Poor Verne. Poor, poor, Verne. Poor, sad, maligned, mistreated, victimized, Verne.
He’s not a really loser. I just write him that way.
This cartoon is a classic example of the hijack comedy technique. A strait man (turtle) is intent on some earnest pursuit only to have his train of thought “hijacked” by circus clowns and run off the rails at the crossroads of Random Town and Non Sequiturville.
Over the Hedge: Form over Substance since 1995.
From the Yet Another Example of How I’m an Old Fart Department comes the news that no one seems interested in my tweet yesterday suggesting Hammy and Brittany from Glee dance together a la Gene Kelly and Jerry Mouse from “Anchors Aweigh.” At the time, I thought this was a brilliant idea, sure to followed by thousands of retweets and a spontaneous campaign to demand it’s implementation.
Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Crickets.
Could it be the Twitterverse has never heard of Gene Kelly? Or Tom of Tom and Jerry? Or… GASP… the famous dance scene from Anchors Aweigh?
Is the Pope an impediment to population control?
The German subtitles are a nice touch.
There is nothing wrong with your computer screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. He is controlling transmission. If he wishes to make it purple-er, he will make it purple-er. If he wishes to make it pixel-ier, he will make it pixel-ier. He will control the band-width. He will control the noise. For the next ten seconds, sit quietly and he will control all that you see and read. He repeats: there is nothing wrong with your screen. You are about to participate in a wacky adventure. You are about to experience the awe and silliness which reaches from the inner mind to…
The Hammy Limits.
We’re thinking about proposing a series of Hedge kid’s books that explain simple scientific concepts. This week is a sort of test run/outline for a book explaining the seasons. Hammy’s a perpetual four year old, so he’s the perfect “student.” Verne is a perpetual know-it-all, so he’s the “teacher.” And RJ is the perpetual slacker so he’s the “class clown.”
I don’t know if we’ll ever actually do this, but any encouragement will make me feel bad if we don’t. And we all know self-loathing is my bread and butter go to motivational tool.