Just in case SOME OF YOU (you know who you are) do not have a toddler living in your household, here’s the “Dinosaur Train” intro, which may help explain the otherwise possibly confusing verse in today’s DORK TOWER a little:
And THIS should link to the “Dinosaur Train” itself: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/
I love “Dinosaur Train,” by the way. With so many terrible, terrible shows for young kids out there, having something so well-produced and constantly entertaining is a joy. So, if you’re reading this, and you have ANYTHING to do with “Dinosaur Train” at all, kudos! Kudos to you. You make being a parent even better than it already is!
No, I’m not entirely sure why I chose to throw a Radiohead reference into a strip. I do enjoy the band – often, a great deal. I fully believe “The Bends”/”OK Computer”/”Kid A” form a back-to-back-to-back release trilogy of a brilliance that rivals Elvis Costello’s “This Year’s Model”/”Armed Forces”/”Get Happy” or the Beatles’…well, pretty much any thre Beatles albums in a row, honestly.
You know those moments you never forget, all your life? Well, one happened to me, around 11 or so years ago. The lovely and talented Judith and I were driving north, on the four-hour trek between Madison and her parents’ house, for Christmas. I was driving, Judith was asleep. It was a frigid, clear, winter sky, and the northern lights oscillated wildly. The opening chords of “Everything In Its Right Place” – the opening track of “Kid A” – started…and in an instant, the night became magical.
There is possibly no better way to listen to “Kid A” than with the northern lights dancing ahead of you, and the rest of the world seemingly slumbering.
I kind of switched off of Radiohead for a while, with “Amnesiac” and “Hail to the Thief,” but I quite liked “In Rainbows,” and I’m enjoying what I’m hearing from “King of Limbs.” (“HI THERE, Sirius XMU! Long-time listener…”)
Judith, however, likes to refer to Radiohead as “Whiny British wankers.” So, honey…this strip is for YOU.
And now, here’s Radiohead, playing the Smiths. (I think this is when I started liking them again).
Sorry for only Tuesday and Thursday DORK TOWERs this week. Thinks are so insanely busy here. Plus there’s some fun in Madison these last few weeks. You may have heard.
I’m keeping all politics off of DORKTOWER.com. However, I’m now doing some more editorial cartooning that can be seen if you follow my Twitter Feed or Facebook page. DO NOT GO THERE if you just want Happy Cartooning John. Stay here. BUT IF YOU MUST CHECK THEM OUT, be warned…I do not think Wisconsin’s Governor is the Bee’s Knees.
Just sayin’. So anyway. No more politics on DorkTower.com. Go elsewhere. I hate politics as much as you do, and I *hate* that I had to get back into editorial cartooning…
Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in!
Damn you, governor!
THAT’S ALL I’M SAYING ON THAT! Here, anyway.
OK. BACK TO MUSKRATS!!!!
It’s a snow day here in Wisconsin, with 6″ haven fallen overnight. I’m not sure when exactly I’ll be able to get back into the studio, so I hope nobody’s too harsh on me for falling back on the old EMERGENCY/GOOD-FOR-ALMOST-ANYTHING cartoon template I came up with a few years back!
Go on! Make your own! IT’S A SNOW DAY! 🙂
HEY, KIDS! I case you wanna use some of these icons, here are some larger versions for you to grab and abuse! Have fun! And let me know if ya come up with some of your own!
Muskrat Ramblings Icon madness… posted by John And HEY KIDS! If anyone wants to use the icon/avatar from Wednesday’s DORK TOWER for their own nefarious purposes…here’s a larger version! Feel free. Who loves ya, baby? Muskrat out, ====== John