Last week I did a piece on the Flintstones that had everybody from Bangor, Maine to Baja, California saying to themselves, “Boy, that Rus sure has his pulse on immaturity.” Well it’s true; I have been the poster boy for immature behavior since I was a toddler. Just ask some of my ex-wives., or as I call them, The Stepford Wives.
Anyhoo, it’s no secret I love cartoon characters. You can find me on Sunday mornings with a beer and tomato juice nursing a hangover and reading the Sunday comics. No church for me on Sunday mornings because I have already attended services on Saturday night at the Sacred Throne in my bathroom.
Besides the sports pages, newspaper comic strips are my favorite section of the dailies. Today there are close to one-hundred illustrated panels appearing across the country from “The Amazing Spider-Man” to “Zits”. Comic strips began appearing in dailies in the late 19th century and color comic strip panels began to appear on Sundays in 1906. By 1923 every major city newspaper had a separate section called the “Sunday Funnies”, featuring strips like “Alley Oop”, “Gasoline Alley”, “Popeye” and “Buck Rodgers”.
These days my eclectic taste in the funnies include “Pearls Before Swine”, (I love that rat), “BC”, “Mary Worth” and of course the Peanuts gang.
So when reading the Sunday comics, one must eat as well. Be it “Sally Forth Soup” or “Zippy the Pinhead Zucchini”, prepare a few casual Sunday morning brunch like dishes from the list, then sit back, relax and read the funny papers.
All three make a perfect Sunday brunch group.
Happy reading everybody.