Monday, September 20, 2010

The Fib Bianchi Sequence

Count to 10 and breathe a collective sigh of relief. The lost Louis Bianchi cartoon has been discovered. The commodious McHenryCountyBlog has the skinny on what has up to now been an enduring Internet mystery:
when I saw the Northwest Herald's editorial cartoon with McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi holding an umbrella from which rain was falling, I knew the inspiration. It was Joe Brfsplk. He's the guy who perpetually walked around with a rain cloud over his head. I don't see the cartoon online, so I can't link you to it.
Northwest Herald Cartoonist Inspired by Al Capp
As mysteries go this one rivals Amelia Earhart, Judge Crater and the Mary Celeste all rolled into one. A LakeCountyEye ad-hoc phalanx of deep-web/2.0 haxors have recently uncovered both the whereabouts and a facsimile of the fabled cartoon:
Sharp-eyed operatives will note that the McHenryCountyBlog n00bs were foiled by the lowly typo: Anyone googling Joe Brfsplk would be lucky not to be redirected to a Kyrgyzstan porno site.

The lovable Li'l Abner sidekick in question is of course Joe Btfsplk. Who, sharp-eyed operatives will note, only cursorily resembles Louis Bianchi.

The indicted McHenry County State's Attorney actually is a dead-ringer for Fredo Corleone. The NorthWest Herald cartoonist must've not had a picture of Bianchi to draw from.


Bianchi Rendition
LakeCountyEye Bonus Lightning Round!

Can You Match the Statement with the Character?
  • I know it was you, Fredo.
  • How else would you pronounce it?
  • Under this same scrutiny, most public officials in America could be indicted by an out-of-control special prosecution.
    LakeCountyEye Lightning Round contest void where prohibited.

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