Day By Day


  • Shonkin

    Good one, Chris!

    • Fronk!

      I’m afraid I didn’t quite get the punchline. Can somebody help me out please?

      • Bill

        One of the things silly putty was used for was rolling out into a pancake and sumushing it onto a color cartoon printed on newsprint. There’s enough ink on the page to be transferred to the surface of the silly putty that when the silly putty was removed from the newspaper, the image was transferred to the surface of the silly putty. You then had a reverse image of the comic on the putty. Why a backwards image of the cartoon is significant I’m not sure. This song might explain it best.

        • PaulS

          Because then you could stretch and distort the image for more entertainment.
          Sheesh… 😉

        • Fronk!

          Aha! Of course!! Thank you, I had forgotten about that property of Silly Putty… Thanks for helping out an ageing, forgetful Baby Boomer!

      • Bill G

        One feature of Silly Putty is that when pressed down onto newsprint, and I don’t recall what else, it creates a copy of the print, or the comics, on the surface of the silly putty when it’s peeled back off.
        (And Chris took me a LONG way back for that memory!)

        • Fronk!

          Thank you!

  • Pamela

    Did Hillary get any of that mixture Javier created?
    Might explain why some days she looks fresh…

    • Vince

      Applied with broad and narrow putty knives.

    • Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable!

      Thats not silly putty, thats spackle.

    • Interventor


  • Ozymandius

    That’s because of a pact she made with Satan

    • armedandsafe

      I’d be surprised if even Satan would trust Hillary.

      • John

        I sometimes wonder of Hillary saw “Death Becomes Her” and then had a talk with her mentor.
        He thought it was a hoot.

  • Bill

    To quote the Howie Carr Show. “Ha.” “Ha, HA Ha.”

  • Rick

    That’s so Meta …

  • Cat Hat

    you probably have to be at least 60 years old to get the punchline. the image could be transferred from the Silly Putty by pressing it onto another piece of paper. you could also distort the image by stretching the Silly Putty. didn’t realize Mr. Muir was that old.

    • Chris Muir

      I am 60!

      • JSStryker

        We are the same age Chris!

      • Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable!

        Nah, you’re 30, with 30 years experience!

      • Old Codger

        Stripling! August will see me 67 and married 46 years.

        • JTC

          Late bloomer! 65 in Aug, married 47.

        • Interventor

          71, young whippersnappers!

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    At least it’s not as permanent on R200’s skin as the impression left behind on the Nazi weasel’s hand in the movie “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

    • Fronk!

      Good point!

  • JTC

    Doesn’t work worth a shit…I have splotched silly putty all over my screen multiple times and it didn’t pick up one single DBD boobeh…

    • Bill

      Great point. If so, you could only make them bigger!

    • Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of deplorable!

      Oh good, I’m not the only one…

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      Reminds me of the blonde secretary… do we know she’s blonde? From the whiteout all over her computer monitor.

      As well as being older than dirt, that joke has SO much unPC……sexist, “abelist”, stereotype,….did I forget anything?

      • NotYetInACamp


  • DonS

    Thanks for all the links to cool stuff (Bill, and all y’all)… you broaden my cultural horizons every time! Never heard of the Geezenslaw Brothers, but now I have… ’nuff said, LOL!
    Here’s a song I found down that rabbit hole you might enjoy: “I think my dog’s a Democrat…”

    BTW, today my personal odometer rolled over 65… whoohoo! My three brothers and I grew up without a TV in the house, so the Sunday funnies were a high point in our entertainment landscape. Silly Putty showed up in our Christmas stockings one year, as did ping pong ball guns; fun times!

    • JTC

      DonS, congrats and happy b-day! My six-five moment comes in August.

      BTW, that whole Sexagenarian thing is a cruel hoax. 🙁

  • Pamela

    They still have Funny Pages out there somewhere….

  • JackDeth72

    Nice Blast From The Past, chris.

    And Wham-O \’s original Silly Putty and Super Balls are still available through Bed Bath & Beyond and numerous home aid and novelty catalogs.

    • Kafiroon

      Catalogs. Those shiny pages things next to the hole in the outhouse.
      And never mind how old I might be.

    • Interventor

      Wham-O is still around.

    • Henry

      Wow! I never realized that Silly Putty was a Wham-O product. I always thought their blockbuster entry into the market was the Frisbee. I still have the one my folks bought me in 1960, with years of play scuffs on it.

  • JTC


    That anything like this “comics section” Damon speaks of? 😉


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