But what if you want to go on beyond Zebra? “You can stop, if you want, with the Z. Because most people stop with the Z. But not me!!!”
When my father passed away several years ago I inherited what was my grandparents’ house and farm property. My wife and I are in the process of doing cleaning and renovation of the house, which was built by my grandfather and other family members and finished in 1953. The color in the kitchen of this house is… you guessed it… light green.
We have also been doing some repainting and renovation on our actual house as well. We have light blues and and silvers in most of the other rooms, so for something different we’ve decided to paint both of our bathrooms a color that is a mix of green and silver. When we were debating on colors for the bathrooms, I asked my wife, “If we’re doing green paint in the bathrooms, shouldn’t we be painting them pea green?” For some reason she was not amused…
Was that a gen-u-INE imitation health insurance plan you bought? You wouldn’t want to be stuck with a fake plan, that’s for sure! You might need the extra money to pay for a replacement pitchfork and engine parts for your Lincoln Continental convertible. You might even be able to pay Alf and Ralph Monroe for some well-done house repairs as well!
Since we have a space and fish connection, I must make the comment… so long, and thanks for all the fish.
Hopefully this is one of the rare times that Sluggo is NOT lit…
I got your reference just as soon as I read it, didn’t even need the section in parentheses for clarification. Didn’t need to ask where the Tylenol is either. LOVE it!!!
Mr. Reardon, your father was an absolute master of drawing and a genius at conveying a story without the use of a single word. Each comic is funny but also makes you “think” just a bit, and I for one thoroughly enjoy that! I also enjoy the fun of locating Fuzzy, the “umbrella man”, in each strip. Your father came up with some VERY creative ways to include him in some of the comics. I’ll look at a particular strip and think to myself, “There is no way that Fuzzy could be in this one,” but sure enough, he shows up in a picture on the wall or floating through the air! I have been a faithful follower of “Bozo” since it first appeared on GoComics, and it is one of the very first comics that I go to each morning to start my day. Like you, I am very surprised (and somewhat sad) that this comic does not have a greater following than it does. Some of the other GoComics comics are downright stupid and insulting but have thousands of followers. I for one really appreciate good and thoughtful humor, and it’s a shame that more folks don’t also feel that way. Here is a suggestion for you… I wonder if the membership for this comic would increase if word were to get out regarding “the random umbrella fella” in each strip. Perhaps make a game or daily challenge out of “Finding Fuzzy” every day. I know there must be a large group of people out there in comics land that would enjoy trying to find a particular something in each strip. That might be a good way to increase the followers on “Bozo”. Just throwing in my ten cents as a major fan. Thank you for introducing your father’s work to a whole new generation (or several) who would never know that his comic ever existed. May you continue to be blessed with new followers, and I wish you the very best of luck!
Hmmm… amazing that none of the usual commenters have shown up for this one. I figured that at least one or two of them would have something to say.
Geniuses in math and science, yes. Geniuses in common sense, no. I like to refer to individuals like them as “educated beyond their intelligence”.
Yes, as a matter of fact I do. :) I also spin the rotary dialer just for good measure and just to make sure it sounds “right”. My paternal grandparents had a rotary phone in their house and I dialed many a number on it as a kid. That “click-click-click” sound always reminds me of my grandparents and my youth. Can’t say that I miss the party line they were on, though (as all of the Gen-Z kids reading this note now ask “What’s a party line?”).