#148 – The Walrus and the Bicycle


Sep 09 2011

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Stories to tell today, kids!

Several years ago, we sent a missive to our fFriend Milamber/Madrory in Scotland.  They used to let you send any message you want through Western Union, you know.  So, we sent a little message that said “Happy Cabbage.”  He, upon receiving the thing, had to get the exact message, delivered very clearly and officially by some very serious woman in a Western Union office.  He was apparently a bit embarrassed, but it sounds like a hilarious scene.  We’re not really sure what Happy Cabbage means exactly — it just popped into Skotte’ s head, standing in the station, ordering the message — but it sounds nice, doesn’t it?

Western Union’s telegram service is no longer in existence.  It was shut down and bought by a company called iTelegram.  You, too, can tell someone on the other side of the planet “Happy Cabbage!”

The walrus guy on the shirt is so dapper.  He is riding a “Penny fFarthing” bicycle.  If those bikes look unsafe, it’s because they really are!!  Not nearly as unsafe as a hungry carpenter, you understand …

“The time has come,” the Walrus said,
“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

—Lewis Carroll, “The Walrus and The Carpenter”

2 comments on “#148 – The Walrus and the Bicycle”

  1. […] is a pretty sweet Robot Girl shirt. There is a Walrus on a bike! There are over 150 shirts, which is a huge collection! Consensus says that at least 90% barring a […]

  2. […] of shirts of interesting characters riding exotic beasts/machines, such as Jesus Lizard, Samstrich, The Walrus and the Bicycle, and more that haven’t been posted […]

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