Friday, August 28, 2009

The Price of Recycling?

Lisa: If we don't get to the convention soon, all the good comics will be gone!

Bart: Ah, what do you care about good comics? All you every buy is Casper the Wimpy Ghost.

Lisa: I think it's sad that you equate friendliness with wimpiness, and I hope it'll keep you from ever achieving true popularity.

Bart: Well, you know what I think? I think Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich. [shows comics of Casper and Richie Rich]

Lisa: Hey, they do look alike!

Bart: Wonder how Richie died.

Lisa: Perhaps he realized how hollow the pursuit of money really is and took his own life.

Marge: Kids, could you lighten up a little?

Earlier at SoSG: The Price of Victory?


Kyle Baker said...

Ahhhhh, Simpsons quotes...eases the pain.

Kyle Baker said...

I know it is way too early for this, but the first thought I had this morning as I pulled the site up was thus:

You know that advert that is sandwiched in between two posts on the main SoSG page? It reads: "1 Tip of a flat belly"

So, pre-coffee admittedly, it hit me that one statement contains the name or nickname of THREE current Dodgers. Think about it.

Oh lordy, what to do on my day off.

QuadSevens said...

Hmm...Belisario, Flat Brim Reaper, and who?

berkowit28 said...

Apparently, someone known as "Tip". Someone out of the 1920s or 30s. Irish. Well, can't be Torre, then. Must be Bowa (no idea what his ethnicity is, but he looks old enough, so it's gotta be.) . Tip Bowa, I never knew ya. Either him or Billingsley, just sounds right. "Tip". Unless it's the long-lost Will Ohman. "Tip" Ohman. Sounds good. QED.

Kyle Baker said...

Current player.

Name or nickname.

Think about the last off-day puzzle.

Nostradamus said...

I don't suppose you are referring to 1 Pierre (or 1 Castro)

Kyle Baker said...

Mr C has the answer! Nice.

I actually forgot about Castro (couldn't remember if he was currently on the Dodgers side of the merry-go-round or the 'Topes side).

rbnlaw said...

A long time ago, I met Tom Hatton (he's probably got a Wiki page) who hosted a weekend movie show for channel 5. He showed us kids how certain comic/cartoon characters shared the same basic shapes. He began drawing Casper, and within a few lines, you could see where he was going. I got to keep the drawing, signed and all.

I seem to remember someone guessing that he was drawing either Popeye or Richie Rich.

Kyle Baker said...


It sounds like your experience in cartooning was truly life changing, with the wisdom of the ancients being passed down in the form of rudimentary cartoon ghosts.