Rita should have pointy hair for this scene.
Isn’t “flip” gangster talk for “to change sides and become a traitor”. I think it’s often said when a former criminal testifies to the police to get leniency. “He flipped and sang like a canary to the cops. He needs to sleep with the fishes tonight.”
A song of fire and ice.
Famous comedian from the 1950’s. Had a variety and sketch comedy show that ran on TV for years. Could play the violin fairly well, but played it badly on purpose for hilarious comedic effect. Had lots of catchphrases like “Now cut that out!” Also a master of the “slow burn” reaction (gradually rolling eyes, looking off to the side, pulled corners of the mouth, often steepling fingers on the face. Kelsey Grammer was a huge fan and has said he modeled a lot of the Frasier character’s behaviors on Jack Benny’s. Many Jack Benny sketches are available on YouTube.
Cats don’t set their clocks back.
Nice catch on the rock! I would have missed that.
Looks like the kid at the door is wearing a “Baby Shark” costume. Baby shark, doo-doo-doo-doot-doo.
“The Flash” is kind of an ironic costume for Ed, isn’t it?
I wonder if the cartoonist will ever SORAS (soap-opera rapid aging syndrome, works for comics, too) Baby Fireball into a teenager? Could be fun to have some story arcs for two Haywire kids. Btw, what is the relationship between this boy and Rip? Is Rip his dad? And if so, who is his mother? Was he already Rip’s sidekick as a boy at the beginning of the strip?
There’s a consistent syntax to yoda speak. Normal word order in English is subject-verb-object (or predicate nominative). In yoda speak, the object or predicate nominative always comes first, followed by a comma. He puts the verb second and then the subject, but sometimes he puts the verb last for a different emphasis on either subject or verb. “Complicated, is the Force.” “Anger, Fear, Aggression – the dark side are they.” But if he wants to emphasize the subject: "Your father, he is. When he asks a question, the verb always comes before the subject: “Worried about these things, are you?” In the example in the comic he would usually say “Here, you are”, unless he was asking a question. “Here, are you?”