• Posted by Tim Jarrett
  • On June 23, 2010

  • Filed under Literature


Things that make you feel old

I have a few more years before I cross the rubicon of 40, and I don’t spend much time dwelling on that approaching milestone. And yet, there are days…

Today, it wasn’t observing the greying roots in the mirror, or wishing another friend well as they turned 40. No, it was paging through the second volume (1982-1984) of the collected Bloom County, snickering at strips that I first read when I was ten…

Then reading the margin notes and finding Breathed apologizing for the obscurity of all the pop culture references. All of which I remember just fine, since I was there.

Ah well. As Binkley says to Milo when asked if Adam and Eve had navels: “Well, YOU can just rock me to sleep tonight!”

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  1. Posted by Esta 23rd June, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    I still hear your voice as Opus in my head when I read Bloom County. 🙂 One of the things I love about rereading those strips is actually getting all the references that I totally didn’t understand as a 7-year-old, but would laugh anyway because the context was so danged funny.

  2. Posted by David "Mastodon" Cameron 24th June, 2010 at 5:49 am

    What makes me feel old is people younger than me feeling old… I do miss Opus.

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