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Should Carver have a catchphrase?

carver-asteriskBart Simpson, Ren & Stimpy, Bugs Bunny: great cartoon characters have great catchphrases. Which is why, when I look at my work on Falling Rock, I see a huge missing piece in the story of Carver the owl. He’s got no catchphrase.

Carver has plenty to say on just about any topic. He’s had his share of one-liners, zingers, gotchas, and bogeys. One thing he doesn’t have is a line to which he can repeatedly return, in good times and bad, in sickness and health, that will automatically deliver the laffs.

Should Carver’s catchphrase be witty? Sarcastic? Adorable? Maddening? All it really needs to be is short enough to fit on t-shirts, mugs, bumper stickers, boxer briefs, gallon jars of mayonnaise, and of course frilly placemats.

During this summer hiatus of Falling Rock, I’ll be considering what Carver’s catchphrase should be. You, dear readers, can help! Just comment below and we’ll see if Carver can return in the fall with a hilarious catchphrase that will rocket the owl into the national spotlight. Or merely become more annoying with each passing utterance. Either way.

3 replies on “Should Carver have a catchphrase?”

He can use my line. Whenever someone is making too much sense, criticizing me or otherwise not doing what I want them to, I derail the entire conversation with a very quick "Why do you hate America?"

Glad to have you back from vacation, Shaft.

Carver does wonder why everybody around him is so unpatriotic.

Man, I've been giving this some serious thought, but all I can come up with so far is "These pretzels are making me thirsty."


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