Wednesday, February 06, 2008

If You Need Me, I'll Be in the Corner Rocking Back and Forth and Sobbing

My nerves are simply shattered. I don't know if I can handle it. Now I have to question all that I hold dear.

Today, Jeffy in The Family Circus was portrayed with TWO NOSTRILS:

For years, maybe even decades, the kids in my beloved Family Circus have been portrayed as having only one nostril apiece (hey, see for yourselves!). Is is a genetic mutation? Plastic surgery? Or is it just so that they don't look like little pigs? I DON'T KNOW! And so today, just in the service of a terrible stuffed-up nose gag, Jeff Keane goes and replaces the wayward nare.

Hold me.


Inaudible Nonsense said...

Oh my god. I never noticed before. And now it's like when you finally see Tom Cruises extra tooth, you can't NOT see it. And it frightens me. The one nostril thing will prevent me from ever viewing Family Circle again. It will be ALL I SEE.

drew in sf said...

Funny, inaudible but scoping out the one-nozzle issue is the first thing that's led me to intentionally viewing FC for the first time in like forever.

Must admit that I was impressed that Bil Keane's site has a collection of FC spoofs by other funny pages masters. I've definitely seen more biting take offs than the ones he features, but I was surprised to see that he actually has a sense of humor about it. Based on his strip I just assumed that he has a narrow & underdeveloped sense of funny that excludes satire and irony. I'm mildly happy to be proven slightly wrong :-)

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Drew, I know Bill Griffith (Zippy the Pinhead) slightly, and he told me that working on the Zippy/Family Circus crossover with Bil Keane was an absolute dream.

karenzippythepinhead said...

You actually have MET Zippy the Pinhead??
OMG my screenname is in partial homage to him!
Oh PSP, please let's turn straight and be a couple! We can have a don't ask don't tell policy and the whole magilla.

deep sigh

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Actually, I haven't met Bill, but I've spoken to and interviewed him on the phone. I have, however, met his wife, the delightful and talented Diane Noomin.

dguzman said...

What the ...


liquiddaddy said...

I've had the esteemed pleasure of gorging on ho-ho's, red bull, and tert-butyl-4-methoxyphenol with Mr. Pinhead, and I know he is probably crying today over the exit of Mitt Romney. He wanted his magic underwear and to sit on Mitt's vinyl furniture.


samael7 said...

Jeffy, only slighly less retarded than Billy, still only has one nostril.

The second opening was his wretched attempt (with a crayon and thumbtack) at relieving the pressure building up inside his head, which we can see has, too late, ruptured at his left temple/hairline.

His head will deflate, and he will be a freak amongst his round-headed siblings. Neighbors will come to know him as "flat tire headded kid," and he will spend the rest of his life in Dickensian seclusion, dreaming of better days.