Bloom County 2019 by Berkeley Breathed for December 04, 2016

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    Sherlock Watson  over 7 years ago

    Did she ever write a poem about a man from Nantucket?

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  over 7 years ago

    Someone dares to rewrite Emily Dickinson.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member over 7 years ago

    I never knew she could be so bawdy.

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    OpusismyGod024  over 7 years ago

    I actually thought BB was quoting a Dickinson poem BUT when he got to; “…to scratch my ass on bark…” I spit my coffee all over my computer screen.

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    Baslim the Beggar Premium Member over 7 years ago

    That’s not what most of us think of when we hear of someone getting pickled…

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    Coyoty Premium Member over 7 years ago

    It’s not polite to pickle your nose in public.

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    Phred Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Funny. Now I want to read more about her.

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  over 7 years ago

    She would now be 186 years old.

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    sandpiper  over 7 years ago

    BB, since poetry obviously isn’t your thing, just leave it alone.

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    Strod  over 7 years ago



    This is a revisionist strip! The pig used to be called Hamon Eggs, but was later re-baptized as Mr. Truffles.

    I believe this is the original strip (it was actually an Outland strip, after the end of the original Bloom County):


    Compare the footnote under Emily Dickinson’s portrait.


    There are other Outland strips that had the name of the pig changed or removed, for example this one:

    has an alternate version that omits the name:

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    ChrisV  over 7 years ago

    I’m surprised BB got away with putting the word ‘ass’ in his comic back in 1990. It might not be so controversial today. [Emphasis on MIGHT.]

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    kittenpah  over 7 years ago

    The book title is on the back cover.

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    Mema Jean  over 7 years ago

    If only poetry were taught with such illustrations. Sigh.

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    awelcruiz  over 7 years ago

    Truffles must be reading a Japanese book in the last panel, based on the cover placement.

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    Sisyphos  over 7 years ago

    Mr. Truffles seems to be content to act as Second Banana to Opus. Fair enough.

    But don’t shove pickles up your nose! Have you no self-respect?

    Opus is already beyond the fringe…..

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    Banjo Gordy Premium Member over 7 years ago

    Animation reminds one of Walt Kelly’s Pogo stories.

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    Don Freeman  over 7 years ago

    Methinks I prefer this version to the original.

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    Port&Hodge4ever  over 7 years ago

    I’m sure that BB enjoyed Emily Dickinson’s poems but he never actually copied any of them onto his strips. He got a lot of flack from military pilots after copying John Gillespie Magee Jrs. poem “High Flight” in a Bloom County Sunday strip where Opus was dreaming of flying and probably steered clear of copying actual poems again after that.

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