Programmer, opera singer, actor, textual editor.
It has to do with the same phenomenon that resulted (back in the days of letterpress) in the banning from comic books of the word “flick”….
The style and the Philadelphia address nearly make me believe that the verses are by Neill’s future collaborator, Ruth Plumly Thompson. They much resemble her “Supposyville” verses.
That happened to me today, although it wasn’t my fault. In a high wind there was a sudden fall of black walnuts (which, before the meat is removed for eating, are big green balls that look almost like crabapples), dropping onto the driveway and the car just as I drove out of the garage. BANG! BANG! BANG!
…Who wouldn’t take any vaccine. / He surrendered to FUD, / And died coughing blood, / That stupid old man from Racine.
Panel #6 looks very like an annoyed Herbie Popnecker about to say, “You want I should bop you with this here lollypop?”
Shakespeare, in Cymbeline, III, iv, spells it “doo’t”, though his modern editors prefer “do’t".
Oh, gracious lady, / Since I received command to do this business, / I have not slept one wink.
Do’t, and to bed then.
[I hate, hate, hate how damfool message boards like this intentionally destroy verse.]
Deliver the line in the manner of either Stan Laurel or Oliver Hardy.
Gee, I thought this was the comic book industry’s latest attempt to “reconceptualize” General Jinjur from the land of Oz.
Note that there is a European bison, thought it is more often called a “wisent”. I believe it’s mostly found in Poland these days.
Note that they’re singing “Sweet Adoline”, a common mispronunciation in past generations. Cf. the Raven’s single of That Old Gang of Mine.