by Brian Fies An Eisner Award-nominated work in progress. Updated Tuesday and Friday. Starts HERE.
Don't be discouraged by the lack of comments, at least from me. As long as we're resurrecting old stories, remember the one about the kid who never spoke a word. His parents worried, took him to specialists, but nothing. Finally, when he was 14, he came down to breakfast one day and said, "The oatmeal is lumpy." His parents were shocked, but delighted and embraced him with joy, but then said, "Why have you never spoken before?" to which he replied, "Up until now, things have been pretty good."So, there you have it.
Appreciate that a lot, Mike, especially for reviving one of my favorite jokes. I get responses via Facebook, and a few privately, but as you no doubt know it sometimes feels like whispering into the wind. I've kind of surprised myself in that I really do seem to be doing this for my own satisfaction (I thought I was shallower than that); anyone else who comes for the ride is welcome company.
I heard a version of that joke years ago. It emphasized the parents taking good care of him, meeting every need, until one day he said "Please pass the salt." Same parental response. The kid said "I never needed anything."
Think it's time I out myself. I look forward to every installment of this twice a week. Lis turned me on to the project and I am really enjoying the ride. - David
Hey, thanks David! I appreciate you introducing yourself and your comment. Feel free to contribute anytime.