In Which I Politely Ask the Ghost of Brock Adams to Stop Haunting This Blog


I do not know what strange convergence of occult forces drove my brain to remember one dumb little joke about disgraced Senator Brockman Adams for thirty years until I could deposit it on your doorstep two days ago.

Separately to all of that, GoComics has been running Berkeley Breathed’s Outland. And it’s in that era when it had given up on being a new comic and was just Sunday Bloom County But With Way Too Much Of That Cockroach Instead Of The Interesting Or Likable Characters. And we got to this.

Opus and Bill the Cat, sitting behind a booth for their Presidential campaign, to a woman strolling past: 'Madam, let me outline what we'll feature if elected. Health care! Chilcare! Warfare! Welfare! Cab fare and hair care! All free. Free! Free! Free! Free! Thank you very much!' Woman: 'Listen, after Jack Kennedy, Ted Kennedy, Gary Hart, Bill Clinton, and Brock Adams, I'm voting for somebody with *less*!' Opus, stunned, says, 'Less?' He reaches over the edge of the booth to scratch out cat, and writes in 'Eunuch'. Opus says to Bill, 'stop grinning, booger-face!'
Berkeley Breathed’s Outland repeat for the 16th of May, 2022. Originally run the 5th of April, 1992. You know, once I heard about the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon I started to see examples of it everywhere.

I suppose that I’m glad to be present at the peak of mentions of Brock Adams since his death in 2004, so, yeah, pleasant enough work there, universe. I would prefer to be at the peak of “Joseph Nebus, having won $275,000 in the lottery” mentions, though, if we could arrange that instead.

Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there. He/him.

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