(From “Target Comics” volume 2, number 4, 1941.)
Elmer could run for president and explain he lived through this by saying he didn’t inhale.
“By cracky-heck?” I will use this as my new curse phrase! Challenge accepted!
“Hey-Elmer! C’mere quick!”
“What? Ew, what is that?”
“He-he-he That’s my cracky-heck gas.”
By cracky-heck! A rug made out of pepperoni pizza!
God that one stunk hey bubba come smell this!
And then they both died
Cracky-Heck was a minor deity of the ancient Sumerians. He was the god of pungent seeping, and invoking his name allegedly protected the speaker from deadly gases. He was later adopted by a few obscure Roman sects, who called him Beanogassex.
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