Tuesday, July 24, 2007

‘Cause it’s kinda funny

I have a "Far Side" day by day calendar. My favorite cartoon, so far this year on that calendar, shows a family of garden slugs in their car driving down the road. There’s a sign on the side of the road ahead of them that reads, “The Great Salt Lake”. The daddy slug says to the others, “Hey, everyone! Time for a swim!”
The caption of the cartoon is, “Slug vacation disasters”

If you don’t get it, it’s because you have never dealt with slugs in your garden. And no, I don’t do it anymore, but as a kid, I confess that I did.

23 Comments:

Blogger Undeniable Liberal said...

The Far Side, what a great way to start a day. ;)~

July 24, 2007 4:38 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

A million years ago I used to work in a camera store. A customer who was slow to decide which camera they wanted and would spend hours wanting to go over the systems was known by the sales staff as a "slug". A sales person who had one would call for the salt shaker.

July 24, 2007 5:09 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

We must have the same calendar! ;o) lol great way to start every day.....and as a kid I confess to being guilty of that as well!

Have a great day!

July 24, 2007 5:16 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

I remember slugs and the cartoon is fitting for them.

July 24, 2007 5:19 AM  
Blogger niCk (Mem Beth) said...

Far side is always clever, witty, or just humously mean. Love it.

July 24, 2007 5:38 AM  
Blogger Frederick said...

best cartoons evar!

July 24, 2007 5:45 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

We always used a small dish of beer to get rid of slugs. The beer evidently attracted them and when they crawled in they would just sort of expire in kind of "Miller Heaven". Much more civilized than salt.

July 24, 2007 6:25 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

My favorite Far Side is the day scientists finally broke the code and could now interpret dog barks. The dogs were all yelling, Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey, Hey! Hey!

July 24, 2007 6:39 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

What's wrong with me? I don't remember slugs in the garden ever, but I do know hwat they are, AND no thanks I don't want em.
Joke cute- I have had vacas like that

July 24, 2007 6:45 AM  
Anonymous scott said...

By far my favorite Far Side was captioned “Jurassic Calendars.” Tyrannosaurus Rex is marking off days on his calendar. Each day has a to-do reminder: “Kill something and eat it.”

Under the Meager Accomplishments of Congress category, the minimum wage increases today for the first time in ten years. Based on a forty hour work week, it is still only about a third of what the missus and I paid in federal income tax last year. From this I conclude that the restaurant owners have struck a better arrangement with the government than we have.

July 24, 2007 6:54 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I had forgotten how much I liked the Far Side cartoons. I may have to get a calendar for next year, so I have something to laugh about while I count down the days till the end of Bush's term.

July 24, 2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

Beer worked well too

July 24, 2007 7:19 AM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

Slugs are in my garden right now. I just throw a match on the whole thing, except we've had so much rain that it's too soggy.

July 24, 2007 7:31 AM  
Blogger American Scot said...

Thanks for the reminder of The Far Side!
I need to find some of those books!

July 24, 2007 7:49 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

I love The Far Side. With a passion.

July 24, 2007 9:21 AM  
Blogger annie said...

i live in banana slug land, so i know just what you mean. there have been many tiny babies around. nothing beats stepping on one barefoot!! :0

i give the slugs more credit than the president, as far as intelligence goes.

July 24, 2007 10:59 AM  
Blogger poopie said...

*snort* Love me some Far Side :)

July 24, 2007 11:00 AM  
Blogger an average patriot said...

Being an avid gardner I have done it myself but Sparky duck is right. Beer works very well.
I have to laugh because that cartoon is very fitting and funny.

July 24, 2007 11:10 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

I remember that cartoon about the slugs! I loved The Far Side. I still have the last Far Side comic strip (it was a takeoff on the end of The Wizard of Oz) hanging on my refrigerator.

July 24, 2007 3:33 PM  
Blogger Rurality said...

Me too. Let's hope there's no such thing as Karma. :)

July 24, 2007 5:53 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

Well, I'm kind of a slug myself, so, speaking for slugs everywhere: "GIVE US BEER!" There's Heaven...and then, as you say, there's "Miller Heaven". And any of those foreign beer heavens will do just fine too.

July 24, 2007 7:00 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Ewwww! Are you a secret football player?

July 25, 2007 3:00 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

You could be our next attorney general then. iirc correct, the president apparently blew up toads with firecrackers as a boy.

July 26, 2007 1:51 PM  

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