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August 16, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

Water under.

Dog and man talking cartoon (image Shoebox card sent for Birthday)

(image: Shoebox greeting card)

Funny, right?

Is that Mr. Peabody with Sherman all grown up?

Even funnier if that’s the backstory. A secret little joke.

Peabody: business mogul, entrepreneur, inventor, scientist, time traveler, Nobel Laureate, foodie, and two-time Olympic medalist.

A classic role model.

What’s the next line?

With the obvious crossed communication and each’s reality the light of their own experience, could go either way. Especially these days.

Staying in character – during the Fractured era of satire – the standard would be: “You’re a poopie head”

Quickly followed (sensibly) by:

“Yes, I am, but what are you?”

“Takes one to know one.”

“You’re it, I quit.” (And, as even littlest kids know, custom demands the subject is changed.)

Oh, for the days.

The inside of the card?

“Don’t let anything dampen your day of fun.”

Classic dry wit.

Phi, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge


  1. easyweimaraner / Aug 16 2019 6:46 am

    phenny said it is SURE a waterbowl….


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 16 2019 11:54 am

      Potty mouth has an entirely different meaning for those in a household with a dog – especially with a long haired dog.(How thoughtful to tile the water bowl room…)
      Paws up for the splashy comment


  2. Kate Crimmins / Aug 16 2019 7:21 am

    Yep, being called a poopie head is a thing.


  3. Ally Bean / Aug 16 2019 7:42 am

    It’s not even Saturday morning and here I am watching a cartoon. Loved, loved, loved Mister Peabody and Sherman. Thanks for the smiles.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 16 2019 12:01 pm

      Nice to see Sherman grew up and got contacts….did you notice both he and The Beaver put on a few pounds HaHa
      If Twilight Zone can reappear, maybe there’s hope. Someone pry these vintage cartoons out of the vaults – the original BWs; with the original cast – all the segments of The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show: Mr. Peabody, Natasha, The Fractured Fairy tales. I’ll get up early on Saturday morning for them.
      Thanks for giggling along

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  4. beth / Aug 16 2019 10:48 am



  5. sustainabilitea / Aug 16 2019 11:27 am

    Love that opening cartoon. The name-calling reminds me too much of what I hear and read every day. Sigh.



    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 16 2019 12:07 pm

      Something awful happened to a whole bunch of people to make them regress back to 1st grade behavior. Overdose of “reality” shows and screen time perhaps.
      Hope sanity blows in with cooler weather creating cooler head…but it’s called “fall” which doesn’t make me very optimistic.
      Thanks for adding a grin


  6. robstroud / Aug 16 2019 1:41 pm

    I always thought that Mr. Peabody would have been more aptly named “Dr. Peabody.” What an intellect!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 16 2019 2:36 pm

      So true. He was probably much too humble for any other moniker. Thanks for applauding a real classic


  7. colonialist / Aug 16 2019 2:50 pm

    Where do you find such hilarity?

    Liked by 1 person

    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 16 2019 3:06 pm

      Blame it on Mad Magazine and when being smart was encouraged by parents? School was often a challenge to see who could come up with the most witty retort.
      Used to love that Rocky and Bullwinkle, Natasha and Boris the spies, Peabody and Fractured Fairy Tales. (The old vintage versions in B/W.)
      Yep, guess there’s truth that tv viewing can change the brain?


  8. dogear6 / Aug 17 2019 8:11 am

    Thanks for starting the day with a good laugh!



  9. Curt Mekemson / Aug 17 2019 2:03 pm

    Never had a dog that drank out of the toilet bowl. Were they too smart, or too dumb? Watched a deer pee on its sore leg the other day, however. Not sure it’s relevant. 🙂


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Aug 17 2019 3:17 pm

      (You know that’s the urban legend for sunburn cure, right?) Oh, deer. It is sterile…
      Had a friend who raise Bouviers for police work. One of her big males jumped the fence during a big storm. She called for help to find him. He was spotted later that rather hot day – saw his car and leaped in gratefully. He was terribly dehydrated. Having been living in a nice home all his life, he apparently didn’t know he could drink ditch water. Or maybe he just had better taste than to get down in the gutter?
      Thanks for watering down a comment for here


      • Curt Mekemson / Aug 22 2019 6:33 pm

        I had a trekker once on one of my backpack trips who managed to misplace himself. When I found him, he was suffering from serious dehydration and there were creeks around. “Why didn’t you drink the water,” I asked him. His response was, “I was afraid I might get giardia.” I pointed out that getting a bug that was going to give you serious stomach problems in seven or so days but was curable was infinitely better than dying of thirst!


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