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Kip W

I used to read library books, back when the library had books older than me. This included joke books, and that's where I found Little Lulu jokes, a whole genre of anecdotes, sometimes like Little Willie in prose (Lulu's brother fell off the crow's nest, and Little Lulu laughed and laughed because she knew he couldn't stand a hard ship) and sometimes edging toward blue ("I can't see my hand in front of my face," said her boyfriend, and Little Lulu laughed and laughed because she knew his hand wasn't in front of his face). You can probably guess—if you didn't know already—what the fixed formula of the type was. There was a whole section of them in one of the books I checked out. To my surprise, it must not have been 10,000 Jokes, Toasts, and Stories by the Copelands, because I just checked.

Kip W

Thanks for the Ward Sutton link. Great stuff. I see he lives in my home town, which I stepped away from for a moment in 1980 and couldn't ever afford to come back to.


Kip W -- I saw those kind of jokes ascribed to Little Audrey. You may know that when Fleischer (later Famous) Studios lost their license to make Little Lulu cartoons, they created Little Audrey, who was ultimately bought by Harvey and is supposed to get a new series of Netflix soon.

Mike Peterson

Brad's right -- those are Little Audreys, and the character is not to be confused with Little Dot, who came later.

Neither of them to be confused with the Lulu who had a steamboat. You may Google "Lulu" and "steamboat."

Don't Google "Lulu," "Bang" and "Duck."


Yes, Little Dot is a separate character. Along with her BFF Little Lotta and Audrey, they're known as the Harvey Girls.

As I mentioned, they're getting a new series, one of six DreamWorks is developing for Netflix. Here's the press release for "Harvey Street Kids":

"From its never-ending games of kickball to the infinite flavors of its ice cream truck to the greatest climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday. And that’s largely thanks to the Harvey Girls – Audrey, Lotta, and Dot – the block’s self-appointed guardians and the world’s bestest BFFs. They will do whatever it takes to keep Harvey Street the best block to never grow up on and transform every afternoon into a wild adventure. From executive producer Brendan Hay (Dawn of the Croods, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and Emmy-nominated supervising producer Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas & Ferb, Descendants: Wicked World), the series will be available to Netflix members worldwide in 2018." (Emphasis added.)

Kip W

Argh! You're right, I was wrong. Little Audrey, of course. They say the brain's the first thing to dishwasher.

Now, Little Dot is easy enough to distinguish. I wrote her an epitaph once.

Mary McNeil

Thanks for the good news about Little Lulu ! My originals are pretty worn out.


Just recently Facebook changed on me to make it even more difficult to find a post I been trying to comment on, only to have Facebook's systems fail in some way. Often closing the comment section entirely with no way to reopen, or just causing the entire page to reload as it tried to bring up some modal box to do it in... I don't know, all I know is that Facebook is never the same day to day, as they seem to be beta testing the worst of the worst on me.

Anyways, back to point, since I'm looking for something recent, looking for it at the top of full feed is, of course, hopeless. So I was typically just going to the person's wall directly to find the post. Which worked pretty well... until a couple a couple days ago. Now, they show at the top of those pages the things they have NOT been showing me from that person (and it's labelled as such). I have not found a button yet to stop this behaviour, or just get to the recent posts... I have, in fact, not been able to find some posts after scrolling down page after page. Suggesting that they're deciding to avoid showing me things that they have very recently shown me, at all costs.


What was the one where someone was both surprised and pleased...surprised because...and pleased because...?

Kip W

Twitter's obnoxious, too. Using TweetDeck, when it's scrolling past and I want to see a particular tweet, it gives a lurch and I never see the tweet again. If I'm clicking down carefully, one at a time, it will give a lurch and, again, I will never find it again. So far, every interface I've tried is annoying in several ways. There's no pleasing some people, and I'm at least one of them.

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