Monday, November 12, 2012
Comic Strip Dialogue- Be Aware of Scorpions and Hermit Crabs
We are not going to quip any lines from "Doonesbury, " because we suspect that if we got a cease and desist order it would come from Garry Trudeau, even though we love the politics of his comic strip.
Of course, I am asking myself is this cool....like an Andy Warhol soup can kinda thing, or is this sort of illegal, like something Banksy, who ironically did a take on Charlie Brown in one of his most famous pieces of art/vandalism. We won't be quoting Charlie Brown here, but we will be quipping Linus.
These comic strip all appeared in yesterday's Sunday edition of "The Washington Post:"
1) "Nelson, I told you to pick up your Lego blocks." (from "Pickles")
2) "That was Liz, she had to cancel our date" (from "Garfield")
3) "Yes....Is there a problem?" (from "Knight Life," my favorite comic strip......shout out to Keith Knight, please don't sue me)
4) "Help! Help! Help!" (from "Hagar the Horrible")
5) "I've been trying to find out why I didn't vote" (from "Candorville," my favorite comic strip....shout out to Darrin Bell....please don't sue me)
6) "Soooooooooooo, what are you getting mom for Christmas?" (from "Sally Forth")
7) "Pay attention to expiration dates" (from "Reply All")
8) "Ed, will you please hold my purse?" (from "Dustin")
9) "Well, that's offensive" (from "Speed Bump")
10) "You're Touched All Right! What's Going on Here?" (from "Judge Parker")
11) "Relax, Honey! Just my inner child running wild" (from "Dennis the Menace")
12) "Well, my dear, I wouldn't want to deprive you of so great a pleasure" (from "The Amazing Spiderman")
13) "Sometimes, I don't think you're committed to this relationship" (from "Sherman's Lagoon," said by a hermit crab, top image)
14) "You come back here and turn on this tv! If anyone is someone, I am!!!" (from "Peanuts," said by Linus)
15) "Quick! What can kill giant scorpions?" (from "Brewster Rockit")
16) "I hate this procedure. It's cruel and absurd." (This is actually from "Post" columnist Gene Weingarten from his weekly column 'Below the Beltway,' he also cow-writes the comic strip "Barney and Clyde").