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

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!