The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 April 2007

Clams got sorrow

Cartoonist Johnny Hart, who created the B.C. comic strip in 1958, has died at his home in Nineveh, New York at the age of seventy-six.

Today's strip seems somehow appropriate.

Posted at 7:50 PM to Almost Yogurt


Sad... B.C. was one of the best comic strips. Always a lesson to be learned while being entertained...

Posted by: Winston at 7:08 AM on 9 April 2007

I tried and failed to come up with a title riffing on the clams thing. Yours is better than anything I could have come up with anyway.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:42 AM on 9 April 2007

When someone like Hart dies I think about Groucho's story about his encounter with a priest:

Priest: "I'd like to thank you for the joy you've brought into this world."

Groucho: "And I'd like to thank you for the joy you've taken out of this world."

Posted by: Mister Snitch! at 6:05 PM on 9 April 2007