July 25th, 2013
by Wayno & Piraro
Bizarro is brought to you today by Real Life Mermaid.
Anyone remember the film, “Splash”? It came out in the late 1900s and starred Tom Hanks as a New York guy and Daryl Hannah as a mermaid who’s walking around temporarily on legs for some reason, and they fall in love. Daryl was sexy as can be in that movie and everyone fell in love with her. Tom was probably really sexy, too, but I don’t recall.
Anyway, like me, Daryl is an animal rights activist and environmentalist and so she and I had some reason to talk about a project of hers back in the early 2000s. I don’t remember why now, but she called my house and left a message on my voice mail. She has a very distinctive (and sexy) voice and it was a huge thrill to hear it on my voice mail. I saved it for a long time. I briefly chatted with her in person once but we didn’t end up working together on whatever it was that she called about. I hadn’t thought of that story until I drew this comic, so that was fun.
Today’s elderly Bizarro cartoon is from 2006. In this cartoon, I did not get into how the husband character impregnated her. But then, mermaid love stories never talk about the lady’s apparent lack of the necessary apparatus for a successful relationship.
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