Monthly Archives: May 2018

Nine Seconds Wasted

Hedge05312018I wrote this two weeks ago. In my entire syndicated career (33 years) I’ve never had a comic land this topically. Even a blind cartoonist finds an acorn once in a while.

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Magical Nudity

Hedge05302018The original script called for “boobs.” Magical nudity works well too.

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Cliff Notes TV

Hedge05292018I like this idea. You could also call it “Spoilers.”  Readers Digest Condensed Television. Run with it.

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Robots Rule and Humans Drool

Hedgef05282018I’ve about had it with Westworld. I can’t tell the players without a program. Peak Confusion TV.

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You’ve Been Cheetoed

Hedge05272018I think a more golden-orange color would have been more appropriate. This color indicates that RJ is severely dehydrated or suffers from a serious liver problem.

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Creepy Planets

Hedge05262018T did an odd late night rewrite on this one. Here’s the original script:

6. 
RJ, Verne, Hammy on the log. 
H:  Why is that star not twinkling? 
V:  It’s not a star it’s the planet Venus.  
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V:  The light source is closer and larger and isn’t refracted as much by our atmosphere.  
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H:  Translation please. 
RJ:  Planets can’t blink. 
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H:  That’s so sad!  
RJ (eyes wide):  And super creepy. 
V:  My mouth opens. Words come out. Nothing happens. 
The gist is still there. Punch line is the same. But the beginning is unnecessarily confusing.  I can concede that Hammy saying, “Translation please,” is a bit mature for him, but I think it’s okay and helps sell the gag.
Grumble.

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Dr. RJ

Hedge05252018RJ just pulled an all-nighter and an all-dayer.

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