Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
When did palm-rubbing become the international theatrical gesture for Avarice? I say theatrical, because one never sees it in so-called real life, but only in movies and on the stage. You don't see Lebron or A-Rod doing it when they sign a new contract. You don't see the folks at the bank do it when they sign you up for a 30-year mortgage. Yet it is universal in drama and comedy. It's the Mr. Potter-Scrooge-Shylock-Montgomery Burns shorthand for greedy bastard. When and where and why did it originate? It seems as old as Plautus.
Posted by HWL at 5:55 AM
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Due to a lettering goof by the Chinese sweatshop that does all the lettering for the strip, a rare error made it into the August 17, 2010 strip. The strip was recalled, but a few examples were published. Those who received the erroneous strip are urged to either, 1) return it to your newspaper for a new and corrected version, 2) eat the paper immediately to make the remaining examples more valuable,(and add fiber to your diet), or 3), sue the syndicate for damages.
UPDATE: The chief letterer at the Chinese lettering factory has been arrested, executed and tried.
UPDATE: Due to the medical implications, the FDA is launching an investigation. The Weingartens and David Clark have been subpoenaed to testify before the House Committee on Cartooning and Funny Papering, where they will face tough questioning by Chairperson Henry Waxmustache.
Posted by HWL at 8:25 AM