I put the tag in, Frank. :)
I always thought this strip was a cute play on the mistaken conclusion. And I like the burrrrp. :)
It’s my birthday! I’m turning 5! So old!
This is the kind of line I used to use as a kid, say part of a sentence, knowing that the listener would fill in the rest incorrectly. I was a wicked child when it came to dueling words, but fairly mild in nature.
This reminds me of The Cowboy Wally Show, “oh yeah, lock the gate!”
And seriously, aside from this being a joke, I do find it easy to get caught up in things when it’s just as easy to move on. As I often say, life just isn’t that hard.
Well, unless it is.
I love that Ted really shows some admiration here, as much as I loved playing his romantic view of the world contrasted with Vachel’s way of expressing his immediate desires.
This was the first of the vacations, and what I felt was a very fun tradition. I used to keep stacks of National Geographics around and page through, pondering where they’d go next. But this article on the tepuis of Venezuela was truly breathtaking, and it was fun to put it in the strip.