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Trunkards #151.  They must be out of their gourds.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins
A while back I posted the very first Trunkards fan artwork. Well, today I have the pleasure of bringing you the very first Trunkards fan filk, courtesy of Orpheus at Shattered Corpse.  This was inspired by last week’s 150th anniversary strip and is to the tune of Paul Simon’s “The Boy In The Bubble.”  Thanks, Orpheus!
"It was a slow dayAnd the bar was emptyBut for elephants conversing on their stools.There was a bright lightIt shattered through the ambianceIt was Slim making a grand entranceLike John Wayne into a strange saloonThese are the days of miracle and wonderThis is the long-distance callThe way the camera follows us in slo-moThe way we look to us allThe way we look to an exoplanet far awayLying fallow in its Goldilocks zoneThese are the days of miracle and wonderSo don’t cry, baby, don’t cryDon’t cryIt was a dry wineAnd it swept across their palatesLike siroccos in the hot Morroco sunbut the lads sat,Accepting and Welcoming,yet staid in what they came for,Asked what the barkeep had on tapThese are the days of miracle and wonderThis is the long-distance callThe way the camera follows us in slo-moThe way we look to us allThe way we look to an exoplanet far awayAwaiting our arrival patientlyThese are the days of miracle and wonderSo don’t cry, baby, don’t cryDon’t cryIt’s a turnaround jump shotThe Federation’s jumpstartIt’s Elon Musk and SpaceX, maybe Tesla, on the pop chartsMedicine is magical and magical is artThinking of the Boy in the BubbleAnd the baby with the baboon heartAnd I believeThese are the days of humans leaving Earth behindRadio in a growing lightspeed sphereStaccato signals of constant informationAs Blue Cowl introduces us to distant atmospheresAnd the minds there,and babyThese are the days of miracle and wonderThis is the long-distance callThe way the camera follows us in slo-moThe way we look to us all, oh yeahThe way we look to an exoplanet far awayEggs in one basket never moreThese are the days of miracle and wonderEggs in one basket nevermoreno more, no more,Eggs in one basket nevermore”

Trunkards #151.  They must be out of their gourds.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

A while back I posted the very first Trunkards fan artwork. Well, today I have the pleasure of bringing you the very first Trunkards fan filk, courtesy of Orpheus at Shattered Corpse.  This was inspired by last week’s 150th anniversary strip and is to the tune of Paul Simon’s “The Boy In The Bubble.”  Thanks, Orpheus!


"It was a slow day
And the bar was empty
But for elephants conversing on their stools.

There was a bright light
It shattered through the ambiance
It was Slim making a grand entrance
Like John Wayne into a strange saloon

These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long-distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all
The way we look to an exoplanet far away
Lying fallow in its Goldilocks zone
These are the days of miracle and wonder
So don’t cry, baby, don’t cry
Don’t cry

It was a dry wine
And it swept across their palates
Like siroccos in the hot Morroco sun
but the lads sat,
Accepting and Welcoming,
yet staid in what they came for,
Asked what the barkeep had on tap

These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long-distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all
The way we look to an exoplanet far away
Awaiting our arrival patiently
These are the days of miracle and wonder
So don’t cry, baby, don’t cry
Don’t cry

It’s a turnaround jump shot
The Federation’s jumpstart
It’s Elon Musk and SpaceX, maybe Tesla, on the pop charts
Medicine is magical and magical is art
Thinking of the Boy in the Bubble
And the baby with the baboon heart

And I believe
These are the days of humans leaving Earth behind
Radio in a growing lightspeed sphere
Staccato signals of constant information
As Blue Cowl introduces us to distant atmospheres
And the minds there,
and baby

These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long-distance call
The way the camera follows us in slo-mo
The way we look to us all, oh yeah
The way we look to an exoplanet far away
Eggs in one basket never more
These are the days of miracle and wonder
Eggs in one basket nevermore
no more, no more,
Eggs in one basket nevermore”

Trunkards #150. Yes, we’ve actually made it to #150, thanks to the continuing support of all the Trunkards fans on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and all the forums where we appear.  Many thanks to you all.  I hope we continue to bring a smile to your faces for many years to come. As you see, I’ve also thrown in a little anniversary present for you.  What do you think?  Kickstarter time?  :D

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #149. Our first celebrity endorsement!
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #149. Our first celebrity endorsement!

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #148.  And Daneel would have smiled.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #148.  And Daneel would have smiled.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #147.  They don’t call him ‘Big Guy’ for nothing.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #147.  They don’t call him ‘Big Guy’ for nothing.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #146. It would be nice if they all would just STFU.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #146. It would be nice if they all would just STFU.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #145. I find it all very dissapointing.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #145. I find it all very dissapointing.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #144.  Here’s thweek’s Trunktoon.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #144.  Here’s thweek’s Trunktoon.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #143. What do we have in common?  Just everything.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #143. What do we have in common?  Just everything.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #142. Rest in peace, Robin Williams.
Depression is a deadly disease. It’s also a treatable disease. Just like diabetes or high blood pressure. If you ever feel like killing yourself, go see a doctor.
© 2014 Rick Hutchins

Trunkards #142. Rest in peace, Robin Williams.

Depression is a deadly disease. It’s also a treatable disease. Just like diabetes or high blood pressure. If you ever feel like killing yourself, go see a doctor.

© 2014 Rick Hutchins