Thursday, August 05, 2010

Heat Wave (1987)

(1987) Dry Bones cartoon: Heat Wave.
Today's Golden Oldie is a Dry Bones cartoon done 23 years ago in a heat wave in August of 1987.

Comic strips are like little movies. But they are missing sound. So the "shouting" in the cartoon is drawn in an attempt to get you to "hear" the loud voice and feel the cadence of speech of the complainer, in this case King Solomon.

I was amused to discover that I had unconsciously "stolen" the trick of repeating the phrase "Boy is it hot!" with the emphasis switching between boy and hot. It had already been used in exactly the same way four years earlier, in this cartoon, which I posted two days ago.

Oh, and by the way, the heat wave here in Israel continues and ...boy is it hot!

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