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    More: Sappy, Bloom County, notable comic strip, featured comic strip, very 1980s version of Christmas, Comic strip, CBR Senior Writer Brian Cronin, Christmas-themed comics, comic strip kids  
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2022-12-05 1:24:34 PM  
Opus and Bloom County can get you through those shifts to the right
 
2022-12-05 2:02:38 PM  
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2022-12-05 2:19:27 PM  
Good times, good times.
 
2022-12-05 2:20:55 PM  
I still have my Billy & The Boingers concert shirt.

I miss the innocence of my adolescence.
 
2022-12-05 2:27:35 PM  

Promo Sapien: I still have my Billy & The Boingers concert shirt.

I miss the innocence of my adolescence.


Still have my B & t B floppy 45.  Probably in storage but my files show it still exists.  Don't have a player though.
 
2022-12-05 2:36:27 PM  

Promo Sapien: I still have my Billy & The Boingers concert shirt.

I miss the innocence of my adolescence.


When I was in high school, some friends and I started a band so we could play a cover of "U Stink But I ♡ U" at the talent show. We learned to to play it by ear by listening to the flexi disc that came with Billy and the Boingers Bootleg.

/I sound old
//get off my lawn dandelion patch
///ack

Billy And The Boingers - U-Stink-But-I-♥-U
Youtube tpKAghxy07c
 
2022-12-05 2:40:27 PM  
2wolves:
Still have my B & t B floppy 45.  Probably in storage but my files show it still exists.  Don't have a player though.

It used to be pretty easy to find the digital audio files of that flexi disc; I have them on my phone. However, my Google-fu is not good this morning, and all I found was https://www.last.fm/music/Billy+and+the+Boingers/Bootleg which doesn't let you download them (or at least I can't); more coffee may help.

All of which is to say, if they ever get Bill out of rehab, and Hodge Podge out of his compound, and they go on a reunion tour, I am there. "Let's Run Over Lionel Richie With A Tank" is the soundtrack of my youth.
 
2022-12-05 2:50:14 PM  
"A Wish for Wings That Work" is a traditional Christmas movie at our house.
 
2022-12-05 2:52:33 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: "A Wish for Wings That Work" is a traditional Christmas movie at our house.


A Wish For Wings That Work
Youtube mLccxrDgi5U


And apparently you can watch it on YouTube.
 
2022-12-05 2:54:06 PM  
I recall thinking at the time that this was the funniest thing I'd ever seen in a comic strip:

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2022-12-05 2:59:38 PM  
The Dream Date with either Sam Sheppard or Nick Rhodes always makes me laugh.
 
2022-12-05 3:00:10 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: hen I was in high school, some friends and I started a band so we could play a cover of "U Stink But I ♡ U" at the talent show


That's really cool! How did it go?  Did you win?
 
2022-12-05 3:11:51 PM  

Promo Sapien: Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: hen I was in high school, some friends and I started a band so we could play a cover of "U Stink But I ♡ U" at the talent show

That's really cool! How did it go?  Did you win?


It wasn't the competition type of talent show, but we were loud and definitely offended a bunch of rural god-fearing yokels who had no idea we were playing comic strip metal, so I'd call that a win. Looking back, I'm pretty impressed with the amount of "fark you" confidence we had as teenagers in a small town to even attempt that. I think we followed it with a Love and Rockets song.
 
2022-12-05 4:33:29 PM  
Here Breathed gives a Christmas story that will rip you up. Be warned.,
 
2022-12-05 4:55:16 PM  
Another heart ripper from Breathed. Start here.
 
2022-12-05 7:04:20 PM  
I wonder if he regrets how much attention he gave to Trump back when he could have been ignored
 
2022-12-05 7:26:11 PM  

Slypork: Here Breathed gives a Christmas story that will rip you up. Be warned.,


Any link for those of us that don't use Bookface?
 
2022-12-05 8:03:23 PM  

2wolves: Slypork: Here Breathed gives a Christmas story that will rip you up. Be warned.,

Any link for those of us that don't use Bookface?


Start here.
 
2022-12-05 8:06:04 PM  
I swear there was a scene in the original showing bill getting a sponge put in him.
 
2022-12-05 8:17:45 PM  

alechemist: I swear there was a scene in the original showing bill getting a sponge put in him.


Worse: they put Trump's brain in him.

Start here.
 
2022-12-05 10:17:59 PM  

Slypork: 2wolves: Slypork: Here Breathed gives a Christmas story that will rip you up. Be warned.,

Any link for those of us that don't use Bookface?

Start here.


Thank you.  That was lovely.
 
2022-12-05 11:39:59 PM  

Promo Sapien: I still have my Billy & The Boingers concert shirt.

I miss the innocence of my adolescence.


So do I! And the square record that was in the book.
 
2022-12-05 11:48:13 PM  

2wolves: Promo Sapien: I still have my Billy & The Boingers concert shirt.

I miss the innocence of my adolescence.

Still have my B & t B floppy 45.  Probably in storage but my files show it still exists.  Don't have a player though.


Unfortunately, my copy of the book got lost, and it's hard to find a used one with the flexi still inside.
 
2022-12-05 11:49:37 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: "A Wish for Wings That Work" is a traditional Christmas movie at our house.


But it's not the 80s. He helped us enjoy Xmas into the 90s.
 
2022-12-05 11:51:32 PM  

Gene Masseth: I wonder if he regrets how much attention he gave to Trump back when he could have been ignored


Are you daft? Trump is the reason he started the strip again. Oh, and he didn't give Trump THAT much attention, no more than anyone else. So stop trying to find one SINGLE farking person to blame. Jesus, you're quite the asshat, aren't you?
 
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