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Time To Retire An Old Joke

25 Jul

July 25, 2020

The longest running joke on this blog is one no one ever noticed. It is subtle and has been running forever, right in plain sight.

I often refer to The Editors and Staff of Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride as if there is an actual staff behind this site. However, as is often the case, I did it with a dash of self-deprecating humor. I intentionally incorrectly wrote it as The Editor’s and Staff, inserting an apostrophe where it wasn’t needed. This was not a typo. I did it all the time. These are actual screencaps from old posts.


The joke was that the Editors could not have been doing a very good job if they didn’t even notice an error in their own title.

Now I said I did that all the time, but not every time. Sometimes I felt it wasn’t appropriate or the extra gag wasn’t needed.

Here’s the thing: no one ever noticed. Or maybe they did but just didn’t bother to point out the obvious mistake. Therefore, the time has come to retire this old joke.  

Don’t worry, I have plenty of other old jokes. Some of you might even find one or two of them funny. (I’m looking at you, Great Aunt Edwina. I haven’t heard from you or your sewing circle, the Newkirk Needles, since the last time you tried to get me to stop squatting in your attic.) 







Think DC Comics Will Sue Me?

8 Apr

April 8, 2016

It is no secret that I am always looking for a way to make more money. This blog doesn’t run on unicorn horns and Booty-O’s, you know. Anyway, I’m going to open a bowling alley. I’m going to name it after my great-aunt Lois, and call it Lois Lanes.

Think DC will have a problem with that?

Hey, what ‘s the worst that can happen?

bizarro bowling

If DC is cool with it, we can discuss a Mr. Blog’s Tepid Comic one-shot, with five variant covers (none by Rob Liefeld.)




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