Male, 65, lifelong aficianodo of comic strips, comic books, animated cartoons, etc.
How many people right now are asking “What’s a conga line?”
Ohh, come on! I mean, a billionaire planning to go into space? Of all the — oh, wait.
Fifty (!) years ago, CBS, as a prime-time summer series aired “The Six Wives of HenryVIII.” It was one of the first things that Americans ever saw from the BBC. It was six episodes where, yes, each episode was about a different wife. Keith Michell played Henry. It had a sequel of sorts, “Elizabeth R,” with Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I. Thanks to these, I, and many people, learned about Henry VIII. We now the wives, in order, were Catherine of Aragon (the daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella) who was the mother of Mary I, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I’s mom, Jane Seymour, mother of Henry’s sole son, Edward VI (Jane died of complications from childbirth less than two weeks later), Anne of Cleves (who got the best deal of the wives — she and Henry mutually agreed to annul the marriage, Anne was allowed to call herself Henry’s Sister, and she outlived Henry’s other wives), Catherine Howard, who tried to give Henry a son by sleeping with other men and, instead, was executed for treason, and Catherine Parr, who had the good fortune to outlive Henry. And this led to the rhyme, “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.”
I heard it was a reference to Mary, Queen of Scots.
Lately been telling people about learning the super-power of my cats of 29 year ago. One cat was six months old, the other four months old. One day, it was raining outside and then we heard a siren. There was a tornado warning. We sat in our hallway, both cats on laps, and both cats greatly pleased, purring away, etc. UNTIL a bolt of lightning hit VERY close to our house. It fried a TV we did not yet have a surge protector for. And, then, the thunderclap followed. And THEN, we learned our cats’ super-power.
They could teleport!
Almost the same lines Popeye and Poopdeck Pappy spoke to each other in “Goonland.” (One of the best Popeye cartoons ever, it broke with formula. It’s on YouTube.) Of course, in that cartoon, Popeye said “Pappy!”
J Wellington Wimpy would say “Jones is the name. I’m one of the Jones boys.”
Yes, but was it a Yurchenko double pike?
And whose fault is that, Marigold?
Yes, several times for each one.