Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sunday Funnies & Arts








As always, click to enlarge. For more Tom the Dancing Bug, Ben Sargent, Pat Oliphant, Calvin and Hobbes, Tom Toles, and Zippy, go here, here, here, here, here, and here...

Just A Song: Scottish folk singer Dick Gaughan's lovely and subtle interpretation of "Now Westlin Winds", a song written by the poet Robert Burns in the 18th Century...

Greezy Wheels have been making great music in Austin since, it seems like, the times of O. Henry in the waning days of the Arthur administration. Now vocalist Lissa Hattersley has released a solo album called How I Spent My Summer Vacation, well-reviewed here by Foxessa. Citizen K. concurs with her review: Summer Vacation is a delight from beginning to end...


Our friend Lynn Shelton's award-winning film Humpday, which won a prize at Sundance, makes its Seattle premier next month at the Seattle Independent Film Festival...

Will Ferrell reprises his role as George Bush one more time ("I'm not scared of you now, Dick')...

On Tuesday, the Criterion Collection releases The Friends Of Eddie Coyle, with Robert Mitchum giving his last great perform as a small-time hood to whom being a standup guy is everything and nothing. Alex Tallis writes that it is the best Boston movie ever...

When you enter a writing contest you never know how the story will turn out from your point of view...

Original Poetry Sunday: "Ghazal 5/16" (John Hayes)...

New Orleans Daily Photo: Pavement pounding in Audubon Park...

Speaking of photos, the lion sleeps tonight...


Sunday Gospel Time: I'm not sure who this is, but they're great. Daniel saw the stone/A lily white stone rolling down to Babylon...

9 comments:

Roy said...

Whoooo! Got the Spirit!And I knew you had to be a fellow GoComics member; so much of what you were posting on Sundays seemed to come from there. Calvin and Hobbes was the whole reason I joined; nobody else online seemed to be rerunning the strip. And that bit with the trumpet last week had me spraying my morning tea on my computer monitor.

NONE said...

Great funnies, as usual! And thanks so much for the link!
I've been meaning to tell you that Pat Oliphant was one of my customers when I bartended in Santa Fe (in the 80's) and, being an artist, etc. (previously a cartoonist), I knew who he was. When I saw his name on his credit card, I told him how much I LOVED his 'toons, etc. He appreciated it and did a cartoon in ink on one of the cocktail napkins. Of course I still have it and it is a prized possession!

Ima Wizer said...

oops, I was signed in on my old, defunct account so that'd be me, NONE. Sorry! I haven't figure how to rid it. I switched email accounts and tried to put that into my blog and it registered me all over again and I named it NONE.

K. said...

Roy: As boys, my kids loved Calvin & Hobbes. I've always been partial to the Dad polls.

Ima: That sounds like fodder for a Mostly True Story to me!

John Hayes said...

Wow-- I'm with Roy on that video; where do you find these? YouTube, obviously, but you really come up with some great stuff.

I don't even watch the talking head shows & I'll say anything to get Dick Cheney to shut up.

& thanks for the "shout out." I'll be heading over to Just a Song for some R Burns.

Reya Mellicker said...

I still miss Calvin and Hobbes. It was such a GREAT comic - the art, the drawing and of course the concept.

Whazzup with the Boss's new CD cover??

K. said...

Hi, Reya.

To put it bluntly, the covers sucks. I admit that -- Born To Run aside -- he hasn't had a lot of great album covers. But this one is practically bubble gum -- which sadly isn't far off from the quality of the CD.

K. said...

Something I've long admired about Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) is that he quit once he decided that he could no longer maintain his standards. Also, he never let C&H become a franchise a la Peanuts.

Renegade Eye said...

There is a feeling in this country, that Bush administration leaders, should face charges. It is becoming like the disappointment people felt about Nixon's pardon.