Fortunately, I don’t need to understand it to make fun of it. I don’t have to be ignorant to write good comics. But sometimes it helps.
Actually, a wink and a nod will get you a Hammy hug. Sometimes all it takes is a nod. Sometimes just breathing will do it. In the case of plants, inanimate objects and zombies, you don’t have to be breathing. Do zombies breathe? They moan, so I guess there must be some sort of air transfer, if not, strictly speaking, an oxygen carbon dioxide exchange. I digress.
Sample Questions For the Twitter Shy
1. Are you wearing pants?
2. Is it true you once dated Angie Dickinson?
3. What should I tell my parents when I tell them I want to be a cartoonist?
4. Is Over the Hedge a metaphor for our foreign policy with Iran? Or Belize?
5. Could you please comment on reports of inhumane child labor practices in your comics factory in Latvia?
6. Are you a clone gone wrong of Berkeley Breathed?
7. Horse-sized duck, or a 100 duck-sized horses?
8. Should Texas coach Mac Brown step down?
9. Are you the guy that taught Hunter Pence to throw without bending his elbow?
10. Is Hammy a god?
ZZ Top played a concert outside my dorm during my freshman year in college at Baylor University in 1977. At the time, Baylor (a Southern Baptist school) was toying with loosening up their straight laced reputation (no dancing on campus) so as to appeal to a more diverse range of students (like me). Having ZZ Top play was an experiment — a short lived experiment after a cloud of pot wafted across the quad.
ZZ Top never played Baylor again.
I lasted three years before transferring to UT.