Wednesday, April 18, 2007

When art imitates life

Still trying to keep things light...

Most of the time when I open up my newspaper in the morning the first thing I look at will be the funnies. Like everybody else I have my favorites, among which are Crankshaft and Funky Winkerbean, both of which are from and most of the time are about this area. Calvin and Hobbes, a strip which ceased production way before it's time, originated in Northeast Ohio also.

The past couple of weeks we lost two of the finest cartoonists of our time, Johnny Hart and Brant Parker, who joined forces to bring us the "Wizard of Id". Hart, who was a committed Christian, also was the brains behind B.C.

The strip to your left is Tuesday, April 17, 2007's Beetle Bailey strip. I chose that along with the title of this post because the strip reminds me of Mrs74WIXYgrad when she has the mechanic on the phone. For those who are curious, we have an agreement in our marriage: I don't do mechanical work, and she doesn't call the divorce lawyer. Anyway I am sure there are refrigerators and bulletin boards nation wide that have at least one comic strip attached to it. I would guess "the Far Side" is the all time champion of clip and post. Offices probably have an overload of "Dilbert" cutouts. And of course, school bus garages have some "Crankshaft" lying around.

What are some of your favorites? I know you have some.


Anonymous said...

Personally I like Baby Blues. Guess because it reflects my life. The one on my computer has the mom saying that we spend the first two years of their lives teaching our kids to walk and talk, and the next 16 telling them to sit down and shut up......
Just to note..I almost stood up and cheered when Sanjaya got the boot last night!!
Also noting...the Steel Drums are going to North Canton Zion Luthern Church this sunday to perform for their ice cream social!!
Love that free ice cream!!
Take Care,

74WIXYgrad said...

the free ice cream would be better if it was from Hartzlers, the official ice cream of WIXY's Gone Bananas