Saturday, December 24, 2005
Christmas Shopping With Jr.
He asked me the other day, "Why do they use zzzzzzz to indicate sleep in cartoons?"
I told him I wasn't 100% sure, but it was a really old cartoonist technique and I always assumed it represented the sound of someone snoring.
"Snoring...like you do?"
(Poor misguided lad. This alleged snoring is a vicious rumor started by people who are awake when I am asleep)
"I don't snore."
"If I were a cartoonist, I would drop the zzzzz's and use something more realistic like, SNNNEEEEGARRRFFULLLLSNUNCKKKKKKUNNHHHH."
...now where have I heard that before?
Posted by R.Powers at 9:18 AM