Monday, December 31, 2012

Comic Strip Dialogue_ Write a Novel in 2013

We conclude the year with some comic strip dialogue from the Sunday, Dec. 23rd edition of "The Roanoke Times," we hope you enjoy:
1) "Yes, thanks. I was behind on my holiday venting" (from "Baby Blues")
2) "Looks like your Uncle Fred has had too muc Christmas Cheer Again!" (from "Funky Winkerbean")
3) "Did you find the snake in the cubicle?" (from "Dilbert")
4) "Yaaa!" (from "Get Fuzzy")
5) "What are you going to do?" (from "Hi and Lois")
6) "I'm baking Christmas cookies for Liz!" (from "Garfield")
7) "Grampa, have you ever seen Santa Claus?" (from "Pickles")

Comic Strip Dialogue_ Work Out More in 2013

Happy New Year to those of you in Istanbul, Turkey, where it will be midnight in ten minutes. We imagine there are a few pilates studios there though one well assume they would be fewer in number than Starbucks places!

Here is comic strip dialogue from the Sunday Dec. 2, 2012,, edition of "The Washington Post":

1) "Good thing I was born with no apparent purpose in life" (from "Sherman's Lagoon").

2) "Clean your room" (from "Zits")

3) "What?" (from "Doonesbury")

4) "Nope that's prograstination" (from "Knight Life").

5) "By the way, when is dad going to call me?" (from "Judge Parker")

6) "The casin's paying him big money" (from "The Amazing Spiderman")

7) "Walk it in and rise up as you release the breath of a new start" (from "Reply All")

Monday, December 17, 2012

Comic Strip Dialogue_ Open Letters

Today, we are going with comic strip dialogue from a newspaper we haven't used before; this one is "The News & Record," the daily newspaper in Greensboro, NC. The strip dialogue used here is from the Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, edition of the newspaper.

Of course, our sincerest thoughts go out to the family of Jack Pinto, one of the children killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut and the other victims' families, but we feel that with the constrains of the holiday season here in America, it is best to resume 'normal programming."

Here we go:

1) "Dear Editor. How did you manage to get this letter open?" (from "Shoe," yes, it is the reason for the Greek stamp, which we are using to show irony; the managing editor of this blog is a Turkish-American named Tilly Gokbudak, who happens to be me).

2) "How often do you check your email?" (from "Jump Start")

3) "Santa got down that?" (from "Over the Hedge")

4) "Is this your place?" (from "B.C.")

5) "You should go on Broadway or TV or the movies!!" (from "Curtis")

6) "I'm glad you speak his language" (from "Dennis the Menace")

7) "So........what's on the agenda today?" (from "Wizard of Id")

Sunday, December 16, 2012

This and That_ Hoping to Post New Entries Next Week

It's been a crazy last two weeks since we posted our last entry...........whew!

We are hoping to post new entries next week........for right now I'm getting set to watch an old Kirk Douglas film, which is airing @ 4:00 a.m., eastern time on TCM.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Comic Strip Dialogue_ In the Mending Pile

Wow! What-a-nightmare we've had trying to get this blog entry up; it was initially supposed to be posted by midnight, New York Time, which was 16.5 hours ago.
At any rate, here are some samples of actual dialogue from various comic strips, most of them are Sunday strips and about of them are from yesterday's edition of "The Roanoke Times" in Roanoke, Va. As much as we love doing this series, we will only be doing it until the end of the year. As it is time-consuming and there is the chance that Hank Ketcham of "Dennis the Menace" fame will see this blog entry and not be amused (this is actually a joke, Ketcham has been dead for a full decade, but the comic strip was still in his name up until just a few years ago.)
#- Strips which are not carried by "The Roanoke Times."
%- Strip dialogue that was used from a daily strip
*- Strips we have never quoted before
1) "She usually just leaves stuff there till we've grown out of them!!!" (from "For Better or For Worse," yes, it is the reason why we have a children's Smurfs t-shirt. This is also the strip which lead to us calling this entry "The Mending Pile," since this retro term was used in that same strip)
2) "Your homework better be finished" (from "Zits")
3)  "Can we take a rain check? I've got some thinking to do." (from "Funky Winkerbean," our personal favorie line of the day).
4) "Go back to your cubicle and don't leave until five o'clock."
5) "Mystery Science Theatre 3000"? What's that?" (from "Sally Forth")
6) "I must've missed that?" (from "Blondie," said by Santa Claus)
7) "Come to think of it, you're kind of a copy cat" (from "Hi and Lois")
8) "Who robbed my coffee shop?" (from "Jump Start")
9) "See that girl across he room? She just whispered she wants me..." (from "Rhymes with Orange#%)
10) "Think now's a good time to have some friends over?" (from "The Pajama Dairies" *#)
11) "Well, you know I've always wanted to party like a rock star." (from "Mother Goose and Grimm.") #
12) "Well I think we have a good start and a lot to think about." (from "Prickly City") #%
13) "I did it! A Thousand! Somebody take my picture! Unbelievable!" (from "Animal Crackers") *#
14) "But it don't make no sense" (from "Barney Google and Snuffy Smith") *#
15) "Wait a minute....was so and so elected" (from "Zippy the Pinhead.") *#

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Virtual Postcard of Colorado- The UFO Watchtower

Tonight, we are wrapping up our Virtual Postcard series until our next road trip wheveever that might. Though we are back home, wherever that might be, we conclude with Colorado and an image of the UFO Watchtower in Hooper, Colo, near the Great Sand Dunes National Park in the central part of the state. The 'monument' was apparently built as a joke in 2000, and it has naturally attracted little green men afficiandos from around the globe!