Monday, August 17, 2009

Inspector Butts? I Hardly Even Know Them! Monday!

And now, courtesy of All-Select Comics #10:

We're starting a Character Name Hall of Fame, because any character named "Inspector Butts" deserves no less.

I try not to be too critical of Golden Age comics, because I certainly couldn't draw any better and comics were still a relatively new medium, but really:

The Sub-Mariner has developed a head shaped like a Nacho Cheese Dorito. It hasn't always been that way.

Hey, here's a buck to be made!:

I've never heard the words "valuable" and "plastic" used in the same sentence. No wonder they were advertising in comic books and not, say, Popular Mechanics or Scientific American.

And, lest I forget, today's post is in tribute to my dog, Molly, who had to be put to sleep on Saturday. Molly was a Jack Russell/Chihuahua mix that I found in the parking lot at work about 5 years ago. She had heartworms and was very old at the time, but we got those fixed and she lived a good amount of time with us before senility set in and rather than have her continue a life of confusion and fear, we decided to let her go. I hope she forgives us and understands why we had to do it, and we look forward to seeing her, and all of my pets, again someday. Always the wanderer, she is now free to explore Heaven to her heart's content. So long, girl.... you'll be missed.

See you tomorrow!


D.B. Echo said...

Adam, deepest condolences on the passing of Molly. I am still dealing with the accidental death of one of the feral kittens I took in a few months ago - an accidental death caused, apparently, by me. It's going to take a while.

D.B. Echo said...

I make valuable plastic items - DVDs - for a living. A home plastic molding kit would be cool!

I always wanted to see a sequel to "The Graduate" - maybe "The Post-Graduate" - in which Dustin Hoffman's character takes the advice he was given, gets into plastics, and makes a fortune, only to wonder what might have been.

Elie said...

So sorry about your dog. Your comments in this post were beautiful and fitting.

Zocktastic said...

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, Adam. I'm sure that Molly was very happy when she was with you.

jehingr said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'm confident that Molly knew your intentions and your heart - good dogs always know what you're feeling!

And when you're ready for a new canine companion - feel free to look me up over at Save Our Setters ( and we'll hook you up with a wonderful rescued setter.


Speed Centaur said...

My condolences about Molly.

About the pictures:
1) Inspector Butt ought to become a cigar-themes vigilante/villain.
2) It appears that Namor is a movie buff ("oh!oh!"). Perhaps he's hoping to break into pictures?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Seymore Butts went to the Police Academy. In fact, I think "Seymore Butts goes to the Police Academy" is one of his movies.

Allergy said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. Dogs actually know us, I think, like few people ever can.

I know you probably aren't thinking about this just yet, but I want to suggest that when you are ready for a new dog in your life, you go ahead and name it "Inspector Butts".

bc mark said...

Very sorry to hear about your Molly.

Sounds like you took her in when she was in a bad way and gave her a loving, caring home and family for her final years.

She was a lucky dog to find such a good human.