After Princess Parfaya is taken prisoner by the evil empire, can young Luke Piewalker, Flan Solo, and Chewie the Cookiee save the day?
Another favorite strip is B.C. by Mastroianni and Hart. Occasionally, the artists will show a daffynition in either Wiley’s Dictionary or the Book of Phrases, which Frank eagerly adds to his collection.
Here are a few B.C. daffynitions that were added recently:
- Sonic Boom — Sudden expansion of a fast-food chain
- Zebra — Extra support for the horse-riding woman
- Pesticide — When a housefly makes a beeline into a ceiling fan
- Lasting Impression — What Wile E. Coyote leaves on the floor of any given canyon
- Defeat — Where de shoes are
- Last Man Standing — Politically correct term for the kid who really stinks at Musical Chairs
To read more of the collection, Click Here.
Call it a prank, gag, or shenanigan, we laugh with the innocent victim who is caught by surprise. A salesman remembered it was April Fools’ Day when he reached for the office phone to call a customer and the button numbers were rearranged. One morning, the big boss, who was always having closed-door meetings, came running out of his office, saying, “All right, who stole my door?”
Practical jokes aren’t always funny, but you’ll probably agree that these are:
Some of us have fallen flat on our face before. What do we do? As writers, after receiving a rejection letter, a bad review, or no encouragement at all, we can quit.
The wonderful thing about knowing we can’t win is not having to try. But if we believe that God will somehow use our talents for good, that just the chance to change one life makes the sacrifice worthwhile, we must get up and keep running.
Only the finish line will tell how well we did.
We can laugh when we’re happy and laugh when we’re sad. We can laugh flippantly, seriously, or or simply because others in the room are laughing. Our laughs may be deep and throaty or light and shrill.
The number of laugh types and their meanings are unlimited, yet many writers lazily write: He laughed. Little is gained by checking the thesaurus and using a synonym like chuckled, giggled, or guffawed.
Readers will appreciate us if we show the action, expression, and sound of laughter so they have a picture of what that particular laugh was like.
Here are a few pictures you might appreciate: