Hamster Month Continues on Brainpan Leakage, the final toon…
Image Copyright © M. R. Sellars – A number of months after I went to work for the new company they started a division that ran an internet service provider, site host, and access point service. In addition to my duties as a bench tech, I was charged with running and maintaining those servers and dialup accounts (Yeah, dialup… We had ISDN pipes from bigger clients too, but this was pre-DSL)… And so came this cartoon of Merp surfing the web. This was in the early days of the “Virtual” world, and just for fun, Merp is wearing his VR Goggles, VR Gloves, and riding his virtual surfboard in an oddly “STTNG Holodeck” sort of room.
And there you have it. The only 8 Merp The Tech Hamster toons still in existence – to my knowledge, at least.
Maybe I need to start a new chapter… “Merp The Author Hamster and his Sidekick/Owner Ex-Nuclear Physicist Turned Dominatrix, Evil Kat”…
More to come…
Murv (aka Merp!)
Hamster Month Continues on Brainpan Leakage…
Image Copyright © M. R. Sellars – Phyllis had a son who happened to be an extremely cool kid. He’s probably all grown up now – in fact, chronologically, he most certainly is, because back then he was about the same age as my own offspring is now. At any rate, he and some friends from school had formed themselves a band, and called themselves “NERPH”. The truth is, they really couldn’t play the instruments all that well, and none of them had any real musical experience, but they beat and strummed anyway, while singing parodies of popular songs. As I am given to understand, the lyrics captioned in the picture were a parody of a Pearl Jam song titled Animal. Their version – which also became the name of their fictional debut album – was titled, Urinal. The sum of the lyrics that were ever relayed to me are for the most part depicted above. “I’m like a bomb, I gotta lit fuse, I gotta pee…”
I later found out that Phyllis’s son was ecstatic over this particular toon and kept a copy of it tacked on his wall for quite some time. I’m sure he’s forgotten about it now, but hey, it still exists and it entertained him at the time.
More to come…