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Those of you who have traveled as young adults are likely familiar with hostels. I stayed in a few when I was doing my backpacking-through-Europe trip when I was 20 years old. Lest you mistake me for a privileged white kid, I hasten to add that I paid for every cent of that trip, which lasted nearly four months when I ran out of money and flew back to the U.S. on the stand-by ticket I had in my shoe. The trip was a life-changing experience and one I’ve recommended to every person of that age group I’ve spoken to since. I was never beaten up in a hostel, as this cartoon depicts, but the similarity between the words “hostel” and “hostile” always gave me pause. My trip was full of youthful adventure, however, and I was a victim of robbery by a public official in Palermo and nearly got arrested in Paris––but those are stories for another time.
BIZARRCHIVES: Here is a Sunday comic of mine from 1998 which depicts the revenge of some Chick-fil-A chickens. What’s really amazing about it is that this despicable ad campaign has been around for 16 YEARS! Another despicable aspect is the coloring on this cartoon, which was from a time before I could do it the modern way in Photoshop. Ugh!
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Tagged chick-fil-A, chickens, cows, europe, fast food, fight, fish, hostel, hostile
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It’s Saturday, so I’m posting the silliness exhibited in Bizarro since Thursday. If that confuses you, consult your local calendar expert. I have no specific comments to make about any of them. I know, it is rare.
REZARRO: From Bizarro of 1998, I offer you this other bit of foolishness that has deep, hidden meaning. Let me know if you figure out what it is so I’ll have a good answer should someone ask.
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Tagged 1960s fashion, ancient sumeria, bellbottoms, can telephone, court, DNA evidence, fashion, gay bar, hippie, hippo, lab results, martyrdom, middle east, smart phone, stoning, telephone
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I’m not sure where this gentleman is from but wherever it is, he’s enviably successful. And, I want to live there. (For a print of this cartoon, go here.)
My own personal adventures in therapy have yielded amazing results and by following this simple credo––Be an inferior version of someone better than you––I’ve become who I am today. Just think of me as a poor man’s Walt Disney. (For a print of this cartoon, go here.)
For you readers who are not as well versed in old movies as I am and have no idea what this cartoon is about, here’s a hint: it’s about a famous line from a Humphrey Bogart film called “The Treasure of the Sierra Madre.” In it, Hump (as his friends called him) plays a gold prospector who, along with a couple of other guys, finds gold in the Sierra Madre mountains but then runs into a heap of trouble trying to transport the gold back to civilization to cash it in. On the way, they meet some banditos who claim to be Mexican police. Humphrey asks to see their badges and the leader says, with a thick Mexican bandito accent, “Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges. I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges.” Then things get shoot-em-up ugly. Okay, that’s more than a hint, but now you know. (For a print of this cartoon, go here.)
PAZZ JICKLES: From the archival crypt at Rancho Bizarro comes another dilemma of crime and deception and it’s also in a pet store. Tune in next time to find out if the chihuahua eats the old lady.
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Tagged birds, budgies, business attire, chihuahua, dress for success, hostage, men's suits, parakeets, pet shop, psychoanalysis, robbery, shrink, therapy