“I did! I did saw a pudd…”

January 9, 2010


My resolution this year is to fix up my work space, my studio. Don’t get excited: that’s my resolution every year. However, I have given the ol’ digs its annual partial cleaning, and if things proceed apace, I might just post pictures. I think what you might find surprising is that the walls include very little cartoon art. I have a Pogo strip by Walt Kelly and a drawing of Alfred E. Neuman by Jack Davis. I have no work of my own hanging anywhere in the house. Perhaps I should hang some A&J art in my garage/shop, to remind me to get back to real work.


63 thoughts on ““I <em>did!</em> I <em>did</em> saw a pudd…””

  1. What? Jimmy has no “I love me” wall in his studio?? I’m shocked; shocked, I tell you!
    Of course, I’m not really. In fact, that’s what I would have expected.

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  2. Re the 1-8-21 real-time cartoon: For some reason, I’m reminded of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. (Do they still have those?) In the doldrums of winter, they would publish a spread of photos, usually made on an exotic beach somewhere, of pulchritudinous and pneumatic young ladies wearing very skimpy swimwear (and sometimes wearing less than that…much less than that), as a way to brighten the mood of their “readers”. So, perhaps today’s cartoon is Jimmy’s version of that. Not to mention that it includes the implied promise of alcohol-fueled whoopie. (Which, come to think of it, was likely a feature of the SI edition as well.)

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    • The past few years the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition has included said P&P young ladies wearing only some paint. Years ago a company sold printers with an ad that featured such a young lady at various DPI, pointing out that only at the highest resolution could you see her swimsuit was painted on her. The idea, of course, was that quality matters.

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  3. Interesting that the heading italics put everything on the page in italics. I used an end-italics HTML code at the start of my message.
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    For today’s comic, I wondered who mops the bathroom after Janis’ bath? There seems to be a lot of water slopping out of the tub. No sign of bubble-bath bubbles, either. Possibly for the audience’s (Arlo) viewing pleasure?

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  4. This is EXACTLY why we closed up our cat door. Okay, so the cat door is in the basement, AND it’s two levels up to get to the bedrooms. So, one fine morning, I awoke to find that our boy, Malcolm, had dragged a headless rabbit up all those stairs and was hunkered down in the linen closet, guarding his trophy…

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  5. When I was young I liked to drink “soda pop” wine in the bath tube. We had huge 20 X 20 bathroom with 14 foot ceilings in our little garden district shotgun, a previous owner turned a full sized room into bath.

    I drank Mateus Rose, the cheapest wine we sold and switched to sparkling Mateus when it came out. It was fun, even alone, no Arlo.
    Then I was diagnosed with pancreatitis in my late 20s and drinking stopped.

    Briefly got to resume bathtub wine when Ghost arrived but cancer came about same time. You can’t drink with cancer or shouldn’t.

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  6. Long time fan, first time on this web site.
    Our local newspaper, the New Haven Register, stopped printing Arlo and Janis on Jan 1.
    I’ve written to the editor to complain, but am wondering if there are more fans in the New Haven area who can join me and help by writing more letters to the editor.
    Write to Helen Bennett at Helen.Bennett@hearstmediact.com
    Thanks,

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    • To everyone affected…please do make your feelings known. Last year, My Small Town in the Deep South three-editions-a-week newspaper discontinued about 75% of the cartoons on their comics page. A&J was one of them, along with a number of old-line strips. The hue-and-cry must have been epic, as the change lasted less than a week.
      Probably not helping the paper’s defense that they were just trying to “improve” things was the fact they also dropped the horoscope. I thought it had been established many years ago that discontinuing the horoscope was the “third rail” of print newspapers.

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  7. Re 1-9-21 real-time cartoon: Although Arlo might beg to differ. Relax, Arlo; Janis’s weight loss wouldn’t be localized to just your favorite areas.
    I think I did OK, weight-wise, during the holidays. Part of that, sadly, was from Jackie and I never finding time to have any holiday meals. Tomorrow is my weekly weight-in day, so we shall see.

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  8. My surgeon has us coming in Monday to Tulsa (somehow) about suspect area not healing properly as reported by home wound care nurse and computer photo. Home health care also worked on New Year’s day..

    I am impressed by their care and my recovery.

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  9. Ghost has been cooking tasty delicious diabetic meals for me, generous portions that cover all the food groups. I am allowed 1800 calories per day but we are not even pushing limit or close.

    He is using little salt or fats so heart diet being met too Janis not only one losing pounds.

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  10. I’m in a different spot in my health journey. These past 11 years since my SCA event I have been repeatedly told my sodium levels were falling (hyponatremia). Since I finally started adding salt to my diet (about a tsp per day) I’ve actually started losing some weight and am no longer having nocturnal leg cramps.

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  11. Trucker
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    My go to is Dill Pickle Juice for leg cramps –
    couple tablespoons or 1/4 juice glass.
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    Preventive or:
    Kills cramps in about 15 seconds – your results may vary.

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  12. The elevated dangerously high potassium levels eleminate many foods entirely like potatoes, tomatoes, legumes/beans, whole grains, vegetables that grow in ground, dark leafy greens, avocadoes and many fruits.

    While in first hospital to have surgery I kept telling them they were feeding me dangerous hogh potassium foods, they said no until they came rushing in with medications to flush potassium out of my body before I had a heart attack.

    Isn’t it hell to reach our ages and have to monitor what we eat so closely? What if we had monitored what we ate as children and young people? Dare I say we’d all be healthy? Or healthier?

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  13. Has anyone in Village experienced today’s snow and ice storm moving across Texas, south Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana? It has just reached the Mississippi River so moving into Mississippi as well.

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    • Jackie, we had seven inches of snow in North-central Texas. The roads never became icy as the temperature stayed just above freezing. It was slushy during the three hours that it was snowing heavily since the snow couldn’t melt as quickly as it was falling. (My FB page has a photo of the back yard that a neighbor took from their kayak.). Even though the snow was wet and heavy we didn’t lose any tree branches in my area.

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  14. Re 1-11-21 real-time cartoon: RIP K.T.
    Janis has a point. If bras were as expensive in the 60s as they are now, bra-burning probably wouldn’t have been a thing. (Note: teenVogue, WaPo, Time, and other publications claim it never was a thing, branding bra-burning a “myth”. Snopes says it sort of was.
    Speaking of a point…lo, after all these many years, I do believe that Janis is displaying a pokie. I guess my “pokie promoting” finally paid off.
    Re 1-11-21 real-time cartoon: RIP K.T.
    Janis has a point. If bras were as expensive in the 60s as they are now, bra-burning probably wouldn’t have ever been a thing. (Note: teenVogue, WaPo, Time, and other publications claim it never was a thing, branding bra-burning a “myth”. Snopes says it sort of was.

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  15. Re 1-11-21 real-time cartoon: RIP K.T.
    Janis has a point. If bras were as expensive in the 60s as they are now, bra-burning probably wouldn’t have been a thing. (Note: teenVogue, WaPo, Time, and other publications claim it never was a thing, branding bra-burning a “myth”. Snopes says it sort of was.

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  16. Speaking of a point…lo, after all these many years, I do believe that Janis is displaying a pokie. I guess my years of “pokie promoting” finally paid off. If this one ever goes on the auction block, I will definitely bid on it.

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  17. Ghost did not explain that K.T. Oslain songwriter and singer had died of Parkinson’s (and possibly COVID-19) and Janis was telling her goodbye symbolically.

    Wish I could either get my second breast cut off to match missing breast or get both repaired. I tell myself to just put the bra back on and go get a prosthetic breast. I look hideous right now like an overweight lopsided old woman going braless.

    Oh right, that’s what I am isn’t it?

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  18. K. T’s song “80’s Ladies” won Song of the Year at the 1988 CMA Awards. It became something of an anthem for her generation, and it included the lines…
    “Oh, we burned our bras,
    “And we burned our dinners
    “And we burned our candles at both ends.”

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