Only marginally related, but I used to go to a gym in the retirement community I live in, almost all Trumpers. All four of the gym floor TVs were set to Fox. Changing the channels was really tough, but I figured it out and changed them all to some gardening channel. I never hung around long enough to get the reactions. Couldn’t bear being inundated by that stuff. Hope it’s all gone, no longer “news”.
Undoubtedly misquoted from someone: “Never get in a fight with a pig, rolling around in the mud. You’ll get dirty, and the pig loves it”.
I see him as the current Jonathan Miller. Polymath, author, raconteur (what a great word, Michael!) and just smarter than hell.
You must be older than your picture implies.
I love the speech balloon’s pointer thingy in panel one, going around the limb. Always some visual treat in these.
There’s an art I think to comic strip sound depictions. This one nails it. I’ll never hear a damn little dog bark now without picturing "wirf wirf’
Yeah! I got all the references! The strip and the comments!
Good eye. Anyone remember an old SNL skit with Steven Martin and I think Bill Murray, only the two on screen, pointing at something unseen off camera, the whole thing back and forth: “what is that thing?” I know what that thing is…". “What the heck is that?” “Oh, I know what that is!” “Yeah, that’s what that is!” “What the heck is that thing?"I think you had to have been there. It was hilarious. My wife and I use it often.
Yeah, that would really be fun. I wonder how much of what was slang then would become standard language later, even… oh lord…. how many are considered dated.
Ah yes, of course. I’ve actually read every single thing he wrote, except of course the the 8 billion letters. From what I know of good ‘ol “HP” as we buddys called him, he may well have been called The Night Giant in his home town. Thanks.