June 12, 2007

The Tao of Bill The Cat


A bumper sticker spotted outside that made me smile:

Ack Nicely

I immediately thought of an appropriate counterpart:

Visualize World Sppplltthhh!!!

Not a bad philosophy.

Posted by Robert at June 12, 2007 01:04 PM | TrackBack

I miss Bloom County.

I really do.

Posted by: Gary at June 12, 2007 12:49 PM

The WaPo runs the current incarnation, "Opus", on Sundays. Safe to say that Breathed has lost it. The strip is basically Doonesbury. With a penguin.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at June 12, 2007 01:04 PM

Followed "Outland" for a short while. Didn't do nuthin' fer me.

Posted by: Gary at June 12, 2007 01:59 PM

I recently saw a bumper sticker that made me laugh. It said "Jesus, please save me from your people." Given the steady stream of evangelists that come by our house, I think I may just get one and put it on the door.

Posted by: Sister at June 12, 2007 08:26 PM

Once made a Bill the Cat silkscreen for shop class. Turned a fairly remarkable profit on it.

I'm kind of glad that Breathed stopped Bloom County when he did. He was tired and it was as well. This way we have something good to look back on like Calvin and Hobbes or The Far Side.

The other side of that particular coin is that he returned with the monumentally dumb Outland. A sad day for comic pages, only exceeded by Trudeau a) renouncing drugs b) losing his sense of humour and c) falling in love with himself to the point where he has to preach his own vision to the uninformed proletariat (i.e. everybody). I seriously want to smack that lad around the earhole and show him his good comics and scream "Do you remember when you were worth something, you sad agenda driven man? Do you remember when you hated the type of person that you now are?"

You may not be able to tell, but I miss the old Doonesbury almost as much as I miss the old Bloom County.

Posted by: Uncle Pinky at June 12, 2007 10:46 PM