The world may never know.
On January 2nd, 2016, I won an eBay auction for a lot of nine comic books from the late-60s and early-70s. Along with my winning bid price, I paid an additional five bucks for economy shipping.
When I received an eBay alert that they had shipped, I noticed that it didn’t include a tracking number, which is kind of unusual these days. Then when I received the package on January 7th, I found out why.
This dude didn’t just go old school, he went old-old school, meeting the $3.22 in postage with stamps. And I’m not talking Ingrid Bergman and Charlie Brown forever stamps from 2015; at least one of the stamps he used is over a century old. Incredible and crazy cool.
It was time to give my Google-Fu a workout, and the following is what I discovered. Continue reading
1. Mr. Peanut likes to go sledding in the shells of his slain enemies.
2. Mr. Peanut’s personal assistant has some serious arm and leg issues.
“I guess it’s because the big toe sticks up.”
— Terry Gilliam, explaining his choice for Monty Python’s animated Obliterating Foot.
Animation frame from the opening titles to Monty Python’s Flying Circus
The foot originally belonged to Cupid in Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, a painting from the 1500s by Agnolo Bronzino.
Detail from Agnolo Bronzino’s Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time
Source: Jones, Jerene (1981, December 21). The Only Yank in Monty Python Stares Down Critics as His Time Bandits Steals $24 Million. People magazine, Vol. 16, No. 25.
I’m not quite sure why the number five in this Cartoon Network promo is flipping me off.
Same to you, five!
“And that’s one to flow on.”
Look, Ma! I made the cover!
At a Starbucks:
“VENTI VENTI VENTI!!!”
Buying a toilet at Lowe’s:
“WHY DO I HAVE TO BUY THE WHOLE SEAT IF I ONLY NEED THE EDGE!?!?”
At the ballet:
“YOU CALL THAT A PIROUETTE!?!?”
Deer hunting with his pals:
“IT MUST HAVE SMELLED US!!!”
At a funeral:
“SHE’S IN A BETTER PLACE NOW!!!”
At a ski resort:
“AVALANCHE!!! ANOTHER AVALANCHE!!!”
Discussing the weather:
“IT’S NOT THE HEAT!!! IT’S THE HUMIDITY!!!”
In the kitchen:
At the proctologist:
“MY BOWELS ARE ALREADY SHAKING!!!”
At a public library:
“I HAVE AS MUCH RIGHT TO BE IN HERE AS EVERYBODY ELSE!!!”
Calling the family cat in at night:
“MISTER WHISKERS!!! MISTER WHISKERS!!! HERE KITTY KITTY KITTY!!!”
Checking on his children at midnight:
“ARE YOU ASLEEP!?!?”