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.

  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.

    • 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?

  10. I like the valuable info you provide in your articles.
    I will bookmark your weblog and check again here regularly.
    I am quite sure I’ll learn many new stuff right here! Best
    of luck for the next!

  11. You made some decent points there. I looked on the
    internet for more info about the issue and found most individuals will
    go along with your views on this web site.

  12. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like you wrote the book
    in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little
    bit, but instead of that, this is great blog.

    A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  13. Hey! I understand this is sort of off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does operating a well-established blog like yours take a
    massive amount work? I am brand new to operating a blog however I do write in my diary daily.
    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my personal
    experience and thoughts online. Please let me know if you have any
    recommendations or tips for new aspiring blog owners.

  14. Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity for your publish is just spectacular and that i could suppose you’re
    a professional on this subject. Fine along with your permission let me to clutch your RSS feed
    to keep up to date with approaching post. Thank you 1,000,
    000 and please continue the rewarding work. cheap flights cheap flights

  15. I’m extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one today..

  16. Somebody necessarily help to make severely articles I would state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I surprised with the analysis you made to create this particular put up amazing. Fantastic process!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.