I didn't entirely get the intended construction of the jokes in the Sunday Bizzaro (Sp??) strip yesterday . ( The strip appars to be not online , as it is a King Features Syndicate strip , who - Gasp !!! - appear to think they're in the comics business to make money , and keep their strips behind a wall . )
The joke was " variations on ' I Love New York ' "...but was the panhandler's shirt supposed to be saying " I Owe New York " ?" I Have Zero , New York " ?
The yokel , in Middle Ages garb...Was his shirt suppost'a mean " I Love York " , as in the English county that New York was indeed named after ??? ( And Prince Charles is now considered the Duke of , if I recall correctly . )
...The Santa Cruz SENTINEL has just changed the strips in their Sunday comics section , as of just today .
Now it's(4 pages, broadsheet , top down):
PICKLES (presented in " flapjacks "/" cheesburger " - - dropping down from panel 1 - style)
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
CUL DE SAC
RHYMES WITH ORANGE
NON SEQUITUR (flapjacks)
ROSE IS ROSE
FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
CLASSIC PEANUTS (flapjacks)
THE FAMILY CIRCUS
This paper is part of a Bay Area News Group of at least 4 major papers , with the San Jose Mercury News as the top dog , plus some smaller/more localized papers .
Santa Cruz is actually considered to be in the Monerey Bay Area , but anyway ! ( Craigslist thinks we're in cable-cars and Castro-land , as well . )
In a BANG-wide entertainment/puzzles section , twodaily-sized puzzle/comic combinations:
BAKER STREET (strip)
They run several editorial cartoons , apparently 100% syndicated , not local ones .
Prince Valiant Update: Aleta seems to recognize the “blond giant.” Hmm…
...Yesterday's pun-centered Bizzarro also had a " Huuhh ??? " joke for me , involving Busta Rhymes...
...Just kickin' this one back up...
I DO feel I had a legitimate point re: that new Cochran mag as it is desribed there...How would it affect COMICS REVUE (which I've been wanting to subscribe to at my LCS , too...) , annyhoo , as well ???
...Yesterday , DILBERT had a fairly funny , I do admit , jab at the Occupiers .
Late last week , PICKLES (which I now see daily) had a rather peculiar joke- More later .
..The I-see-it-through-the-Spidey-link here GRIN AND BEAR IT had an Occupy joke t'other day too...King Features panel GRIN AND BEAR IT had an Occupy joke t'other day too...
And one to-day , too !!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe the author of the strip is going back through the files and repurposing all the old " hippie/protester " jokes from the Nixon administration:-)...
...The Interent era has truly been a godsend for fans of " old-fogy " newspaper strips that practically no paper carries anymore but someone , somewhere , does , anyway...:-)
...I asked , Pete , because it seemed to subscribe to this " every Hearst-King Features strip " connection which I had seen previously at the Hearst-owned SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE's site...
"...The Interent era has truly been a godsend for fans of " old-fogy " newspaper strips that practically no paper carries anymore but someone , somewhere , does , anyway...:-)"
Even going back to the late 70's, none of the Philly papers carried TARZAN. My Dad found out it was in the Gloucester Country Times thanks to a friend at work, who for a couple years used to bring the Sunday comics section in every Monday to give to m Dad, who would then pass it on to me. I got to see the tail-end of Russ Manning's run, followed by Gil Kane, and Mike Grell. (At that point, it got harder to get ahold of the papers, and eventually I gave up.)
Decades later, thanks to the ERBzine website, I was able to read MOST of the Manning run. It is, by a mile, my favorite version of TARZAN.
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