Glugging Along

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

bz panel 08-14-13bz strip 08-14-13Bizarro is brought to you today by Useful Inventions.

When I was a kid in the mid-1900s, there was a car that was capable of driving right into the water and becoming a boat. Not a submarine, as I’ve featured here, but an actual, functional boat. I had a toy of this car and hoped to one day own one, even though I was landlocked in the middle of the United States. (Missouri and Oklahoma.) I cannot imagine why this car did not succeed commercially.

Submarines aren’t as practical as boats, but I enjoy drawing underwater scenes and the image is funnier than a boat/car.

PICKLED JAZZ: Yesterday’s post divulged the winners of the name-the-part-of-my-blog-posts-where-I-feature-older-Bizarro-cartoons contest. “Pickled Jazz” was the second most popular of the many dozens of suggestions you Jazz Pickles submitted and it was, unless I’m mistaken, the brainbaby of Jason S. (He doesn’t use his last name on his comment so I won’t either unless he asks me to.) Thanks, Jason!

And it is worth noting that the Jazz Pickle who first suggested that I feature older Bizarro cartoons each day was Michael Roth of Germany. He is a faithful JP who comments often and sends me more words in emails than I have time to read. I’d call him a stalker but he lives on the other side of the world and assuming he doesn’t have a car/boat, I doubt he will show up on my doorstep. Michael asked for the paleolithic Bizarro from 1992 shown below to appear in a post and so here it is. Bz Kaitlin'sParents

My apologies for the lousy quality of the image. It’s from a time before I began keeping digital copies of my cartoons so I had to scan this right out of an old book of mine, the printing quality of which wasn’t so hot in the first place.