Kim Metzger Premium

Male, 65, lifelong aficianodo of comic strips, comic books, animated cartoons, etc.

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  1. about 6 hours ago on Doonesbury

    Jolt has been replaced by 5-hour Energy.

  2. 3 days ago on Thatababy

    A long set-up is what makes for a good shaggy dog story. And any groans reward the effort.

  3. 4 days ago on Thatababy

    Back in the early colonial days of Bali, it was ruled by a man named Hall. Hall was a tyrant, who would work both natives and his fellow countrymen hard and harshly. People who had to dig irrigation ditches, for example, were made to work so long and so hard that, when they were finally allowed to stop, they could not let go of their shovels. Their hands were cramped onto the handles. He gave the workers less than slave rations while he at and drank as much as he pleased. And he was not one to spare the whip.

    Finally, the people of Bali could stand it no more. They decided to revolt against Hall, and, one night in July, they gathered into a mob to storm Hall’s home. As they did not share a common language, they simply began to chant “Bali! Bali!” as they prepared for their revolt.

    As it turned out, the seizing of power was accomplished more easily than they could’ve imagined. For Hall’s home was at the bottom of a canyon. And, as their cries of “Bali!” echoed off the canyon walls, the sound waves caused the building to collapse, rendering Hall and his supporters unconscious, thus making it easy for the protesters to take power.

    Years later, it was decided to celebrate this event with an annual re-creation of it at Christmastime. The role of Hall is usually played by one of the dictator’s descendants, to atone for the misdeeds of the original Hall.

    Of course, some people find it hard to understand why an event that happened in July is celebrated at Christmastime. The answer is simple.

    It’s celebrated at Christmas because the people there couldn’t think of a better time to deck the Halls with howls of “Bali!”

  4. 11 days ago on Breaking Cat News

    Where I am, they started playing Christmas music on November 11th. And LAST year, they began it n November 1.

  5. 21 days ago on Phoebe and Her Unicorn

    Why am I suddeny hearingg Casper the Friendly Ghost’s theme?

  6. 25 days ago on Doonesbury

    No, Disney just bought those rights.

  7. about 2 months ago on Snow Sez

    Does knocking the eight on its side mean its run will be infinite?

  8. 3 months ago on Thatababy

    Years ago at a science-fiction convention, I saw an artist who had a one-panel cartoon of Barney the Dinosaur standing behind a little skeleton with a red top-knot on top of the skull. And, behind them was a horrified Fred Flintstone, who was running up screaming “Barney! You ate my Pebbles!”

    Sick, but funny.

  9. 3 months ago on WuMo

    A week ago, I watched a reaction video to a movie on YouTube. The “reviewers” knew nothing about the movie, they were hoping for something they could attack ala “Mystery Science Theater 3000.” Early in their “review,” they noticed the director was Robert Wise (who they also knew nothing about — he later directed the original “West Side Story,” “The Sound of Music,” and “Star Trek – The Motion Picture”) and one of them said “He would’ve been wise not to direct this movie.” Then they started to actually watch the movie and, about 1/3 of the way into it, they said “This is actually a pretty good movie” and “It’s going to be hard to riff on this.”

    The movie was the original “Day the Earth Stood Still” from 1951. I’m guessing that, because it was released in 1951, they thought it was going to be a bad movie. I can only hope they’ll stop doing reaction videos.

    Now had they reacted to there Keanu Reeves remake —

  10. 3 months ago on WuMo

    Not funny to any cat lover.