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Tue, Dec. 9th, 2003, 12:26 pm
jarbabyj: THE BLOOM COUNTY APPRECIATION THREAD

I renamed my personal journal "The Continuing Story of Mortimer Dipthong" because I re-read Tales Too Ticklish To Tell last night for the 50,000th time. I know a ton of us love Bloom County.

Favorite Strips? Quotes? Characters? Anyone have icons?

Tue, Dec. 9th, 2003 10:37 am (UTC)
beagledave

The basselope

http://www.purduenc.edu/te/stu/eet/fpx0073/basselop.jpg

I've said this in other places, but I went to school at the Univ of Iowa..where Breathed originally started writing Bloom County. There are plenty of Iowa City references scattered among the strips. There is a "farewell" drawing from Breathed hanging in the Iowa City Public Library that features Opus laying on the Pentacrest musing about all the things that he will miss about Iowa City..except the water: It tastes like Spic-n-Span.

FTR, I own two Opus penguins, one is a Reindeer Opus.

Tue, Dec. 9th, 2003 10:42 am (UTC)
jarbabyj

I'm looking at my Opus in Shower Cap right now, on my shelf of treasures. I love him so much. Shower cap, holiday inn towel and bow tie. Perfect!