The day’s arrived! Elzie Segar’s Thimble Theater reruns on ComicsKingdom have reached the 17th of January, 1929. Castor Oyl picked the first guy he saw as he readied to sail to Dice Island, the notorious gambling den. He’d figured to use the magical Whiffle Hen, a good-luck-bringer, to make his fortune. The good fortune for everybody — except Ham Gravy, Olive Oyl’s soon-to-be-forgotten beau, and slightly less for Castor Oyl, soon to lose primary-male-protagonist status — was found right here, though. If he’d spotted some other sailor first the comic strip would be another of those forgotten 1920s humorous-adventure strips, surely.
Also, as promised the other day, I had another edition of mathematically-themed comic strips on my other blog. It’s called the Fumigating The Theater edition, because I’m not exactly at my best. My computer suffered a major video card failure Sunday night, and I’ve been carrying on with my old, old prior computer while waiting for repairs. You forget just how awful web sites are when you aren’t using a circa-2010 operating system to view them. Sorry. I hope to be back to normal soon.