Yes, we are all chomping at the bit to get back to real life with real people (or maybe not! Some of us have realized that not interacting in person is not all bad!) But why should people have all the Zooms?A Czech zoo decided to give it’s inhabitants a treat. And what penguin wouldn’t want to get a little culture?
Some comics let their characters age, grow, get old disappear, add new characters as the older characters end their story lines. Some comics keep their characters in a state of suspended animation. Calvin remained six for all 10 years of Calvin and Hobbes. I’ve done a bit of the combination of the two, freezing characters at the age that is most conducive to the story lines that I have created.
Pandas come, and sometimes they go (Yun Zi, who really only appeared as a foil to young Mr. Wu, left for China as part of a story line) but mostly, I’ve left Princess Pinky, Bubba, the Meihems, and Six and Sebben as perennial pre-teens because that’s where my mind finds the most fertile story telling. And of course now there is Bikkie!
But now that the real life Pinky Boo Boo has had a cubby, it is very enticing to imagine that Pinky will now be on the receiving end of everything she has put her mother through. But I’m not ready to give up on Pinky as a small panda princess, intent on world domination. Therefore, I’m working on one of those dream sequence story lines, where for now, Pinky and Pinky Junior will exist only in Pinky’s dreams, at least for now!
So, let’s remember everything we love about Pinky! #Clap Louder!
Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it was a happy one!
While it is a relief to have someone I can call “President” unironically, I still am traumatized enough by my memories of the former guy that every time I hear a phrase that includes “The White House” or “POTUS” I have a momentary flood of dread until I remember that Joe Biden is President and that he is doing what needs to be done to get this country back on track.
That all is not well, that Asian Americans are being targeted and attacked, that a 17 year old girl had the courage and foresight to film a police attack on an unarmed man, I still can’t rest easily.
But we have survived another month! More people are getting vaccinated and I will hold onto the hope that gives me. I really hope I can visit Bikkie and his parents this fall. That is just one of my hopes.
Meanwhile, Bob and Mehitabel try to figure out what’s real and what’s an April Fools Joke!
Can we skip the April Showers and go straight to the flowers?
It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? Isolated in our pandemic quarantine quarters, zooming with friends or for work or for school. Only now, as vaccines are happening, are (some) people coming cautiously out of their dens…
Except of course for the morons who just can’t stay out of crowded bars and other places, and have been spreading viruses around like penny candy at a parade…
Meanwhile, some enterprising farms have a solution for that profound feeling of isolation we are all feeling…
Okay…so I’m starting to get used to this new editing format, but I don’t like it yet.
I’m still getting the hang of this new block(head) editor. I’m sure it is a good thing…now if I can just figure out how to do everything I need to do.
Speaking of doing things, I made some Easter Pandas! They’ll be available to order for a limited time.
The Easter Pandas! $42 plus the usual shipping charges. Maybe they will come with some tiny Easter eggs if I can find appropriate baskets!
So how about some ‘toons!
Well, I’m still finding my way around here, so that’s all for today. I’m still having trouble with the links to the new ‘toon post loading correctly when the link gets shared, but the general website address seems to work okay. So sharing on Twidder and fez book will be somewhat more erratic.
Yes, once again, it’s Groundhog’s Day and we have another visit from Punxsutawney Phil. I’m pretty sure I misspelled Punxsutawney in my ‘toon, but there is only so much room and just maybe it is a DIFFERENT Phil from a DIFFERENT small town in Pennsylvania. As luck would have it, Eastern PA is currently being buried under a s**t pile of snow, so I think it’s a pretty safe bet that Phil will think we are going to have six more weeks of winter, whether he sees his shadow or not.
Here, for your enjoyment, are several haikus extolling the joys of winter:
Still sleeting out there
Maybe it will never stop
It will always sleet
A half inch of sleet
Will make my shoveling harder
F**k this stupid storm
On further review
It is also still sleeting
Thanks to our guest poet, who did not give me permission to share her poems. 🙄 Thanks Cami!
And now, Live on ZooNooZ, our interview with Punxsutawney Phil!
Punxatawny, Punxsutawney…what’s a few letters between friends?