On bald heads, shampoo and learning Spanish 8/09/19

Let’s get something straight. Bald jokes are NOT funny. Okay? You think anybody WANTS to be bald? They don’t. Which gets us to shampoo. The funny part isn’t using shampoo on a bald head, well, maybe it’s a little bit funny, but the REALLY funny part is not being able to read the label, ‘cause who wears glasses in the shower? This causes many complications. For instance, which bottle is the shampoo, which is the conditioner and which one is body wash? And if you accidentally pour body wash on your bald head, does it really make a difference? Here’s a hint. We were both in advertising for over 3 decades (and worked on Herbal Essences Shampoo among other products) and the actual LATHER doesn’t even make a difference. The manufacturers just make the shampoo suds up because they know YOU think it makes a difference. At any rate, this first comic isn’t about any of that. It’s about your memory. Or lack thereof. Did I lather, rinse and repeat, or have I just lathered for the first time. Another hint, once is enough. Even if you’ve got a full head of hair, but that’s another story for another time.

Onto our other comic this week. A suggestion came from one of our readers to tackle the subject of foreign travel. A subject near and dear to the hearts of our audience. Who among us hasn’t wished they had taken time to learn the native language, once they’re in a foreign country? Reading a menu, giving directions to a taxi driver, asking a person on the street how or where to get or see something. Many of us think that if we just speak more slowly and much louder, with a lot of hand gestures thrown in, we can get our point across. Not so for our intrepid character Al. He goes the full Rosetta Stone. Only problem is he happens to learn the wrong language.

That’s it for this week. Enjoy the beautiful August sunshine and we’ll see you next week. In the words of Mets slugger Pete Alonso, LFGM (Let’s F-ing Go Mets!)

Andy and John