Scratch That Off My To-Do List.

As a kid I always read the Sunday comics and on occasion the daily comics, except in the summer when we went down to Florida and I read them every day because the St. Petersburg Times, being a somewhat higher class of newspaper than The Tennesseean, not only had comics in color every day but also expanded my universe by introducing me to a finer class of comics, including Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbes, but that’s another story.

Except I didn’t read all the comics: just the funny ones. The soap opera comics–Mary Worth, Judge Parker, Rex Morgan M.D.–I skipped over, didn’t even think about until a few years ago until a friend turned me on to The Comics Curmudgeon Blog, which made me realize how much unintentional hilarity I’d been missing and  expanded my universe by introducing me to a fine class of bloggers starting with Chuck Baudelaire and spiraling out from there.

And as a regular reader of The Comics Curmudgeon I get a few laughs out of the curmudgeonly comments and contribute a few of my own under the name Spunky The Wonder Squid, which, ironically, is a tribute to the late night entertainment I indulged in as a kid, in sharp contrast to the comics which went with breakfast.

Anyway, this past week this happened:

To have my submission selected as a Comment Of The Week out of all the rest is a pretty big deal, especially with some genuinely funny runners-up . It’s happened to others and I feel that being able to join them has expanded my universe.

 

8 Comments

  1. Chuck Baudelaire

    *wild applause*

    It’s a good thing.

    I love you as a Mudgeon, a blogger, and a fellow citizen of this spinning rock.

    Let’s continue to burn this motherf*cker down.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Oh yeah, we’re fanning the flames. Thank you for being there to help me do it.

      Reply
  2. Ann Koplow

    Thanks for being so spunky, Squid, and it’s no wonder you’re winning the recognition you deserve.

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      It’s nice to get wide recognition from strangers, but I also appreciate the recognition of you as a friend.

      Reply
  3. Arionis

    Congrats Spunky!

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      If you can watch the video you’ll understand when I say “I’ve got two talents! I’m almost gifted!” And like the original Spunky The Wonder Squid I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

      Reply
  4. Allison

    Nice! I didn’t realize you were on Comics Curmudgeon – that makes sense though. I’ve made runner up three times in a decade, and even that is a point of great pride – so, well done!

    Reply
    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That’s fantastic that you’ve had your time on the float as well. Josh really does seem to pick the best comments.

      Reply

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