Lancelot and Guinevere, or Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee?
Depressing as it is to read these pleas knowing that the strip didn’t in fact survive, it’s nice that the repeats at least have managed to “keep going online forever.” I sure hope Mark found another calling with more secure financial compensation, and maybe even one as creatively rewarding for him.
I’ve never heard of reading graphic stories being a hindrance to reading prose (or poetry). I have met people who read prose voraciously who can’t seem to “decode” how words and pictures work together in comics. Maybe Mr. Burgess is one of those? But more likely just biased and uninformed. On the other hand, the assignment is for the student to produce their own visualization of what the author depicted in words, not try to recreate what was already visualized by the illustrator.
My hero! Thank you.
One cannot but think of Little Mary Sunshine, the musical number from Reefer Madness featuring Kristen Bell and John Kassir (parental discretion advised):
Is this what Opal really has in mind? Even in The Brady Brides, one of the newlywed husbands stirred up trouble due to his “midnight raids on the reefer,” as TV Guide put it at the time!
I think you’re right. For example, there was a movie with that title in 1916, a stage musical in 1959, plus the character Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago, plus the song Little Mary Sunshine in the musical version of Reefer Madness. (The Brits shake their heads at the fact that we Yanks think Mary and Merry, and for that matter Marry, are all pronounced the same.)
As John McLaughlin of The McLaughlin Group used to say: You have lurched uncontrollably into the truth.
There’s quite a bit of history behind Fred’s expression: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economical_with_the_truth
The wah-wah was just one of the ways the TV cartoons debased and desecrated the newspaper comics. Enough of Schulz’s genius survived that unfortunate generations still got hooked on the TV versions, but it’s too bad TV didn’t get Peanuts 100% or even 80% right.
Sometimes I am caught in a situation where I can’t help overhearing talk radio with its requests for listeners to call in or text. The only message I can imagine wanting to call in or text is: Why don’t you turn off the microphone and play some music!?