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I expect men will stop referring to females as girls whenever females stop referring to "a night out with the girls."
Re today's strip: Clearly she married him because he's the star of one of the best comic strips ever. It's meta.
And good to have you back on Blowback. Hope your recovery is complete and swift!
Coffee cup, sure. But did you notice the magical disappearing sandwich?
Aha! Spotted it! The magical disappearing coffee cup!
While recently watching American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur on YouTube, a photograph of MacArthur (posing, as usual) struck me as bearing a striking resemblance to Uncle Duke. I believe the ambassador may in fact be the general's illegitimate offspring, a fact subtly memorialized through the naming of Duke's aide in Pago-Pago. You can see the MacArthur photo at 52:57 of this video. and Duke's portrait here.
Thanks for today's 15-years-ago Flashback strip, which I missed seeing when it first came out. It's a profound statement about humanity. Rather than understand the folly of their ways, most people consistently distort and glorify the past, especially war. The strip is not about people who live in the Southern U.S., or in the past; it’s about people who can’t comprehend, accept, and rise above their failings. Genius.
I am Jonesing for a third season of Alpha House. Any good news on the horizon?
Stay tuned. Any horizon-breaching developments will immediately be shared via SITE NEWS, on the right side of our home page.
Hell is an open office. I've never had to work in one, thank God, but I do share a cubicle with someone who peppers me with questions about stuff all day, so I kind of know what it must be like.
My mother always says, "Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story." Of course, she's talking about stories told round the kitchen table, with a wee drop taken.
Is Brian Williams really the Red Rascal?
A recent Blowback writer compares Brian Williams to Roland Hedley. The more I read Williams' quotes, the more I'd liken him to the Red Rascal.
As the Brian Williams story unfolds, it reminds me more than a little of a time Roland Heldey regaled a less-than-impressed Joanie Caucus with tales of journalistic derring-do in a DC laundromat.
I guess the Rand Paul SayWhat? quote proves my suspicion that he is an alum of the Baby Doc School of Medicine.
Today's SayWhat? quote about "dispatching another Godless jihadist" was priceless. Folks forget that the three major religions founded in the Middle East all worship the same deity. Their observances may differ dramatically, but it's the same Big Guy they're talking about.