Monday, March 20, 2017

We're Back from Hibernation....(we hope)...Lines from Sunday Funnies....(2/4)...

We are finally back from a long hiatus but thanks to a pesky blog reader from Gdansk, Poland, we are back!

This image is of NHL goalie Brian Eliott who now plays for the Calgary Flames though he is shown here in a St. Louis Blues uniform; Eliott was recently named an NHL Star of the Week.

Here are lines of dialogue which ran in the Jan. 22, 2017, Sunday comics section of "The Post and Courier" newspaper in Charleston, SC. We went with Eliott because "Peanuts" featured a game of hockey between Woodstock and Snoopy on a frozen bird bath:

1) You stupid bird!! I'm gonna wipe you off the ice! (Peanuts)

2) Ok, if you get him tonight....I get him for three nights in a row (For Better or For Worse)

3) My father hasn't been away very long (Judge Parker)

4) I'm one hungry cowboy! (Dennis the Menace)

5) "You put Oliver in a box! (Pearls Before Swine)

6) Want to sign my petition? (Foxtrot)

7) You sound exactly like Hitler that can't be a coincidence (Dilbert)

8) Did you check to make sure these weren't tested on animals? (Luann)

Now we are free to waste checking out what alt right trolls have been saying about Nancy Pelosi and John McCain on Twitter.

http://www.nhl.com

http://www.gocomics.com

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sunday Comic Strip Dialogue Potluck (1/4): ......Keith Knight Wants Some Sushi...........

So greetings to those of you tuning us in from a Starbucks in Princeton, WVa; yes there really is a Starbucks in Princeton, West Virginia. For those of you in Dubai, Princeton University is not in Princeton, W.Va, but rather Princeton, NJ. Princeton University boasts alumni such as Donald Rumsfeld and Bill Bradley; yes, we doubt those two men would meet up at a Starbucks over an iced latte either.

The following lines are from comic strips that appeared in the Aug. 21st edition of "The Washington Post." The images above are of: 1) "Doonesbury" cartoonist Garry Trudeau; 2) Dustin Hoffman who seemingly has nothing to do with the comic strip "Dustin," but perhaps he reads it every now and then; and 3) characters from Bill Amend's "Foxtrot," which is now a Sundays Only strip.

Here we go, kids!!!:

1) "Do you think my dreams will come true?" Baldo

2) "What if you can't tie shoelaces, yet?" Doonesbury

3) "Sushi!," The Knight Life from Keith Knight

4) "This is a ruthless carnivore dress," Sherman's Lagoon.

5) "This campaign will be ugly," Prickly City.

6) "Hey, what's the big idea! We're not driving!," Judge Parker

7) "So what are you doing today?," Foxtrot

8) "Pretty cool, right?," Dustin

9) "My hands are so dry," Pickles by Brian Crane

http://www.washingtonpost.com/comics

http://www.princeton.edu

http://www.starbucks.com

http://www.visitnj.com

http://www.gotowv.com

Thursday, September 22, 2016

We Have Been Blogging for 11 Years..........But, the Comic Strip Mary Worth Has Been Around Longer.......

With images of Bill Clinton, Cornel West and Newt Gingrich, three guys who will probably NOT be spending Friday night drinking dry martinis together at Nicky Blaine's in Indianapolis, or anywhere else in the 317 area code. But, boy if that were to happen, we would love overhear that conversation.

We also sense all three men will be busy when shock stand-up comedian Margaret Cho performs a three-night stint at The Helium Comedy Club in St. Louis in late October, although Missouri is a swing-state that is likely to vote for Donald Trump, whom Gingrich is speaking with three or four times a day. Assuredly, Trump's promise to build a wall to stop illegal immigration from Mexico now makes Gingrich's speech about colonizing the moon seem a little less ridiculous.

It is a presumption on our part but we sense that Gingrich would be more comfortable watching Dolly Parton perform in the swing state of Nevada when she comes to Paso Robles on Sept. 30th. In fact, we assume that Bill Clinton and West would feel more at ease with Parton singing "Jolene" and "9 to 5" instead squirming with the risky adult jokes put forth by Cho.

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will come into a swing state when his teams plays a road game versus with the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 3rd. Since Minnesota even voted for their native son Walter Mondale in the presidential election of 1984, Gingrich would probably be wiser to stay home that weekend and watch his Atlanta Falcons host the Carolina Panthers.

We don't know what the Vegas odds makers are predicting as to when Trump will say something dumb again, but we sense it will be within 36 hours of this posting. Who knows maybe even Utah will be in play by the time Election Day comes around in November, which means we may have to quit making fun of Mormons.

We posted our first entry on Sept. 21st, 2005, which was 11 years ago yesterday. Thanks for tuning in. Now, you are free to go back to looking at photos of Margot Robbie in a bikini!

http://www.nickyblaines.com

http://www.margaretcho.com

http://www.dollyparton.com

Friday, August 26, 2016

Potluck Quote of the Day (10 of 10): Kristen Stewart

Tonight's Quote of the Day comes from superstar actress Kristen Stewart who was seen in Woody Allen's "Cafe Society," which also features Parker Posey, one of our favorite actresses, this summer. Stewart is on the cover of the July/August issue of "Film Comment." Here is a quote from her:

"The strange part about being famous is you don't get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them."

http://www.kristenstewart.com

http://www.filmcomment.com

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Potluck Quote of the Day (9 of 10): Jay McInerney

For today, we quip Jay McInerney who wrote our favorite "Bright Lights, Big City," whom was interviewed by NPR "Fresh Air," hosted by Terri Gross of WHYY in Philadelphia. Amazingly enough, during the interview, McInerney revealed that 'Bright Lights..." which was made into a Michael J. Fox film, back in the day, was NOT his own personal novel of his.

Here is a quote from McInerney: "The most interesting precious things that happens in my books are usually the things that can arise spontaneously, the the things that come by surprise."

http://www.jaymcinerney.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Today's Potluck Quote of the Day (8 of 10): Bette Davis

Today, we will quote the late, great actress Bette Davis, who was recently a TCM Star of the Day.

Before we quip her, we want to thank WTJU, the UVA college radio station in Charlottesville, Va., for running two nifty PSAs on getting children flu vaccines and reminding folks that they should get a public library card.

We would also like to borrow a line from Sunday's "Reply All" comic strip by Donna Lewis, which illustrates the invisible gender wall that all couples, young and old, seem to get caught up in: "For the gender with all the freedom, I feel pretty much trapped right now."

Finally, we would also like to salute Dutch women's gymnast Sanne Wevers for her stunning gold medal performance on the balance beam at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Here is our quote from Davis, which the great "Village Voice" film critic J. Hoberman might take exception to: "I don't take the movies that seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache."

http://www.tcm.com

http://www.gocomics.com/replyall

http://www.wtju.net/

https://www.olympic.org/netherlands

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Potluck Quote of the Day (7 of 10): Gilda Radner

Today, we salute Sir Paul McCartney for finally getting on the cover of "Rolling Stone," yes, please forgive our offbeat sense of humor. We also noticed today that Wheaties has gone retro as they have former American Olympic swimming legend Janet Evans on their boxes; yea, we don't think she will get replaced by Ryan Lochte either. BTW, Evans turns 45 on August 28th.

Since, we are not Conan O'Brien, we will go ahead and jump to our quote from the late Gilda Radner (1946-1989) who alas died from cancer at a young age:

"Fame changes a lot of things, but I can't change a light bulb."



http://www.janetevans.com

http://teamcoco.com/

http://www.rollingstone.com