So subtle and hilarious!
Most clever one yet.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Chico looks terrified. Might have "just" been a spare comma but it's such subtle nuances that make it so fantastic. Nice one!BTW... have given your fab site a mention on my blog today. :)
No, I disagree. This *is* a major entry today. ;-)
If you lot carry on like this, I'll be forced to abandon the necrophilia jokes and go all intellectual :-)
Intellectual and necrophilia are not mutually exclusive.
Arhh the joys of punctuation!
I think this has made me more depressed than any other previous post.
I am here at work in Chico, California, nervously scanning the skies for eagles and wondering how long I have. LOVE this. : )
So heaven awaits ... above the eagle.
Bye bye chico... we'll miss you ![ How cruel are ya :D ]
Nicely done, as always! This Bud's for you, Ross:http://bargainbinreview.com/blog/2010/01/26/major-award/
Simply love it !
Nnnnooooooo, NOT Chico, who had his whole life in front of him to discover snatched away in a blip. Mmmmm, maybe not so bad after all then ending on someone's plate for dinner!
LOVE love this blog!! It keeps me chuckling! I'm going to mention it in my own blog today! Love it! Keep it going! I should send in a picture I discovered the other day and see what you can do with it! hehehe
I mean honestly, was the original children's book really teaching about predator/prey ecosystem relationships using an adorable little chick and a ravenous, clawed eagle? This is one where I really want to know the original context . . . were these two about to become friends?
This is excellent - an example I'd recommend to anyone who enjoyed the book Eats, Shoots, and Leaves. Thanks for the laugh!
It's like that book: a panda eats, shoots, and leaves. Or it could be a panda eats shoots and leaves. :-) I'm an English teacher so I appreciate this very much!!
I like it, but why not intensify the irony of the comma by using "over" twice: The eagle is over Chico. It is over, Chico. If you don't feel that's clear enough, you could have used "flying over" in the first sentence.
Is that Chico pronounced cheek-o like Valenzuela, or Chico pronounced chick-o like Marx?
Don't worry, everyone, I'm sure Chico will be back. After all, if he survived that poorly-timed hatching, he must be a fighter. Thanks for the award, Nolahn, I'm checking out your new blog as we speak.Cathy: Sorry to spoil the illusion but this is one of those entries where I've merged two illustrations together. I know, I know, it's cheating really, and I don't do it often... but sometimes (especially where Chico is concerned) I just can't resist! Anonymous: I like your with-and-without-a-comma phrasing suggestion; in fact, that's how I had it originally. I'm still not sure which is better :-SHmm, good question, dadoctah...
sure this entry is hilarious, but i laughed even more at this:I know, I know, it's cheating really, and I don't do it often... but sometimes (especially where Chico is concerned) I just can't resist!sweet ^^
Awesome. Great work Ross... http://sweatyyetti.blogspot.com/
Truly a great entry. Perhaps I'm being overly idealistic but this entry is a perfect example of how a 'spare comma' can manipulate an entire thought.Truly this is one of the reasons why I follow this blog because while many have devolved to "ppl and LOL and OMG". Subtleties such as this are lost on subsequent generations.Their loss, OUR gain. >:)
Jim helped his uncle Jack off a horse.Jim helped his uncle jack off a horse.Great blog, love it.
^ That's funny!
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