Up Real Good!
I was a kid they used to play public service announcements
on TV featuring Flipper the dolphin,
that wily king of the sea, warning kids not to play with blasting
caps. These sucker's were in heavy rotation so blasting
caps must have been some serious business.
Looking back I kinda wonder what the hell was going on
with these things. Was the Magic Blasting Cap Hobo going
from house to house, strewing his blight around neighborhoods
uptight to let him chop some firewood or scare the kids
with his stories of knife-fights in the back of cattle
All the PSA's did for me was encourage me to look
for blasting caps on my own as I patrolled my 'hood.
They had all sorts of potential, if
you know what I mean. But, alas, I survived idiot-hood
with all my fingers and eyes
intact. Such is life.
I'd have loved to have shown you the Flipper PSA but
even the mighty Youtube let me down. However, here's
a similar commercial featuring baseball
Mays. It has it's own, uh, charm.
I was just alerted to a web site called comicagg.com.
It boasts a vast listing of syndicated and web-only comics
and, once you've joined, you can create a list of your
to view in one place instead of lurching all over the
I was pleased to see that Raging Pencils is on the
list and doing pretty well, comparatively speaking. In
terms of readership it's up there with Hijinks Ensue,
9 Chickweed Lane and Tom the Dancing Bug. Very choice
Anyway, check it out and, if you're so inclined, add
Raging Pencils to your list. It'd mean a lot to old
On the Third Day of Xmas Shopping my
Reddit Secret Santa gave to meeeeeee:
Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible
Lastly, the song I'd originally intended
to embed in the "Mike's iPod" section was "The
Pause of Mr. Claus", by Arlo Guthrie, but a
suitable version wasn't embeddable. If you enjoy the
red-linky version then you might enjoy this preamble to
the song, a wry look at the FBI.