are always such day-brighteners.
My brains came all to a simmer quick,With thought of yet a new limerick,, Then considered regardShowed the form too too hard:Twisting such rhymes made my innards sick.
The was an old lady named Spinner,Knit from dawn ‘til late after dinner.People said, "There’s no doubt,When her yarn’s all run out,Populations grow marginally thinner."
There once was a fog called Finnian’sAbout which were many opinions.Swallowed up by its hazeYou might wander for daysAnd, once out, you’d never go in again.
@Pedmar: You were expecting maybe “A Tale of Two Knitties”? Looking forward to what come next….