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You is bringed to day Bizarro through Satisfactory Discourse.When ns submitted this cartoon main ago, i knew the would cause some confusion. Since it appeared in documents a week ago, I"ve gained dozens the emails from civilization who to be mystified by it, which method there are numerous thousands more who were equally out to sea but didn"t stroked nerves to write.The cartoon describes a video game we provided to play together children, one of those gamings that just works on who who has actually never heard it before. You obtain them come say these three words – owah, tagu, siam – slowly, prefer a chant. Climate you ask lock to go faster, stringing the native together, until they space saying, "oh what a goose ns am." Laughter ensues.This type of point comes increase from time to time, where I want to execute a cartoon based upon something I know or have actually heard or remember, yet am not sure how typical or prevalent the expertise is. I ask CHNW if she gets it and also that"s about all the study I do. She gained this one and she was elevated in Florida (I, in Oklahoma), so ns figured I"d give it a try.In enhancement to the emails indigenous the dazed and also confused, ns got virtually as many from civilization who mental the video game from childhood yet hadn"t believed of the in years. And additionally one from a reader who had actually played a dirty version of the same thing whereby the finish sentence makes reference to the speaker"s biological habits.That"s the official report ~ above the an excellent Basketball Cartoon Conundrum that 2009. Onward and upward.
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Karlsaid...

Cartoon; for those of united state unfortunate ones, that never had the pleasure of play the "Oh what a Goose i am" game, I can say that I"m sit in former of the computer now and also making up because that it. Problem is; ns can"t acquire myself come say "Goose" no matter how rapid I to speak the line. Is there a trick to this?Blog;Beginning to think there space a bunch of previous American course clowns loosened in Japan, posing together English majors/teachers.

Thursday, may 14, 2009
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doug nicodemussaid...

my man was translating gus into goose..i believed what has he got against guys called gus...i was confused all daywell yes for about a minute or so..

Thursday, may 14, 2009
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Teginsaid...

I desire that within cleaner.When I remained in the Argentinean Patagonia, were hundreds of "Engrish" layouts menus and also that kind of stuff

Thursday, may 14, 2009
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b0bsaid...

It was the mantra that Mister Natural offered to Flakey Foont. Is the older than that?

Thursday, might 14, 2009
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b0bsaid...

It was the mantra that Mister Natural offered to Flakey Foont. Is it in reality older 보다 that?

Thursday, might 14, 2009
b0bsaid...

I uncovered the recommendation I to be looking for: "Ohwha Tagoo Siam"* (Mr. Natural) / R. Crumb. 11 p. In Mr. Natural, no. 3 (1977). -- Summary: Prof. Wanowski comes for a visit and some boiled cabbage, and Billy Bob the dedicated fan do the efforts to gain some enlightenment from his guru. -- call no.: PN6728.45.A6M5no.3

Thursday, may 14, 2009
Jeremysaid...

Boy, i love just how scientific her polling is, man. You get 5-10 emails around something, and also you ASSume the 50-100 civilization felt the same way but didn"t stroked nerves emailing? the is part pretty shitty logic, I need to say. Now, if you polled at random 5-10 people and also got their opinions, maybe. Epic Fail, Dan.I observed your jab at me from your performance in December. I found it exciting that you were making to cartoon to define why dinos space not discussed in the Bible. Ns didn"t also touch top top that topic though. Words "dinosaur" to be not created until the 1800s, so of food dinosaur was not in the Bible. Yet they mention dragons a lot and behemoths i m sorry would absolutely fit the description of dinosaurs that we destruction up today.

Thursday, may 14, 2009
Penny Mitchellsaid...

"When Stinks"BWAAA HAAA HAAAAAAAAAA!!!!I really need to thrive up.

Thursday, may 14, 2009
isee3dtoosaid...

I just couldn"t number out who "Gus" was?Oh what a Gus ns am.Wasn"t reasoning bird.

Thursday, may 14, 2009
drewlsaid...

got it best away. Prospered up in phibìc idaho in the 70-80"s, if the helps any...

Thursday, may 14, 2009
Nick Lordsaid...

As kids in England we presented this as the words to the Siamese national anthem. Just the middle word to be "tana" ...

Friday, might 15, 2009
patricksaid...

I laughed as soon as I experienced the cartoon -- I fell for the joke 41 years ago when i was a 4th grader and also have never heard that since. The friend and also his sister that suckered me in assumed it to be hilarious... :)

Friday, may 15, 2009
Anonymoussaid...

There"s a rock band in san Antonio, Texas, called Sofa Kingdom. Think about it.

Friday, may 15, 2009
Unknownsaid...

"I to be sofa, king! Whee! Todd, Ed!".Repeat easily (modern version).Good post on the hulk.

Friday, may 15, 2009
Roelsaid...

Only, the coach is seeing the indigenous in this order: "siam tagu owah". Unless he"s indigenous China.(But that small inconsistancy more than likely hardly matters, to acquire the joke, if you"re currently familiar v the children"s game. Which ns wasn"t).

Friday, might 15, 2009
Pirarosaid...

Thanks to "b0b" for digging increase the origin of this. I didn"t know it was Crumb, that"s cool. If I"d known, ns would have actually spelled that the way he did.I to be just consisting of the order bu, I most likely should have spelled "TAGU" as "TAGOO." through my method of thinking, that"s just how you"d express the name "Tagu," for this reason that"s why ns went because that it.
Jeremy...my polling mechanism is an age-old formula developed by the magazine industry. Depending upon the size of her circulation, you figure there are x variety of others who feel the same means as each human being who bothers to write. My cartoon (potentially) shows up before numerous millions of eyes each day, so it isn"t outrageous to suspect there space others who feel the very same as those who write. It"s not scientific, yet it"s logical.
Roel...Players don"t have their name on the fronts of their jerseys, so i was making the leap that the coach knew what it looked prefer from behind.

Friday, might 15, 2009
Roelsaid...

"Players don"t have their surname on the fronts of their jerseys, so i was making the leap the the coach knew what the looked choose from behind."Oh okay, I"m sorry, i didn"t understand that. And also it makes sense that a coach knows who"s stand in front of him. For this reason forget I claimed anything.(I preferred the joke once I gained it about the children"s game anyway, already).

Friday, might 15, 2009
Anonymoussaid...

I"m pretty sure the gag precedes Mister Natural. I was born in 1954 and also my dad traction the prank on me, for this reason that had actually to be beforehand 60s uneven I to be Sofa Kingdom. And I don"t think mine dad had actually just heard it. Very likely to be making the ring in 1930s SoCal too.

Friday, may 15, 2009
Anonymoussaid...

I didn"t obtain the joke, since it had degraded over the year to human being asking me come spell "I cup" for them. One of two people that, or I just went to a really low-standards school.

Saturday, might 16, 2009
Karlsaid...

I just realized ns wasn"t speak the "OH" in former of "what a gus i am." By including the O sound at the start of the sentence I deserve to now say "Oh what a goose ns am" without any type of problems. Just thought this to be important sufficient that you need to know and also I"m no as mentally challenged as numerous suspect:)One of my favourites is the naughty; "Polish it in the corner"

Saturday, might 16, 2009
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Tuesday, might 19, 2009
Rainbow dragonsaid...

Hi Dan,We had this story said to us as a rite of passage as a camper in ~ Teton sink Ranch in the 60's. The story teller was "Bill" and also I won't damage his anonymity, but anyone who saw TV ranch in those job would know who ns am talk about. The asked all of us come kneel and pray, saying every word in order and they pertained to the three native American tribes that came with each other for a powwow. The Girls' season supplied Tagu, and the Boys' season offered Tana, so I've heard both versions. Bill would certainly have fifty percent of the camp up every night praying top top the log cabin porches (praying the they would gain the message), and the other fifty percent of the camp rolling on the floor laughing. I will never ever forget this (I was lucky sufficient to have actually been allow in ~ above the secret and so not too embarassed through this).Shawn, daughter that Dave Lapidary