One-Eighth of a Tank

Elmer Fudd answered, “Simple, Bugs, when I put on my right shoe, the other one is left.” WHA…??? I crumpled the small, waxed-paper comic strip and threw it toward a nearby trash bin. I didn’t “get” the joke; and something else was off: mainly, in that comic strip, Elmer Fudd didn’t substitute w’s for r’s like he did on the screen when Mel Blanc gave him voice for the Warner Brothers animated shorts. I was six-years-old sitting on a wooden pallet behind McBroom’s Grocery Store. I had…