Sunday, November 02, 2008

To Immortality... And Beyond!

Slightly emotional today after hearing "My Heart Will Go On" on the radio while driving to work...

Walter Sobchak
: "GOD DAMN IT! Look, just because we're bereaved, that doesn't make us saps!"

Opus is resting in peace. Berekeley Breathed retired his beloved icon after 28 years of entertaining us. Kudos to Salon.com for printing the comic strip run in its entirety. For full impact of the final storyline, I recommend starting with the August 31, 2008 strip and reading to the end. The last strip posted will direct you to a link to see the touching last cartoon. Also see this interview for Breathed's thoughts. Breathed says that Opus will be in every story he writes... I wonder if he means metaphorically or if we can find drawings of Opus if we look really closely at Breathed's new books (getting great reviews!).

In other news, Bowler Dies After Rolling Perfect Game. We can't help but emphasize how life imitates art; art of the highest order, The Big Lebowski-style. The bowler's name is even Don (like Donny)! Some comments that have already appeared online with the story:

"OVER THE LINE!"
"Don't fuck with the Jesus."

I would like to add:

Walter Sobchak: "Donny was a good bowler, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors... and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of Southern California, from La Jolla to Leo Carrillo and... up to... Pismo. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would Donny. Donny, who loved bowling. And so, Theodore Donald Karabotsos, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the Pacific Ocean, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince."

Amen, and keep abiding along the path of Dudeness.

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1 Comments:

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Anastácio Soberbo said...

Hello, I like the blog.
It is beautiful.
Sorry not write more, but my English is bad writing.
A hug from Portugal

 

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