Just a Hint of Lime

Prompt: Champion


Since the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series, which was one of the best nights of my existence, my life has lost all meaning. I was comfortable, content, smug, superior, self-congratulatory, and happy in my role as die-hard supporter of the greatest underdogs in baseball history. The Cubs previously won the World Series in 1908, you see, and that is more than a dry spell, that is lying for millennia in the desert at mid-day with your tongue hanging out. Then 2016 and the skies opened and the desert bloomed and my identity skidded into the ditch like a Harley in a rainstorm.

The upside, besides YAY!, is that so many people, of so many generations of Cubs’ fans, have said, “If only the Cubbies would win a World Series before I die”. And many passed away cruelly unfulfilled. Now, however, since 2016, people can die in peace. I am sincerely curious about the number of deaths in the months following the win, compared to other years.

Instead of dwelling on dreams fulfilled and life’s meaning erased, let’s have a look at a few of my favourite cartoons, the first of which is only tenuously related to today’s prompt, Champion:

cartoon baseball symphony


 

cartoon dog food and lime water


cartoon bees outside


Have a happy week!

~~FP

Just Got Born

Prompt: Territory

portage by Winslow Hammer

Dear Wednesday,

I think, for some reason, of the early explorers of North America when I think of the word “territory”, today’s prompt. They had names like Ponce de Leon, Champlain, Cabot, and in the north were rugged and crazy, and did things like portage their canoes for miles and miles in search of I forget what. And that, my friends, is about the sum of what I remember from Grade 8 Social Studies.

Completely unrelated is this selection of some of my favourite cartoons!cartoon nobody moo


cartoon baby text


cartoon stretching


The last one cracks me up.

Have a cracking good day and week!

~~FP

I Always Sound Like This

Prompt: Sound


Good afternoon, Wednesday. Today the prompt is sound. Did you think first of:

a) The Danish Play: It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
b) Simon and Garfunkel: The Sounds of Silence.
c) Musical and title song: The Sound of Music.

or

d) Favourite cartoons?

I am going with d)!

cartoon-breathing


cartoon-rock-sixy-years


cartoon-frog-on-phone


Happy week!

~~FP

 

 

Outside the Box

Prompt: Perplexed


Dear Wednesday,

Life is perplexing. Look at numbers. Six is a good number, as are seven, nine, and ten. All the others have strange and perplexing spellings.

One. Really? No other such letter combination is pronounced that way.
Two— no rational explanation.
Three. Are you kidding?
Four. Just annoying.
Five. The worst one of all, an F and a V?
Eight. WTF?

Let’s lighten up with a few of my favourite cartoons:

cartoonpaul-noth-i-want-to-see-other-hallucinations-new-yorker-cartoon


cartoon-outside-the-box


carttton-kim-warp-empire-waist-workers


Serenity now,

~~FP