I’ve always loved humor, and I think my favorite when I was a kid was Jimmy Durante.We had an old 78 record of Jimmy singing “G’wan Home Yer Mudder’s Callin’”. I wore that sucker out playing it over and over. It was long since lost. But a couple years ago Bobby London (Dirty Duck) sent me this.
You can buy a CD collection of Jimmy’s songs. All very funny.
As an aside, when my old man was young he went to California four times and always found work in the movies. He worked for Fatty Arbuckle and Buster Keaton. When talkies came around, Buster faded from prominence, so the studio teamed him up with a young comedian named Jimmy Durante.
Here’s a clip from Jimmy’s radio show from 1948. Gary Moore is his young sidekick. They teamed up and they were very funny together.
By the way here’s the url of the new King Features Blog. You can see current strips from 2011 on. I’ve added a link to the blog in my menu bar above.
I guess this is a couple of weeks late, but back in the 96 Olympics Thailand fielded a very competent volley team. The members were all transvestites. Naturally I fielded my own team…
What’s that crawling up my leg?!!!!!
OK, Big news. Here’s the King Features link to their Ernioe/Piranha Club blog: Evidently they have all the daily strips from 2011 on posted.
The foot-long meatloaf:Plums on my plum tree. These little plums are better than any thing you can buy at the supermarket. Tomorrow, because I have so many, I’m going to make PLUM JELLY!!! Yum!!!
And finally (Thank goodness) flies are bad this year. I bought fly paper. But the flies totally ignored it! Turns out that flies are among the most intelligent of all dipteras! But they love stinky stuff so much they stop thinking when they come across a delicious odor. (No, I didn’t poop in the corner. If you thought so, you should seek immediate psychiatric help.) I hanged the fly paper strip over the garbage can! Which proves that I’m smarter than a fly, which, as I said is the MOST INTELLIGENT OF ALL IN THE ORDER DIPTERA!
Ok, here’s a week from 2008…
I’m back in business, Folks. I had some problems with my WIFI while I was over in the boondocks. Hopefully I can get it straightened out this coming week. So to say I’m sorry, here are two Fortune Teller Effie Sundays from 2010 and a week’s worth of dailies from 2004…
June day on the Chesapeake Bay? You go down to Lowe’s Wharf. That’s between St. Michaels and Tillman Island. It’s on a spit of land a couple hundred yards into the water. It’s a motel, bar, restaurant, beach. There’s a beach volleyball net, a little band stand, a little marine, open air bar and lots of other amenities. It’s filled in with sand behind the bulkhead with picnic tables and room for the kids to play. If you come in your boat on weekends there’s a waterer taxi to get you ashore. The place is very popular among the locals.
Here is a week’s worth of dailies from 1992.
That I removed the comments boxes on these posts. The reason is because I was being overwhelmed by spam. If you’d like to send me a message go to the email link on the menu bar above. All I did last week was work on our house on the Chesapeake. I didn’t take pictures, but I will this coming week. Last week I installed a new oven and cooktop hood. Now I have to install a new cooktop and tear the counter apart and install a dishwasher. And rebuild my boat lift. And replace the deck and… I think I said something about that last time. I don’t have much else to post here, so I’m desperate for something to put in. You might as well suffer. Here’s Buddy Valentine’s latest hit, Since I Don’t Have You. You probably don’t remember this song unless you 80 or 90 years old. Think he can hit those high notes at the end?
And just a reminder, The Kindle version of all the daily strips from 1989 is available in the Buy Stuff page. Well, actually you have to go to Amazon to get it.
OK, It’s finally summer and here’s how Spencer helps keep the neighbors cool. This is from July 1999.
Over here on the Chesapeake. Frau Grace says I have to fix up the shack. I’m remodeling the kitchen ( I installed a new oven and stove hood. The last time anybody did any thing was WWII. I still have to tear out the counter top and install a dishwasher and a cook top. When I”m done I’ll post a picture. I happen to be very handy around the h0use.) Today I tore apart my boat lift. It’s totally rusting and rotting. Last yer some guy told me he’d do it for $12000. GIVE ME A BREAK!! DO I HAVE SUCKER WRITTEN ALL OVER MY PRETTY FACE?!!! I’ll do it myself. Here’s what it looked like this morning…
Here’s what it looks like now…
Just a reminder- I finally got the Kindle book out. Look at last weeks entry or got to “Buy Stuff”. It’s CHEAP!
Ok, here’s the end of the story I started last week:
Last weekend the Frau and I took a day off and went down to National Harbor. It was developed over the past ten years or so, and it’s located on the Potomac River in Maryland just south of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. It’s one of those planned mini cities that are popping up these days. I guess it’s about 6 or 8 miles south of Washington DC. They just approved a casino. Money talks. Here are a few pictures:
This is the courtyard on the water.
That’s the Woodrow Wilson Bridge. It was completed about 8 years ago. That’s Alexandria, Virginia beyond the bridge. Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home is about 8 miles downstream to the left on the other side of the river.
One of the restaurants in the square.
The Gaylord Convention Center. See how much you can learn by reading my blog?
Last week Zerblat dropped by. Not only is Admiral Blumlik on his butt, so is Divine Imperial Majestic Intergalactic Emporer Flurgle. Here’s a preview:
Here are a couple Sunday strips from way back in 1989. I had drawn the golfing strip probably 10 years earlier when I first started drawing. This one, of course, was not the original artwork. In my original I had the golf ball hitting the victim in the butt. The second strip got me thrown out of the Boston Globe.