CARTOON FRIDAY 51

May 21, 2010

“Hell, Dave, it ain’t just you. We’d all like to go back and chill in the cocoon.”

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THE GOLDEN SPIKE

May 20, 2010

Imagine, if you will, the presence of pompon girls and cheerleaders at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869 when the golden spike completing the transcontinental railroad was driven. It might have gone something like this: Cheerleaders (pompon girls behind them shaking pompons rhythmically): Well, skit, skat, how ’bout that. Dignitaries and railroad workers: Well, skit, skat, […]

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IVAH SKAY

May 19, 2010

I finished a re-edit of the story of this particular Princess yesterday. By carbonate of soda, it captured me. I’d been away from it long enough to forget the details. So I’d like to thank Ivah Skay, her hatred of idiotic rules, and her determination to become The Great Green Va. Also thanks to her […]

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DEFINITION OF A MARRIAGE

May 18, 2010

Spoonfork Lassiter purchased delicious food-like substances at the local supermarket. On returning home, he complained to his wife, Henpeck, about the outrageously escalating costs of food-like substances. “Henny, it’s outrageous how the costs of food-like substances have escalated,” he complained. “Why, I could have purchased ten bags full of food-like substances twenty years ago for […]

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MARK OF THE LOON

May 17, 2010

When the loon took imaginary flight to the fantasy world of Boad, he visited a high meadow in the foothills of the Orrun Mountains, and there he left his mark on the landscape before reluctantly returning to Earth. He looks forward to June 1, publication date of his saner self’s tale, Bekka of Thorns. http://bekkaofthorns.com

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PRONOUNCEMENT

May 16, 2010

Surrounded by butter, the writing foreman, clad in a sparkly pink jumpsuit and sporting a pair of golden spats, pronounced, “The words selected and the sounds they make when spoken are most important.”

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A SENTENCE BY JOHN LeCARRE

May 15, 2010

A boy cycled past wearing a red woollen cap, and the cap went down the road like a torch until the fog put it out. This delightful sentence turns up out of nowhere in Smiley’s People.

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CARTOON FRIDAY 50

May 14, 2010

“Are you even aware of whom you’re teaking spoo?”

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FIDDLEEEBOD RECIPE

May 13, 2010

Recipe for Boad, All Fidd and Leee Combined 1 cup Charles Dodgson 1/2 cup L. Frank Baum 1/2 cup Ruth Plumly Thompson 3 tablespoons Edward Lear 1 stick Theodore Geisel 1 dram Joyce Cary 1 flagon James Joyce shavings of Georges Perec and Samuel Beckett Holding flagon and shavings in reserve, combine all other ingredients […]

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NIMBLE MISSST

May 12, 2010

Here is the young Nimble Missst. She is the focus of a 10,000 word short story, strangely titled Nimble Missst. She also stars in a full-length story some five or 6 years down the line from her 10-year old self pictured here. That one is called Quen Nim. Her stories are well known to the […]

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