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Thursday, January 6, 2011

He's Almost Famous

By "he," I mean Rick. But no one would know this unless they knew his last name, which is Oberle.

Let me explain.

About a year ago, Rick was biking with two triathletes, one of whom was cartoonist Jef Mallett, who does the daily strip Frazz.

(That's Jef with Patty, his wonderful wife and occasional guest blogger.)

In fact, Rick's first venture out after having a terrible accident that day, during which Jef and his friend Jimi helped get him safely to the hospital, was to attend Jef's book signing.

Well, on New Year's Eve Day when Rick checked into the web site as he does each morning, he saw this.

If you can click you can see it bigger! We all laughed!

17 comments:

anno said...

Too funny! I love Frazz -- this is one you need to frame! Let's hope, though, that Rick doesn't create any more material for the strip.

Laura said...

That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting!

Herzblatt said...

That`s really funny....
Did my parcel with the mouse arrive??
Best wishes
Iris

Sugar Bear said...

That is great! What a fun story and the strip will be a great keepsake (of course the fall wasn't funny!).
Karla

Linda said...

That is hilarious!!!!!!!!! I love it! And....thank you for the SUHWEET matchbox! I got it yesterday. You are such a doll! I love it!!!

Karen Owen said...

That is so funny! Yes, Rick is now famous. Hopefully, there will be no more bike accidents for him.

Nathalie Thompson said...

LOve it! Thanks for the back story. :)

Wrightboysmum said...

I love it and I'm glad it made everyone laugh,always a good thing.

beth said...

wow....no almost !
i think he is famous !!!

Jeanie said...

Famous, and with a keepsake to prove it. Very cool!

Barb said...

Thank goodness Rick is OK and can star in the cartoon!

~*~Patty S said...

How cool is that!!! Really fun to be immortalized in a comic strip! :)
Love my little twinkling star...thank you Jeanie!
oxo

Marilyn said...

How fun for you both! A very special friend. Love it!

Ruth said...

Wonderful! And most importantly because we can LAUGH about it now!!!

Phew.

Privet and Holly said...

Glad Rick's
accident didn't
keep him down....
And it's good
to have friends
to laugh with!
But, I guess you
never know what
will end up in
print....or on
a blog...hee hee!
xx Suzanne

Bella Rum said...

I hope you clipped it and framed it. Hilarious!

shoreacres said...

I remember when he went to the book signing. This is great! And remember, famous always is better than infamous - I'm not sure where "almost famous" fits in! :-)

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