Wombats can be very handy around the house. For example, they know exactly what to do with a vacuum cleaner: wrestle with it. And they’re always ready to pull the sheets off the bed when you need them to. And when you don’t need them to. Yes, take it from the foster wombat experts at Sleepy Burrows — bring a wombat into your home, and you’ll never need to do housekeeping again. Because there won’t be any point.
Submitooted by Murray C., and hurriedly posted today because someone on Facebook told all their friends that we have Wombat Wednesdays here and I didn’t want to make a liar out of her. 😉
Objects in cartoon reality often behave differently than their counterparts in the natural world. In past lectures, we have explored the phenomenon of blindfloating, the ability to remain suspended in midair as long as one doesn’t look down.
However, some natural phenomena have analogues in the ink-and-paint world. One of these is shapesmashing, the tendency of a projectile, in particular a frenzied animal, to crash through a wall or window leaving behind a perfect outline. In cartoons, this happens regularly, but it can occasionally be seen in reality as well.
Well, what can I say? I’m flattered, really. And it’s such a good likeness, too — every bit as good as the custom-embroidered denim jacket of me, and the oil painting of me in the foyer, and the marble statue of me in the front yard, and the full-size body pillow of me in… but I’m thinking, and please don’t take this the wrong way, but perhaps you’re taking this “Man’s Best Friend” thing a little too far?