Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Some winter rocks



The Google Doodle for the Northern Hemisphere’s first day of winter: some rocks, some shivering snow-capped rocks. Not, strictly speaking, “some rocks” — that is, three rocks — but some rocks. Or “some” rocks.

Thanks, Martha, for bringing these rocks to my attention.

[“Some rocks”: a motif in Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy, and in these pages.]

comments: 6

Chris said...

Coincidentally, I just came across these strikingly similar Krazy Kat "rocks":

http://bomberoesmipasion.tumblr.com/post/154339673336/krazy-kat-george-herriman

The lettering doesn't look like George Herriman's usual style, so I suspect this is from a version someone else translated into Spanish, even though Herriman did use a fair amount of the language in the strip.

The Crow said...

There is that cluster of three rocks near the tree/twig, but that's being too nitpicky, huh? Maybe this is the larger community of rocks to which Bushmiller's three belong, or, maybe, they've slid closer to Ernie's three and huddled together for warmth.

Happy holidays to one and all, rocks and not-rocks alike!

Michael Leddy said...

Chris, that’s one of the saddest panels I’ve ever seen. But I’m happy to see the rocks.

Martha, not even Bushmiller always keeps to three. I’m just being careful with my some usage. :)

Diane Schirf said...

The one rock looks terrified of that group of "some rocks."

Michael Leddy said...

I can sympathize.

Diane Schirf said...

When I saw this I wondered why some rocks warranted eyes and life and others didn't. The mystery.