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“The Flying Zucchinis” (a.k.a., “The Flying Zucchini Brothers”) — one of the acts on the original Muppet Show…
Anyway, a heartfelt salute to all who gave their “lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” for the people of the U. S. A.
In 1973 (year this strip was originally published), Nicklaus was the PGA money-earnings leader, the PGA Player of the Year, and won 7 tournaments. Palmer did win one.
You never want to hear your surgeon say, “Oops.”
Roofing tar for roof repairs perhaps (note what looks like a vent stack)? If so, it should be black…
Well, there is now…
Was it stealing from other kangaroos/marsupials?
I just checked the reruns — doesn’t fit there either. If someone has a copy of “The Complete Calvin and Hobbes” or “Calvin and Hobbes – Sunday Pages” this mystery could be resolved.
I’ve been wondering that myself — if you look at all the Sunday September 5th’s (indeed any of the similar inserted numbers) during the strip’s original run, none correspond correctly. I’m thinking those dates may be from a later set of reruns.
I think this is what the “punch line” (such as it is) is supposed to mean:In the late 1960’s, a number of the “Baby Bells” (regional operating companies of AT&T) used “Tel” as part of their public identity (e.g., Pacific Tel and Tel). Hence the cross-reference between “Tell” and the “Telephone Company.”Weak.