J. Jonah Jameson in the Spider-Man comics wore a toothbrush ’stache right from the start. Which is kind of odd, because it was shown in later years that except for his vendetta against Spider-Man, JJJ was actually a fairly decent fellow.
When I was 7 or 8 years old, eons ago while dinosaurs walked the Earth and LBJ was President, I (then living near Saginaw, Michigan) learned from a classmate the word that’s cut off in this cartoon. I’m not certain that I understood back then to whom it referred, but I learned the word. Soon afterward, I happened to use it in front of my parents. Following which, my father taught me, with the flat of his hand sharply striking my backside, that decent people don’t use that word.
I find it amusing, by the way, that the church of which he was pastor had “Evangelical” as part of its name. They clearly meant something different by that term than the Christaliban does.
Now I’m remembering a scene in the webcomic Narbonic by Shaenon Garrity: Dave Davenport was telling a girl in a bar about his romantic woes with Helen Narbon (both of them are mad scientists). The girl said he was overthinking the matter, and she believed he and “Mom” could work it out. When she then tried to run away without explaining, Dave shouted, “Young lady, you get back here this instant or I’ll remember to ground you for a month!”
“Dirty pool, Dad,” she complained.
I think that’s not meant as a Viking helmet, but the “Q Shaman” insurgent’s “buffalo hood.”
“But with a little bit of luck,
With a little bit of luck,
When temptation comes
You’ll give right in!"
— “With a Little Bit of Luck” from My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Your wife is really cute. Your daughter is so weird, in a good way, that a millennia-old unicorn chooses to hang out with her, and “Infernus the Unicorn of Death” (who’s adorable, despite the name) possibly has a crush on her. And your wife is really cute.
Pelosi has rejected Jordan and Banks, according to The Hill.
I’m reminded of the scene in Silverlock when Golias a.k.a. Widsith tells the Battle of the Alamo in Anglo-Saxon alliteration:
“Harsh that hearing for Houston the Raven:
Fools had enfeebled the fortress at Bexar,
Leaving it lacking and looted the while
Hordes were sweeping swift on his land,
Hell-bent to crush him…."
“Look carefully into the flashy thing.”
The note was left by someone who wants to hurt his feelings again, face-to-face this time, to have the cruel pleasure of seeing Charlie Brown’s hurt look. That’s not a spoiler; I’m just guessing … but that’s the way life is.