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22 May

May 23 2020

All of us at GOMALCO Industries care for our employees. You know us the company that brings you such housewares as Mrs. Anderson’s Industrial Nicotine For The Home, Do-It-Yourself Crime Scene Cleanup, Quik Baby Nap Inhalable Sleep Powder, and of course, Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride.

As part of our dedication to you, our valued consumer assets, we wanted to check in on the Mr. Blog Tepid Team to find out why the heck they have produced nearly no blogs this past year despite cashing their paychecks, those ungrateful  how they are coping with the recent COVID-19 situation.

We first looked in on the Editors and Staff, and assorted hangers on.

We tracked down BMJ2K “fan favorite” Norman Snackmunch. GOMALCO Industries takes no position on his lifestyle, other than to point out that as an at-will freelance employee we will not cover any health-related expenses, such as gastric bypass or an extra-wide coffin.

Another alleged favorite is Greg “Always Hammered / The Hammer” Valentine. As you may recall, he has not changed his facial expression in years.

Has the coronavirus had any effect on this man?

No it has not

Speaking of unhealthy guys who never change, we tracked down Mr. Know-It-All. It wasn’t hard, we just followed the smell.

Of course, not everyone is having a rough time of things.

I HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR THIS MOMENT FOR YEARS!

How about the rest of our crew? Click on the thumbnails for more.

 

Allan Keyes could not be reached for comment.

GOMALCO Industries hope that you are doing well in these trying times. If you are feeling overwhelmed or find yourself in need of some help, please consider our line of GOMALCO Fine Wine And Sanitizer. Thank You.

 

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The Saturday Comics: I Love Lucy, for Valentine’s Day

6 Feb

February 6, 2020

With Valentine’s Day approaching, I look back at a classic Saturday Comics post featuring those lovebirds, Lucy and Ricky Ricardo.

May 28, 2011

Yes, you read that right. I’ve been aware for years that there was an I Love Lucy comic book. Here are a couple of non-consecutive pages:

Remember how they couldn’t say the Lucy was “pregnant”? And how the Ricardos slept in separate beds? The comic book was a little sneaky. In the panels below, we see two headboards and a table between Lucy and Ricky but despite the twin blankets, these panels sure seem to imply that they are in one bed.

But we are not here to talk about comic books, this is a newspaper strip feature. So secure in the knowledge that I Love Lucy was the most popular show in America with a broad appeal that spread to the comics, I set out to find out if there was ever a newspaper strip.

There is very little information out there but there definitely was a strip. Few images still exist but I found one.

Ladies and gentlemen, the I Love Lucy newspaper strip:

I hope you were able to read the text atop the comic. It said “Hear the Comic Weekly man read the comics Sunday KOMO, 8:30 am.” What a slice of Americana- someone actually read the comic strips over the radio!

“In the first panel we see Lucy and Ethel. Lucy is wearing an apron over a dress too fancy to be dusting in. Ethel is 25 pounds heavier than Lucy, as is stipulated in her television contract.”

Ah, the old days.

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