Things are not what they seem. The truth is not out there.
Will-shaking has been dead for at least a hundred years now.
The auditor is here! The auditor is here!
On the other hand, I don’t think we’ve had any indication that poncho has ever mated!
WhenI was in my mid-60’s, I transcribed a journal/diary that I kept when I was 17-18. I also found it surreal. When I talked about it with my wife and friends, I found myself referring to the author as “him”, not “me”. Although I remembered the incidents and feelings “he” wrote about, the point of view and style of thought was wierdly both “me” and not “me” at all!
Unless the family worked really fast, Lemont’s fourth great grandfather would have lived at the time of the Revolution or the War of 1812, not the time of the Civil War. Furthermore, the postion of the Union soldiers was well and perfectly known to the Confederate troops—the Union soldiers were right there in the fort. and then when you think about how the first comic strip in the United States was published in 1895, the whole thing just falls apart. I know, there’s that whole thing about creative license, but when the joke becomes completely implausible on so many levels, it just stops being funny.
If it’s going to come out the water like that, I think it should have lots of tentacles with great big suckers.
I’m not sure consumerism was quite as rampant 110 years ago, but a modern viewer’s mind might well go in that direction.
Because they aren’t looking in the right direction. That’s a very common mistake; the Ottoman forces at Aqaba are a case in point.
On the original Puck cover, there’s a subtitle: “As Santa Claus looks to some of us.” That suggests Will Crawford’s intent was to satirize the, shall we say, obligatory nature of some Christmas gift-giving.
As I mentioned earlier, all those things travel vertically. This is traveling horizontally. Therefore it has to be Godzilla. Or King Kong. Or maybe both! Depends on what movie we’re in!