Two for New Year’s Day

For the day, a Zippy and a Mother Goose and Grimm:

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Zippy at the Summit Diner. We’ve been there before, at the Summit Diner in Somerset PA, in a 3/13/15 posting. This time with a classic snowclone The New Y (“Pink is the new black” and perhaps thousands of other examples), in Zippy’s “Texture is th’ new context”. But then Zippy does an odd backwards variant, “Content is th’ old context”).

Strip crossing in MGG. The Mother Goose and Grimm once again brings in something from another comic strip (this happens a lot) — in this case, a moose that’s wandered in from Mark Trail. From Wikipedia:

Mark Trail is a newspaper comic strip created by the American cartoonist Ed Dodd. Introduced April 15, 1946, the strip centers on environmental and ecological themes. In 2006, King Features syndicated the strip to nearly 175 newspapers.

There’s a certain amount of action/adventure in Mark Trail, but a lot of the strips are little lectures, about the marvels of spiders, the dangers of insect pests to trees, and so on.

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