Saturday, November 11, 2006

Record breaking day

Just a couple weeks ago, I was bragging that my work might no longer be necessary. I thought I had successfully ridded the comics world of thoughtless, useless silent penultimate panels. Mission accomplished, indeed.

Baby Blues by Jerry Scott and Rick Kirkman
Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau
Get Fuzzy by Darby Conley
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
Over the Hedge by Michael Fry and T Lewis
Overboard by Chip Dunham
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis
Soup to Nutz by Rick Stromoski
Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! by Tim Rickard

I'll have to check with my statisticians, but I believe this is a single day record. Also, for the Monday through Saturday week, Get Fuzzy used an SPP five out of six days. That is a single week record. I feel like I'm starting all over again.

Oh, and Johnny Hart either misuses the word penultimate or is once again making a joke that makes sense only in the context of his own dementia. Deficient in the dictionary or cuckoo in the coconut--you decide.


Anonymous DemetriosX said...

I think Get Fuzzy only went four for six, but still Conley went way overboard this week. He's a much better cartoonist than that.

Also, I'd give Friday's Heart of the City a pass. I would call that an action panel (Heart making puppy eyes) rather than a "comic" beat.

3:40 AM  
Blogger thisismarkheath said...

There's a SPP in this Sunday's Spot the Frog. My apologies for moving your retirement date back another day.

7:15 AM  
Blogger Charles Brubaker said...

Another SPP in Sunday's "Dog eat Doug" by Brian Anderson

6:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cuckoo. For Johnny, the ultimate downsizing is the Rapture.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Tim said...

Wait! Wait! I get it! BC just totally misused the whole point of the pun, because they aren't similar usages. He's talking about a Squad of people who's job it is to fire workers, thus the penultimate implementation. It's not funny though, because the typical usage of firing squad is pretty, well, ultimate.

Yeah.. um... I don't know why I needed to comment on this years later, but I did.

3:31 AM  

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