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?
And clams have scruples, too.
Posted by: sqa at January 22, 2016 05:32 AM (MY/dR)
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)
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+)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at January 22, 2016 10:55 PM (+rSRq)
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)
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)
Posted by: muon at January 24, 2016 02:58 AM (IUHrD)
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)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
At Chizumatic, we take pride in being incomplete, incorrect, inconsistent, and unfair. We do all of them deliberately.
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