“Well I keep on thinking ’bout you
Sister Golden Hair Surprise" —
evidently the first blonde he’d dated where the carpet did match the drapes.
I suppose I am the one (accidentally) deleted my earlier comment:
When you see a magic show, you don’t know how the tricks are done, but you do know they’re tricks. Similarly when you read Alex’s other strip — she’s not really trying to convince you that penguins live in the arctic and speak English. “The poet [i.e. fiction writer] nothing affirms, and therefore never lieth,” as Sir Philip Sidney put it: pretending is not lying if you make sure everybody knows you’re pretending.
I presume that when scrolling up and down I accidentally touch the button.
Geez, I must have accidentally unfollowed this strip way back on October 20 and didn’t notice till now! I hate when that happens. (I do follow hundreds of strips both on GoComics and elsewhere.)
Johnny Cash’s attested code expertise was in Morse code. He was stationed in West Germany and his job was to intercept and report Soviet transmissions in Morse. Some do take it that this means he was as fluent in Russian (and Soviet cryptography) as in Morse, but others (I think more probably) take it that he just transcribed the dots and dashes for experts who were fluent in Russian and Soviet cryptography.
As I thought I indicated, in 2009 it was there but referred to Charles Rangel.
In case anyone else wonders, in 2009 the photo mentioned in the last panel was of Charles Rangel.
When Crane married, his wife made him promise no longer to depict the female nude from life. So, as can be seen here, he resorted to basing his female nudes on male models, doing his best to make the appropriate alterations on the basis of memory and imagination.
Repeats … much better than nothing. Thanks!