Comics geek from way back...
Human cannonballs are launched with compressed carbon dioxide, not gunpowder.
How do you practice? By being shot from a smaller cannon?
“When life shoves you around, all you can do is stand up and shove back!”—Rolonoa Zolo
Unusually, this strip’s dailies tend to have better art than the Sundays!
The French call it “l’esprit de l’escalier.”
I remember when I was buying a fake beard at Malabar Costumes. (This was near Halloween, so the whole staff were wearking costumes, like sailor and convict and druidess.) A guy dressed as Superman sold me the beard and some glue to attach it, telling me that after applying the glue I should wait a minute for it to get tacky. I wish I’d said, “In the costume business, there’s no such word as tacky!”
While he didn’t get romantic with any men, he wore a corset (with his shirt partly open so you could see the corset, which is rather cheesy), and had a sister instead of a girlfriend. Seemed gay to me.
“Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I’m going into the back yard to eat some worms!”
There are lions in India too.
Earth is a planet, not a star!
Someone created a board game called Anti-Monopoly (“the trust-busting game”)!
The Parker Brothers logo in the first panel is a nice touch!