Monday, October 29, 2012



No Sunday Times this morning. The paper thrower gave me the Sunday Chronicle instead. I cannot help but wonder why. No sweat, right? I simply called Barnes & Noble. They had a single NYT left. I reserved it. JC picked it up for me, and I'm a happy camper. Will I let the paper thrower know JC spent $5.00 for a paper I subscribe to? You bet. But listen to this: The Chronicle had interesting news, and Funky Winkerbean! The NYT doesn't come to Texas with comics. Does the NYT have comics? And what's a winkerbean? You know, maybe I should ask Funky for permission to post his 'toon. I mean comic. I'll ask him tomorrow. It's too late to shoot an e-mail to an artist this early in the morning.

So. I hope y'all will be as entertained by Winkerbean's humor as I am. He made me laugh. The funniest part was, I wondered how many of us frequent writers have heard the same spiel so often ourselves that we repeat it in our sleep as well. Y'all know what I mean, right?

Well, I wanted to print copies and mail them to you, whom I call pen friends, but I'd go broke buying ink if I did. I haven't freelanced since Mina passed, but inspiration came to me via a letter from Colorado. I'll tell you about it tomorrow. Until then, I hope you will enjoy this bit of postal humor.

Be well.

Limner

6 comments:

  1. Funny!!!

    Don't you love it when something happens like not getting the newspapers and then something else happens that's even better, like reading Winkerbean? I don't read the funnies but I should! Just the name "Winkerbean" makes me laugh!

    Sooooooooooo good to hear from you!!!

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    1. I do! I's why I immediately clipped it. I knew life was sending me a signal. I finally had something else to write about! :) it' something we can relate to, plus it's humorous, and goodness knows I can always use some.

      It's funny how none of my artist friends and none of my artist relatives read the comics. They inspired me to become a cartoonist, caricature artist, and no comic strip used to make me laugh quite like Crankshaft. Then he became boringly politically correct. Just between us? I still buy comic books once in a while, and Winkerbean has never been a favorite, until Sunday. ;)

      Thanks. :) Me, too.

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  2. That's so funny! I always feel bad for them that they HAVE to say that each and every time. The "fragile, liquid..." part makes sense I suppose, but all the rest is just annoying sometimes. But I know that they don't have any choice, so we go through it together!

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    1. It annoyed me in the beginning, and I would interrupt, thinking "you know me, so why are you doing this?" Then a light bulb went on, so from then on I fold my hands, smile wide, and listen. The rote routine takes away from personal interacting, since they know me and we usually chat about what I'm mailing. How can the post office get it so wrong?

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  3. I used to work for Schwan's (home delivery) and when I first started, I would see the menu and numbers in my sleep for WEEKS. It literally woke me up at night.

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    1. LOL! Poor you.

      We had milk delivered when I grew up and I just knew I would too, and I was going to order all the ice cream I wanted.

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