I see something and instantly have to call The Hoag.
Nobody else comes to mind.
It's a question that's laid dormant for years. It's never even entered our minds. Or yours. Yet it really was always there.
Floating on the surface.
Sitting there. Unanswered. Unasked.
For decades it sat. In plain view for anybody with a brain.
I knew The Hoag would have the answer. He had to have the answer. I hoped he would have the answer.
I was nervous.
I dialed up his number (actually I pushed one button as he is on speed dial for just such a situation)
::rrrring rrrring:: ::ringring:: (actually not really a ring...more of a beepbeep or something)
It felt like forever.
But he answered.
I took a deep breath and asked the question.
I could practically see his heart stop. (Or did it beat quicker? I really have no clue as we were on the phone.)
Hoag said one word...if in fact it was a word.
A stunned Hoag could only answer with a hushed: "Woo!"
I paused. Re-grouped, and then asked him again. We discussed. We used logic.
We had no real answer. We were flummoxed. If in fact flummoxed is a word.
We discussed some more.
But we really had no idea who was faster...Speedy Gonzalez or the Road Runner.
None at all.
Thank you to DC Comics for raising this question in the new Looney Tunes comic, issue #165 avaialble at your local comic retailer. To find a comic shop in your area call 1-888-Comic Book or look on the internet at http://csls.diamondcomics.com/