January 21, 2016


I get weird flashes sometimes. Ask.Metafilter.com:

I'm going into the oyster business! Help me learn more.

And I thought, "You have to watch out for stampedes. When oysters get moving, they're hard to stop."

After all, Clams got legs!


And then I thought about Rocky and Bullwinkle, and the time they were running an earthworm ranch and the worms started to stampede.

Stampedes are really scary, you know that?


Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Weird World at 11:50 PM | Comments (10) | Add Comment
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1 RIP Johnny Hart.  He was one of the true greats.
And clams have scruples, too.

Posted by: sqa at January 22, 2016 05:32 AM (MY/dR)

2 BC and The Wizard of Id were never my favorites growing up; even as a young duckling my tastes ran more towards Mad Magazine and Peanuts... not to mention The Adventures of Tintin.

But every now and again, Johnny Hart would bring up something that would stick in my memory.  There was one where BC is seen walking past The Cute Chick, his hands and arms waving madly down at his sides.  When she asks... Peter? I think it was, "What's with the hands?", he says BC fell out of a tree and tore his clothes off.  WHY that stuck in my brain is entirely beyond me. 

"Clams got legs!" was another one.  And to this day, I call the animal with a long nose that feasts on ants the "Eatanter."

I'll even throw out a "Zot!" once in a while.

Posted by: Wonderduck at January 22, 2016 04:59 PM (KiM/Y)


I learned "Zorch" from B.C. I still use it to this day, when appropriate.

Also, "I am an Apteryx, a flightless bird with hairy feathers."

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 22, 2016 05:24 PM (+rSRq)

4 B.C. had my favorite baseball jokes:

Wiley:  Ok, Thor; I want you to go out there and get on base.

Thor:  You want me to bunt or swing away?

Wiley:  I want you to stick your head in front of the catcher's mitt!

Posted by: Ben at January 22, 2016 09:11 PM (DRaH+)

5 One of the nicest things, that made me a fan forever, was that long after it became seriously politically incorrect he never changed the names of the two women. They were always "The Fat Broad" and "The Cute One".

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (+rSRq)

6 "War is Heck", a sign saying "Protest" and the Fat Broad saying it's just a fad, a turtle flying and fear of the word "Gronk".  Some classics.
My father collected the trades, so I've actually read nearly everything from the mid-60s to the mid-80s.  The man was always brilliant at skewering the stupidity in the culture, but with a broad wit and subtlety. 
Oh, and "The King is a FINK!".

Posted by: sqa at January 23, 2016 05:12 AM (ANM5l)


I remember one with the girls marching with signs that said, "Women Suffrage Now!".

And one of the guys yelled at them, "So suffer!"

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 23, 2016 03:35 PM (+rSRq)

8 Ah, one of the classics:

One caveman has a sign "Garage Sale!".  He asks another caveman what he thinks about the sale.

The reply?  "You left out the 'b'!"

Posted by: Mark A. Flacy at January 23, 2016 05:29 PM (ATlQg)

9 A variation when B.C. overheard two female clams walking: Clams got gams!

Posted by: muon at January 24, 2016 02:58 AM (IUHrD)

10 "The king is a FINK!"

Sir Rodney yells "Halt or I'll shoot!" and after a short pause, throws a spear.  He then yells "Got him!".

The wizard then says "Good thing he halted."

Posted by: Mark A. Flacy at January 24, 2016 02:16 PM (ATlQg)

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