Bazooka Joe at His School Play Rehearsal: Extended Gum Rapper Proposal
Bazooka: Terricklae Endread! … Wait, that’s not the line. Cheroklee Entead! Hey, you! That’s my coat and stuff next to you… yeah the blue one — can you hand me my script?
B: How’d you do that?
M: What do you mean?
B: How did you say that word and have the round brackets be around it?
M: Oh, that. That’s the thing — you don’t say anything. You just act it out.
B: (in Hebrew) I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE IN MY OWN COMIC STRIP.
M:I don’t understand Hebrew, but I understood that what you said was in Hebrew.
B: Are you getting bugged by this colon always to the left of us? You just ran into it.
M: On stage, our words will be printed upon giant two-dimensional “speech bubbles.” So the colon is just a temporary thing.
B: I see, I see. When you say “on stage,” you mean, “in the comic strip?”
M: I like to consider ourselves performing a play — in sequential box form.
B: Uh-oh. Here comes the punchline.
M: This play about boxing is going to be great!
B: Yeah, if I can remember the punch line.
B: Also, who in the world calls me “B”? I didn’t go to all the trouble making sure everyone called me “Bazooka” so that people could shorten it to “B.” Sheesh.