Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!

March 24, 2010


Here’s one from early spring, 2010, although it’s a time around here when yard work mercifully replaces artificial exercise. I admit, I had to look up the spelling of “Jehoshaphat,” and, as is often the way of the Internet, I learned more than I bargained for, some of which might even be true. Jehoshaphat was a Biblical King of Judah. The interjection “Jumping Jehoshaphat” came into being in 19th Century America. In the 20th Century, it frequently was used by Yosemite Sam. Beyond that, not much really is known, but you can read an article about it!


120 thoughts on “Jumpin’ Jehoshaphat!”

  1. They have already attacked Yosemite Sam and others because of guns a few years back.

    Jimmy did a tribute cartoon I loved and bought where Janis runs in house for gun to shoot rabbit. Great one Jimmy!

    Of course 50 # of Acme dynamics and anvils are still fine.

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  2. Ghost gets lots of exercise jumping at Garfields trying to stop them running into house He seldom wins.

    There are two identical, #1 Garfield and #2 Garfield (also known as Big and Little) There once were seven identical orange cats here all from neighbors cat I neutered finally.

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  3. Ghost has been out clearing street and yard with helpers. I am envious and hope to get out today to join them in my gardening wheelchair

    It is a smaller trsnsport chair and can be washed. Not as big or fancy as inside chair.

    Fresh air and outside would be amazing after three and a half months inside.

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  4. So a year in my basement hasn’t really been too bad. I had eliminated the long commute a year before, but I do miss seeing my co-workers. Some things are getting missed because we aren’t chewing the fat. Sometimes meeting with a visual is just easier in person.

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  5. Apparently the anti-gun crowd has gotten Elmer Fudd’s shotgun cancelled. Likely, the “vegan” crowd is even now working to get Elmer himself cancelled, for being a cartoon hunter of cartoon “wabbits”.
    I would not at all be surprised to learn that Jimmy has been, if not attacked, sternly lectured by some group (although many times the “group” is made up of a single individual) for being insufficiently “woke” over something it perceived as being “problematic” in A&J. I would also perfectly understand if he does not wish to get into that discussion here in the Village. In fact, that ends my discussion of it.

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  6. What a lot of people don’t know is that Yosemite Sam was introduced because it was decided that Elmer Fudd was too stupid to be a good opponent for Bugs. Not that Sam was much better, of course. And, in Rabbit Fire, he tells both Bugs and Daffy that he’s a vegetarian, hunting only for sport, as if that makes it better.

    BTW, it’s a Good Thing that I checked below as my name and data has vanished Yet Again.

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    • I’m neither a hunter nor a gun owner, but I understand the sport of hunting and the importance of keeping herd size within sustainable limits. Look to Australia when the environment is subjected to a species with no natural predator.

      Fun fact: there are more deer in Pennsylvania today than in the pre-colonial era. European settlers arrived and altered the original, forested environment into farm land, which created deer Nirvana with plenty of open meadows near stands of trees with lots of food to munch and no more natural predators. Deer are cute and cuddly, but without careful management of the herd (i.e., regular hunting) the critters overproduce, run through available food, starve and become nuisance animals to both the farmer and the homeowner.

      Of course, an ethical hunter should not waste his trophy. Fortunately there are plenty of food banks that will take deer meat.

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      • More support for donating fresh kill to hungry people. Businesses that dress carcasses already offer this service and have a list of local food banks friendly to the idea. Any excess you can’t see consuming in a season would be welcomed on a struggling family’s table. Thank you, Blinky, for mentioning this option.

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  7. When I looked just now, the boxes below had all Trucker Ron’s information in them. Jimmy does a very good artistic impression of a startled cat. That has to be from personal experience. Today’s retro is very good.
    And on the weather front, here in Tulsa it’s about 20 degrees cooler than yesterday, has been very overcast so far, and the day started with light rain. Over the last two days it was warm enough for me to have my window open, and the birds in the bushes outside have been very busy and noisy.

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    • My cousin who lived on farm with us was Little Mac, his sibling was Baby Sister or Sister.

      My great uncle was Big Uncle, his sibling Big Auntie.
      All their lives.

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  8. I grew up in a home where EVERYONE hunted. We belonged to a histotic uncut timbered club. I did not hunt but had to help process and freeze meat.

    We lived on venison but not so .much squirrel and did not hunt ducks, coons or rabbit nor birds. We did not kill unless we ate it.

    My data keeps disappearing daily now.

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  9. Hoho. My data has been coming and going, but it has been either me or blank— until today when Jackie’s name and email have migrated onto my iPad! I’ll change it back to me before I post this.

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  10. I’m curious. What type of device (iPad, phone, pc, etc.) are those of you who have gotten some else’s info using? My Surface tablet only shows me my own.

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    • PC with Windows 10. (But I haven’t seen anyone else’s info on it in over a week.) Can’t remember if someone else’s info has showed up on my iPhone 7, as I rarely do more on it involving A&J than occasionally looking at the current day’s cartoon.

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  11. PC with Windows 10 today that had Jackie–and tonight has blanks. That’s mostly what I use. Occasionally the iPad. I can’t remember what it’s been doing. Got to fill in my info again here now to post.

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  12. Just read The Graduate today. Have not seen.the movie since 1967 when it came out.

    As I read I heard Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft speaking the lines and dialog.
    Remember how shocking the movie was 54 years ago?

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  13. Re 3-12-21 real-time cartoon: I first grew a mustache while on an overseas tour with the Air Force. When I took leave and went to see my lady friend, she looked at it silently for a moment, and then shook her head slowly and minutely about three times. My ‘stache was gone as quickly as I could find a razor. No fool am I.

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  14. My way: I merely bang together a pair of fine-grained metamorphic rocks near my laptop [intel core i5] until sparks fly and the electronics pick up the field emanating therefrom. It a gneiss system – and cheap!

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  15. It’s a nice gneiss system, too. Had this been on the S coast of France, it may have been a nice Nice gneiss system!

    Oh, well – nothing better to do at the moment except state taxes.

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  16. I don’t have Arlo’s reasons for not growing a beard. But I do have two good ones: I have to wear a CPAP to sleep and the mask needs to seal well. And my whiskers grow very slowly and spottily.

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  17. I AM MARK IN TTOWN right now? Mark come help clean my closet and bathroom, I am exhausted! And in pain!

    No, this is Jackie, not Mark.

    I have been working on this bedroom and bath since got out of hospital for New Years.

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    • The arthritis of my low back and hips that was only an x-ray result a year ago has turned into a nagging annoyance this year. I went through another bout of sharp back pain in December, that didn’t last so long. But I got tired of walking bent forward pretty fast, so I ordered myself a cane to use when I’m going to the mailbox and dumpster. Got myself a shower seat so I don’t have to bend over forward to wash below my waist, as I don’t want to fall over in the tub. Bought one of those wheeled upright carts so I can haul my laundry over to the laundry room. The pain keeps me from being able to carry a filled laundry basket that far now, so I steady myself with the cane in one hand and pull the cart with the other. Altogether, using these things is helping me get things done and I can live with it.

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      • From what I found out when I looked up those Tyco sets, they made them for about 5 years, ending in 1986. So they were pretty well made to still be running nearly 40 years later. And yeah, typical cat. Maybe he was the Highway Patrol officer for that district.

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  18. Re 3-13-21 real-time cartoon: Huh. People used to complain they had “500 channels and nothing on to watch”. Now they have trouble keeping up with all the things they do watch?

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  19. I’m actually not much of a baker. I do OK with Lemon Icebox and Pecan pies, and with Rum Cake. Other cakes, not so much. Like that time I attempted to make a Red Velvet Cake and ended up having to call it Red Crumb Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting.

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  20. Re 3-14-21 real-time cartoon: Panels 1 and 2 depict exactly what Dickens does to me every night, but fortunately not in the middle of it. It’s just his way of saying “goodnight” and wanting some bedtime petting and schritching before going to sleep.

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  21. Exactly what I thought when I saw it. Dickens, not the cats.

    Jimmy you draw cats superbly. Love Arlo’s interaction with Ludwig. Both Ghost and I talk and
    have conversations with all animals.

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  22. Have I posted this yet? First sentence in a recent Bemidji Pioneer obit: “Her name was Edith Ann and that’s the truth.” This is guaranteed not to make sense to people not familiar w/ ’70s or so tv. That was a good show. “Walnetto”? “Sock it to me.” If Jimmy updates real soon, will repost in the next series.
    Peace,

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    • ‘Twasn’t Lily Tomlin, though.
      .
      I always liked Laugh-in, though some parts better than others. Best was the “Flying Fickle Finger of Fate Award” shtick.
      .
      Hmmm. I seem to be Sideburns, so I’ll fix that now.

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  23. I am STILL Mark in TTown AGAIN ut I looked this time and will change it.

    Sorry emb but I have no idea what you are talkibg about. The 70s were heavy 18 hour work days for me as a florist. I kept a tv for employees to watch Dallas and a couple of limited soap operas but they couldn’t abuse privilege.

    We often worked 24 hour shifts with huge weddings, funerals, holidays and dances. I remember little of 1870s-80s.

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      • Jackie isn’t that old…trust me. But she never watched Laugh In, at the time nor in reruns. She read the Wiki article on it today, but says the article made no sense to her. I assured her that was equally true of the show itself. She was, however, intrigued with the photo in the article showing John Wayne donning a bunny suit before appearing on an episode.

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  24. c x-p: Was too Lily Tomlin, dressed as a 3 or 4-yr old girl w/ braids, & sitting in a big, oversized rocking chair esp. built for the skit. And that’s the truth. Peace,

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  25. My phone and blog still confused. I am Jackie Monies with Mark’s email today.

    I went to post my blood sugar reading and it posted the http://www.gocomics address!

    My typing errors I blame on my fingers and Spellcheck and low blood sugars making me shake badly.

    Who here is watching Yellowstone and the Duttons? Not I despite thinking Kevin Costner is sexiest actor left alive. I didn’t even know he was on television until this month!

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    • Oh, lucky you Jackie. You have three seasons to catch up on before summer. Some episodes can be pretty intense. I don’t recommend binging multiple episodes in an evening, Just let it stew with you a few days before viewing the next. I have really enjoyed the width and breadth of Sheridan’s writing. Big as the Montana sky. Your post made me check to see if season 4 was starting soon. But Wikipedia does not have a premier date, so I presume it will also be a summer run. The article did say that Sheridan is working on a prequel set in 1888. So we may get to learn more about those fathers buried beneath the big tree out by the drive.

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