I know, I know: you dont get it. Thats totally fair, particularly since the punchline is entirely dependent on your familiarity with an obscure 1963 cartoon serial that hasnt been seen since Captain Kangaroo went off the air in 92 and that probably never aired at all outside North America. Even Jamie didnt get it and he assured me you wouldnt either, but thats when I knew we had to do it anyway.
My day job is very much about compromise. Im frequently instructed to revise copy because somebody with veto power decides the audience couldnt possibly understand words like ecstatic, octogenarian or stigma. I suspect my insistence on publishing a largely incomprehensible comic only validates my censors, but I hope youll understand why I had to do it. More importantly, I hope youll understand that no way is my ass hairy. Thats just Jamies revenge for being left out of the joke.
On the subject of archaic childrens entertainment, I recently stumbled across this footage of the 1969 U.S. Senate hearing on the future of public broadcasting, which might as well be titled Mr. Rogers Goes to Washington. In this age of cynical detachment, his guileless sincerity should be subject for mockery particularly when he performs a song for the senators but Ill be damned if he doesnt come off like one of the most decent human beings Ive ever seen.
I promise next weeks comic will have nothing to do with either Greek mythology or body hair.
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