Archive for the ‘Diners’ Category

Bite me, Count Bendix!

November 15, 2018

Today’s Zippy, set in the Bendix Diner in Hasbrouck Heights NJ (in Bergen County, in the NJ suburbs of NYC, near Passaic), celebrates grilled or fried ham and cheese sandwiches:

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Mix and match

June 28, 2018

Today’s Zippy, at the Main Street Diner in Plainville CT:

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takes us back to this 12/16/14 posting, “Telezippic communication”:

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The same artwork, slightly different coloring, entirely different text, but the same story line:

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Return to the Amherst Diner in Winchester VA

June 23, 2018

… in today’s Zippy:

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This visit framed in the Walk Into Bar joke format.

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Return to Austin TX

April 29, 2018

… in today’s Zippy, which features the old Fran’s Hamburgers in Austin TX — it closed in 2013 — and its notable fiberglass mascot:

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In Zippy’s world, fiberglass figures are often given to intense self-reflection, especially about their place in the world.

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Cold Comfort Brooklyn

April 27, 2018

Characterless, Driverless, Cashless, and Wireless. In today’s Zippy:

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A war of initialism

April 23, 2018

Today’s Zippy takes us to 449 S. Winchester Blvd. in San Jose CA (more or less next door to the Winchester Mystery House and across the street from Santana Row):

(#1) The title is an allusion to  McDonald’s Happy Meal for kids

Two things: the location; and the goofy dispute over the meaning of the initialism B.L.T.

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Return to Dover DE

March 18, 2018

Yesterday’s Zippy has Zippy and Griffy riffing, as they so often do, on some aspect of popular culture — in this case, on clothing these days:

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In general, the diners in these strips have no special relationship — via their names, themes, or locations — to the topic of discussion: they’re just places for Zippy and Griffy to exchange opinions.

This particular place is The Hollywood in Dover DE, and Zippy and Griffy have been there at least twice before.

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Retro chic

February 27, 2018

Today’s Zippy, set in Hyde Park NY:

(#1) At the Eveready Diner in Hyde Park

(This strip has been cropped to remove political content.)

The building is a huge 1995 Paramount diner, a symphony in stainless steel and neon, designed to evoke classic diners of the 1950s.

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Attack of the custardy torus

January 15, 2018

… in Palo Alto, in yesterday’s Zippy:

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Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino Real, in the Barron Park neighborhood of Palo Alto, just south of the Stanford Industrial Park, itself just south of the College Terrace neighborhood (on the west) and the California Avenue shopping district (on the east), these being just south of the university (on the west) and downtown Palo Alto and the Professorville and Old Palo Alto neighborhoods (on the east). My neighborhoods.

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The clowns of death and the frogs of Wellsboro

January 9, 2018

Two recent Zippy strips: the clowns of death on the 6th and the frogs of Wellsboro PA today:

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Two strips on sad themes of abuse and loss: the clown as death’s head, the commercial folk-art figure as exploited, untended, and decaying. In both: humor as an ultimately failing warding-off of decline and death. But on the way we laugh.

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