Saturday, February 25, 2012

"Oh Buoy..."

Actually the sentiment works pretty much any day of the week - so it's been recaptioned now to just say "oh buoy." Or, as Pogo (Walt Kelly) once said: "We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities." Better still - "How perfectly goddamned delightful it all is, to be sure." courtesy of Robert Crumb.
The funniest damn thing I heard all last summer was from one of the local lobstermen while working out on Islesford. He recounted an awesome practical joke played by a dude who would pull up another guy's trap, take out one of the lobsters, dress it up in a Barbie outfit, put it back in the trap along with the others, and sink it for the "victim" to find the next time they hauled out their catch.
I got the idea for this panel (which for most folks will work on any day of the week, not just Mondays) while watching the boat captain on the mail-boat ferry, who'd been doing his job for over forty years, navigate his way through the veritable minefield of buoys that dot the waterway leading into the harbors to eventually reach the dock of Little Cranberry Island, like playing diesel-powered pinball while atop a bucking, 800-horsepower bronco seahorse.

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