Okay class, a show of hands of those of you who actually remember HOW Bud’s car ended up in the pond? You’d have to go back to August 1st of 2008 to see that it sank into the pond as Bud and Delilah enjoyed “desert” in the car. The previous comic had the pond frogs using Bud’s ass as a trampoline. I loved that one!
Time in 1977 passes very slowly for our characters, which is a good thing or this comic would have ended like, a year ago… I have planted all types of seeds along the way and will eventually get to them all as we move along.
Oh, there is no Lilacia Pond in Lombard, Illinois, but there is a Lilacia Park where every year, for about two weeks, the Lilac plants are in full bloom and you can walk through this maze of trees and plants to view the wonders that is Lombard. They even have a BIG parade that runs down the middle of the town. I know, I was the High School band’s Drum Major for two years and led the marching band behind those damned horses as we dodged piles of horse crap every block or so. I have many more Drum Major stories, but I’ll hold those for another day.
“Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea” was producer Irwin Allen’s first prime-time TV show and when it premiered in 1964, Sci-Fi geeks like myself were glued to the TV set to watch the mighty submarine Seaview tackle giant squids, whales and even a guy in a rubber suit that was suppose to be some sort of plant monster. We didn’t care if the plots made no sense or the acting stiff or the special effects low-budget (by today’s standards), nothing like this had been on TV before and we were tickled pink. Allen would produce three more series after “Voyage”; “Lost in Space”, “Time Tunnel” and “Land of the Giants”.
PS: Yes, I know the car’s perspective isn’t quite right as Bud should be much smaller, but I couldn’t come up with an angle that equalized the characters and the car in a single frame, so this is what I came up with. Deadlines do that to you…