Sunday, March 21, 2010

Golf Tee Art

Here is a close-up of Dewey and Cosmo's golf tee Pointillism (basically a bunch of colored dots on canvas) artwork from Sunday's strip. (Click the image for a larger view.) A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is probably the most famous piece of Pointillist artwork. And at 6ft x 10ft in size, must have taken an incredible amount of patience to complete.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Once-Ler

In Monday's strip Dewey is jumping into a Once-ler brand dumpster, which is a reference to The Lorax, an excellent Dr. Suess book. Side note: The Lorax happens to look like this famous actor.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It Came From Above

I hope a family member or someone you know has never been abducted by a hawk, owl, or winged mammal. If so, Sunday's strip is not for you. I don't know what happened to this kid, but I like to think he was dropped off somewhere pleasant. Either way, he probably lost that hat. This is more a lesson not to dress you small child in clothing that makes him or her look like lunch to a large predator.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Candy Bars of Yore

I'd like to know what led to the demise of The Chunky Bar. Was it just an 80's fad like Tab Cola and Geraldine Ferraro?

And furthermore, why do candy bars periodically have to have their recipes changed? I remember, as a young lad working as a bootblack in the streets of London, (OK, I made that part up) the candy bar Wathchamacallit had its ingredients changed, or reformulated, as Hershey's calls it. This ended my era of Wathchamacallit enjoyment. Now I suppose if you're already making a candy bar called Wathchamacallit that probably gives you license to throw whatever the hell kind of ingredients you want in there, but to me it just wasn't the same.
Maybe I'm just an old man ranting about the way things used to be and upset over today's new fangled snack food items. But more importantly, I'd like someone to tell me what "fangled" means.