Monday, May 21, 2012


Well, it was fun doing the Mother's day post, the Blogarena post and the one-hundred (and one) post, but now it's time to do what we like to do best here at ihopeiwinatoaster:  examine nonsense.

One of the dudes from "Baseball Catastrophe" is back in Z's new (yet still untitled) comic strip.  This one is called "boweling" which I am very glad has nothing to do with a colonoscopies:

I pretty sure it's the guy who lost his head in the first strip and this time he's tearing it up, literally, at the local bowling alley.  Mind you Z has never been to a bowling alley, I suppose that's our fault, but, he's imagined a pretty good one here; you can practically smell the stale beer and smoke, your rental shoes are sticking to the floor, and the balls the hitting the pins with a loud "boom".  And in all honesty, I have been in several bowling alleys that seemed on the verge of crumbling at any moment.

The official report shows the cause of collapse as "a blunt, heavy object which hit the ceiling with intense force near the strike zone in lane seven."  You can see it there in the third frame, if you'll forgive the unavoidable pun.  It was a pin, probably the king pin.  Neighbors were awakened by the telltale "srack" of a ceiling loosing integrity up to three blocks away.

The report goes on to state "there was a slight panic, however, it took the structure five minutes to completely fail and all occupants managed to escape the building through a teeny-tiny door."  With a "skack" and a "boom" the whole thing came down.  You can sense the relief in the last frame as formerly-headless dude sighs "fuh" (phew).

"It is not known who threw the offending ball and the incident is a suspicious accident still under investigation," the report finishes.  Look, there he is in the seventh frame smiling at his evil handiwork, he looks like an arsonist at a fire, giddy and guilty.

Thank God there was a surveillance tape.

From Marci's "...things you don't expect to hear from the backseat..."

"We can figure it out because we have good brains.  Your brains are full of old memories and stuff, but ours are newer."

My brain is full of stuff at least... 


  1. My brain is so full that every time I learn something new, something old runs out of my left ear. It's always the left because the right is impacted with ear wax.

    Janie Lola

  2. Oldest went bowling today. Had a great time, and since there are only 2 alleys in a 75 mile radius of us, they are very well kept. And thanks to better form, our days of getting a strike in someone else's alley are behind us. Well, mostly.