Submitted by Mitch:
Submitted by Mitch:
A couple of people sent me this for the Geezer file. I have to disagree because the reruns have never left us. Otherwise Lucretia wouldn’t be old enough to know what this was. Neither would I. Neither, I assume, would Barney, or the two people who sent this to me.
I also can’t go along with “violent,” because Ralph is all bluster and nobody takes any of it seriously.
I’m not sure I’d call it misogynist — but if it were, Alice’s comment about Ralph’s weight wouldn’t make it any less so.
First of all, this is an awesome idea. Hopefully there’s another vending machine that nearby that dispenses wrapping paper.
Second, why “for Dummies,” when we’re seeing people behind him who probably are not enjoying fighting their way through the holiday crowds?
Same address for both:
Please use “Chanukah” or “Secret Santa” in the subject line as appropriate.
The last of them on on their way. If you sent me a request, you should have received an email saying sent by now (if not, something went awry).
As always, all mailing addresses are being deleted.
We did this a few years ago — probably longer ago than I think — so I thought it was time to have another go:
To take part, send me an e-mail at (not in the Comments section below, please) with Secret Santa in the subject line. I’ll send you the names of three comic strip characters; you choose one of them (or more than one if you feel inspired), then pick the perfect gift for him/her/it.
It’s not mandatory, but if you let me know which one(s) you choose, I can put the others back into play; but please don’t send me your responses: December 16, I’ll put up a post asking for them.
(I’ve already been given my own assignment)
If you’re not familiar with any of the names I give you, you may exchange them for a new set.
Edited to add: In case anybody’s wondering –which is, granted, unlikely — I’m working with a long list of character names, and a Randomizer gives me three names for each person.
And a reminder: if you can, please return whichever names you’re not using — or else eventually I’ll be assigning somebody “That Girl in Pardon My Planet Who Wears the Tiara.”
(Though actually… that really isn’t a terrible idea)
Oh, and all you thousands of new visitors from American Samoa are welcome to participate!
This has already been sent to me as a CIDU twice today.
My aunt and uncle were married for over 60 years. My aunt is really, really smart, but… a bit on the gullible side. He would always be saying things… well, like this… and she’d always fall for it.
Toward the end of his life, when I saw him doing it again, I said “Uncle Doug, doesn’t this ever get old?” and he said “Nope. Never.”
That’s supposed to be impossible.
It’s been that sort of week in WordPressland.
Even if he could figure out how to do fractions of a push-up each day, he’s still be up to just under 17 1/2 per day.
Wouldn’t it have made more sense — and not harmed the jokes at all — to start with one push-up a day and add on each day?
Or alternately, to start with one and double it each day until he (theoretically) ends up with something like 500 million a day?
(You know, something like this site’s current statistics, or the price of a loaf of bread in 1923 Germany?)