Great Boot thinks it’s hilarious. Magnet, not so much.
It’s the end of July, of course.
“See you next year!”
Boot rolls on ground laughing, Jules misses Angus….how touching. I wonder if Jules is going to say hi to Baba Mouse before he goes to wherever July bugs go.
And he majestically buzzes into the sunset, to return in a year’s time.
Who was that bug? And where did he go?
Let’s hope Magnet never sees the footage. The Mice have enough troubles, what with the local Bears agitating against them… (Well, local to the talkboard)
In panel 3, is that July 2021 Bug looking at the old footage? I think so!
I’m going to miss Angus!
You have to love panel 3 with Jules honoring his old friend Angus. Well 2 days left in July so there is still time for Jules to make another appearance but will it be at the big pink house or will it be a quick hello to Baba Mouse or perhaps both???
It’s official: Jules is a ninja. :D
He’s off to ride Five Weeks In A Balloon, From The Earth To The Moon, he says bye bye to the cats and the raccoons.
He’s off to travel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, until he reaches The Ligthouse At The End Of The Earth.
He’s off to The Mysterious Island, and then to The Floating City, Vacationing in The Steam House and doing Eight Thousand Leagues On The Amazon, until he reaches The Fur Country.
He’s off to Purchase The North Pole and then he’ll be Off To Solve An Antarctic Mystery.
A mystery himself, he is; Jules, the July Bug, what an August personality he is.
What a sweet bug ♡.
Off into the sunrise.
“Who was that ’stached bug?”
“Why, that was the Lone Julybug!”
What an epic story!
Gee, it’s still early morning for me and I’ve already cleaned up two horkages – one discovered while stumbling to the kitchen for my first cup of coffee via the Barefoot Method of Detection.
Oh, panel 3…
I loved this storyline and the chance to get better acquainted with all these critters. So fare thee well, Angus, and till we meet again, Jules, I bid you adieu.
P.S., Georgia, perhaps the tales of Clover in the future and, of course, more Hedgehog News.
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
At the Nile Branch Public Library
Thomios: Alright, everyone. Today we’re going to make 30 minute mozzarella. Ready? (You can find the recipe at cheesemaking.com)
Participant Sekhmet: How long does it take to make 30 minute mozzarella?
Thomios: About a half hour, give or take. I’ve already prepared a mozzarella as an example.
Thirty minutes later, approximately
Thomios: You’ve all done very well. And now I notice my sample is gone!
Ta-Natash: Are we ready for my segment of the class?
Thomios: We sure are. Class, now for our next segment: cheese taking. Take it away, Tash!
Tash: Thanks, Tommy. The first thing to remember is that you want to be able to lift the cheese you want to take. If it is an especially heavy piece, make sure you have help.
Participant Pakhet: Should we wear masks?
Tash: Masks are optional as disguises. It is always wise to wear protective gear, however. Now, in a crowded area you should choose a time when people are not paying attention to the cheese. You may have noticed Alice-Ata and Agnes-Ata have just taken my sample cheese.
Participant Pakhet: What do we do now?
Tash: While we were discussing cheese, you may have noticed Thomios sneaking in with pizza. Enjoy!
He’s off to join Buzz Sawyer and Bugs Bunny in his next adventure Around The World and down the bunny rabbit hole to The Centre Of The Earth.
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men: One Sweet Day
Angus, I miss you dearly
Tomorrows become yesterdays
And now the time has come, clearly
Now I must fly, so far away
(Angus) I’m always right here in spirit
Think of me and try to smile
Feeling and knowing you hear me
Keeps the memories alive, alive
And I know you’re shining down on me from Heaven
Like so many friends like Till and Lady Jane
And I know eventually I’ll see you (Oh, no, I know)
One sweet day
(And thanks to the pen of Ms Georgia Dunn)
Darn you Jules. I’m not crying at work. It’s the coffee. Too hot, yeah, that’s it.
Now you see him … ;-)
What would you think if a Bug named for June
Had a Mouse up and set him free?
Smile happy tears as we sing them a song
Of escape that ends so magic’ly
Oh he gets by with a little help from his friends
Mm he gets high with a little help from his friends
He’s gonna fly each July without end
- John Lennon / Paul McCartney – With a Little Help from My Friends
You’ve been Julesed.
In panel 1, is that the snake enjoying a double scoop ice cream come next to Magnet? So cute! (But how is he holding it?)
Farvel, Jules. Lykke til.
Off to bug others, good luck.
I was hoping Jules would exit with a Bonk, Bonk, Bonk to the raccoons (especially Mag).
Fare thee well until we meet again, Jules.
Jules: the F-117 of the insect world.
Who was that bug with the scarf?
BHN (breaking hedgehog or is it a porcupine?) and BSN or BWN (snake or worm?)
R.I.P. to Mr. Pocket Fisherman and Chop-O-Matic – Ron Popeil, who died yesterday at the ag of 86.
Fun bit of trivia: after I noted the similarity some time back, Georgia confirmed that Angus is at least partially modeled after Art Lake, who was the meteorologist for the NBC affiliate in Providence for nearly 60 years, many of them during the early-morning newscast. (Puck and Lupin seem to share some character traits with Art’s broadcast partner, Frank Coletta, who is also the inspiration for the ever-present coffee mugs on the BCN anchor desk.)
OMC – just noticed that Tommy is wearing a Pink Flamingo night shirt!
A July bug’s work is never done. Those solid objects aren’t going to bump into themselves!
The ending reminds me of a chapter in “The Wind in the Willows” titled, I believe, “At the Gates of Dawn” that always makes me tear up for some reason. Well done, Ms. Dunne!
Bye bye, Jules!! I’m missing you already!
Jules, the July junebug, will be back next year I suppose
Did anyone else have to deal with an inferior screen today?
The vile raccoon princess has been thwarted. If she sees these tapes now that she’s the vile raccoon queen, she’ll start a war with the Robber Mice and demand they turn the golden mouse over to her to be prosecuted in vile raccoon court. Just like Wicket tried years ago. Only Tillie could do so, and she ain’t gonna do so.
See ya next time! Same Bug-time, same Bug-station!
OT- Cat help needed!!
Take care of yourself, Jules!
As Jules zooms away, we hear, “I’ll be back” with a bit of an Austrian accent.
February 26, 2016