Sound and Fury


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Cartoonist’s note: Click on the link above entitled “Tee-Shirt Art,” and you’ll see how the shirts will look.

The classic A&J comic above, from 2012, originally appeared the same week as yesterday’s lawn-mower cartoon. I guess I was on a lawn-care kick. I’m posting this early Wednesday, a quick break from the tee-shirt thing, but I will be back later today to show you the artwork that will appear on the tee-shirts and to discuss them in a bit more detail. Thanks to all for your interest and for those participating in our informal survey. It helped: we’ve been scared into overdrive.

38 thoughts on “Sound and Fury”

  1. I wish you all a great Thanksgiving, It will be just us this year so we’ll be going out, if I’m not in the hospital. Yesterday was not a good day and I’m not expecting today to be much better.

  2. Jerry,

    Hope you aren’t in the hospital for Thanksgiving. I was there last year, then there for Christmas and New Year Day two years ago. It’s no fun. Do what ever it takes (rest, meds, fluids, etc.) to get better.

  3. Leaf blowers are indicative of much of current society. Don’t solve a problem, just push it around with a bunch of noise until someone else has to deal with it. ๐Ÿ™
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    For the vegetables, my daughters would push them around, too. Somehow, she thought they would look like she’d eaten if they were scattered. I just scooped them back into a pile.
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    When we had English peas she would divide them into two sections. The larger was General Santa Anna’s army, the other group was the Texas patriots. She’d smash all the Santa Anna peas into mush, then only eat the Texas peas (We live in Texas, remember). Her mom and I let her get away with that about twice.

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  6. Cilla girl knows that I’m sick and lays beside me purring, but I have a migraine and Tippy wants me up so I guess that I’m up. I fed them already, but every day is like Christmas morning for Tippy and he wants everyone to get up and enjoy the morning.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all. No plans for the marrow. Yours truly is making homemade cinnamon rolls for the breakfast set. Dinner will be out. Maybe a homemade pumpkin pie for late night snack.

    Black Friday will be a day of avoiding crowds. I might put in some range time, otherwise its hunker in the bunker.

    Shall return later to view the unveiling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Debbe ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks, hon. As previously mentioned, for me “Devil with the Blue Dress On” equals “…visions of go-go- dancers danced in my head”. Of course, now what’s dancing in my head is a vision of a presidential candidate go-go-dancing to “Devil with the Blue Pants Suit On”.* Yes, thanks a lot. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hopefully, Jimmy and his tee shirt minions were merely scared into overdrive and not “scared shiftless”.

    *Not a political comment, but rather a manifestation of the ancient and honorable tradition (see: Ancient Greeks) of mocking candidates for high public office and other individuals affected with extreme hubris.

  9. EARLY THANKSGIVING LIST:
    I’M THANKFUL FOR:
    MY FAITH,
    MY WONDERFUL FAMILY, ESPECIALLY MY WIFE OF ALMOST 52 YEARS,
    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, MY ALMA MATER IN ALL THINGS AND NOT JUST FOOTBALL,
    THIS YEAR ESPECIALLY, FOR LIFE, WHICH, WITHOUT GOD’S MERCY, I COULD HAVE LOST LAST MONTH,
    AND, LAST BUT DEFINITELY NOT LEAST, JIMMY AND ARLO AND JANIS AND THE VILLAGE, A GROUP OF UNMET,SPECIAL FRIENDS ON THE PATH OF LIFE!
    GOD BLESS US, EVERYONE!
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!

  10. I had a temperature of over at 100 this morning. So I’m staying home from work. Probably won’t be able to make it to our big Thanksgiving gathering. Of course we will be moving around Christmas time so there won’t be a tree in the house either. However Christmas is what you make of it and we intend to do just that

  11. Happy Thanksgiving Eve to all in The Village! May tomorrow find everyone happy and healthy!

    Today is for making pies (pumpkin, pecan, chocolate, and eggnog custard), cranberry sauce, cornbread and biscuits for the dressing tomorrow, and brining two turkeys. Yes, this year we have two smallish (15 pounds each) turkeys, one which will get roasted the traditional way, and the other Husband will put in the smoker. Tomorrow will be everything else. Friday will be feet up and a pot of tea.

    Yes, there will be a hectic few days, and a dozen or so people, but I am most thankful that I can still cook for my family and that we will all be together. I will check in here at the Village when I can, because I am thankful for my friends here, too.

  12. I have a chance to see my son this afternoon for the first time in a couple of years so I am going to drag myself out of here. For others with health problems you have my sympathy.

  13. Mark,

    Remember, it’s a painting, not a photo. They have to be perky only a short time, which can be arranged, or the painter has to remember what perky ones look like. Feverish minds, as some have mentioned.

    Peace, emb

  14. My previously-admitted-to “febrile imagination” seems to be the basis of some gentle humor lately. Well, that’s fair, I suppose. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Thanksgiving Eve, Jean dear. BTW, which US Army battalion are you hosting for Thanksgiving dinner? ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I don’t know if anybody else noticed, but this week’s episode of NCIS was very unusual: it’s the first time in many years that the Thanksgiving episode didn’t end with them all having the holiday dinner together.

    And, Abby was wearing a long-sleeved black dress with white cuffs and collar, in proper Pilgrim style.

  16. Did anyone notice what time the Old-Faithful webcam became ice coated? Hopefully they will clean it *before* the visitor center reopens December 15th!

  17. Yesterday I made the unfortunate mistake of letting my blood sugar level drop way too low. I might have mentioned my tendency to become a walking Snickers commercial when I get hungry. This was so much worse. By the time I got home, I was shaking and miserable. Nausea prevented anything beyond a few meager sips of tea. I slowly worked my way up to Gatorade and 3/4 of a Trisciut. Much better today, but I am only telling this story to tattle on Blacklight: I put the remainder of my Trisciut on the stand next to couch (bed last night) to nibble on later. I no more than get re-settled, when I hear a noise behind my head. My thieving, traitorous kitty promptly STOLE my unguarded snack! This from the cat who turned her nose up to human food for thirteen years! Some kitties!

    And on that note, every be as healthy as possible from now on. (Looking at you, Jerry!)

  18. Yep, Mark, that’s what happens when you don’t pause and apologize to the turkey’s spirit first.

    Lady Mindy, would you call that a “cat canapรฉ”?

  19. Good morning Villagers….

    And a Blessed Thanksgiving to all Villagers, for whom I am thankful for….among many things, my Family, my Husband, my Job (which I have to work today ๐Ÿ™‚ ) a Roof over my head,

    Jerry, I pray you get to feeling better and you enjoy your visit with your son…..Amen.

    And Indy Mindy…take Gal’s advice, pack some glucose…please.

    Ran into the host of today’s festivities at the gas station yesterday morning…my baby sister. I asked her what time and she said 1ish, I grinned and I said, you always run late, I’ll should be there by 2ish. Haven’t heard from Ian, so I don’t know what time he’s coming in.

    Everyone, have a full feeling, blessed day.

    =^..^=

  20. GR ๐Ÿ˜‰ I beat you to that link yesterday ๐Ÿ™‚ , it is at the end of the “Mower shirt discussion”…and yes, I listened to it all, laughing still. Love those 27 black and white glossy photos with a paragraph on the back………..shovels and rakes and other implements of destruction….and I want to kill, kILL, KILL………………who’d have thunk that song would be a tradition for 50 years. The younger generation doesn’t even know it exits…..Ian does ๐Ÿ™‚

    “Devil in the Blue Dress” was funny though….hahahahaha

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