In the immortal words of Bobby Hill, “Everybody LOVES a prop comedian”.
I have it on first hand knowledge that the Carrot Growers of America and the Fake Tan Association of North America both love Carrot Top. So I can only imagine that in real life, the Watermelon Growers of America probably love Gallagher. (*fingers crossed*) Above is a clip of Gallagher doing what he does best, but in slow motion. It really has to be seen to be believed. Annnnnnd if anyone is interested in a sneak peak at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s future Conan movie just skip ahead to the 1:50 mark. Needless to say, it’s pretty… uh… something.
So… here’s a funny story… which isn’t in the Bios section, but probably should be. Kennon and I have actually never met in “real” life. We live in different states on different ends of the country and we communicate mostly by instant messaging and e-mails.
Not one con?
Not one passing in airports?
Nope and nope. All these years working together and we still haven’t met. We’re great friends, but we still haven’t found a way to be in the same place at the same time. Not yet anyway. We’ve come close.
So yesterday Kennon and I were chatting in IM about today’s strip and we decided to share a little of what goes on behind the scenes:
John: It’s funny.
John: He had a heart attack.
John: And then he pulled through
John: And I wrote the strip
John: And the day I wrote it
John: He had another heart attack
John: And I thought “Whoa…. too soon…
John: But that was a while ago.
John: And he seems to be doing better now.
Kennon: holy sh*t
Kennon: yeah, I read the strip and was like, “Gallagher’s dead?? wtf?”
Kennon: had to look it up
John: No no…. the Watermellon Growers of America haven’t succeeded ….
John: He’s not dead, is he?
John: He’s still alive.
John: Okay we’re golden
John: (unless he dies tomorrow and then we’re screwed)
Kennon: that could change between now and tomorrow
John: I know I know
John: Well f*ck it