And Fade to Intermission

And Fade to Intermission

June 13, 2013


The neighbors of Arlo and Janis have rarely been assigned names or supporting roles beyond their reaction to the seemingly strange goings-on next door, as in the above. However, in this capacity they have provided a useful element over the years.



44 responses to “And Fade to Intermission”

  1. The neighbor gag I like best was the one that had Arlo and Janis walking past the neighbors and being met with huge grins. Then Janis tells Arlo, “I told you they could see our deck.”

  2. Most people (including Arlo here) get the quote wrong. It starts “As God is my witness…”

    For the record, I also enjoy doing random song/movie quotes when I am working in the yard.

  3. Lately, it seems that whenever I comment, the blog closes down. Quae cum ita sint – Cicero’s favorite phrase – I won’t comment today.
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    Gotcha!

  4. Age test:
    “When the eel in the reef gets your heel in its teeth, that’s a moray.” First saw that in a 1-sentence ltr. / ed. in Smithsonian Mag. in a Nature Conservancy waiting room in Arlington, VA, in ’85 or so, from a former Bemidji MD, Dr. Joel DeWeese, then resident in CA.
    Peace,

    • Spider Robinson has several verses around those puns in one of his Callahan novels, which is the first time I had seen them.

  5. emb

    Dino Paul Crocetti sang the original August 1953 – I guess it has been much parodied.
    It is quite a complement that 30 years later people would get the reference.
    Try that with any of todays songs.

  6. A few years back our tenant put in a cover crop (too wet to get corn or beans in) of Field Radishes.

    They were about 2 inches in diameter and 6 to 8 inches long. 100 acres of Sweet and tasty.

  7. Re 6-26-21 real-time cartoon: I’m not a fisherman, but Janis could wait on my table anytime. Especially if ML loans her that 35-percent-tip blouse.

  8. Re 6-28-21 real-time cartoon: Apropos, I suppose, of nothing, the driving time from Camp Hill AL to Perdido Key FL (on the Redneck Riviera) is four hours.

  9. Re 6-28-21 real-time cartoon (II): I can (vaguely) remember when I was much younger that I got stiff and sore from being active. Now, as do Arlo and Janis, I seem to get stiff and sore from being inactive. How’d that happen?

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