Before he began writing “Bloom County”, Berke Breathed did a cartoon for the student newspaper at the University of Texas which included the character that became Steve Dallas.
In one cartoon, he shows Steve going into a Burger King. The girl behind the counter says cheerily “Welcome to Burger King! May I have your order?”
“Yes,” says Steve. “I’d like a double meat Whopper with cheese all the way but without the bun.”
“But, sir,” said the girl, “the bun comes with it.”
“I don’t care, says Steve testily, “I want a double meat Whopper with cheese all the way but without the bun.”
“Look,” says the girl, “you get the bun for free. It’s part of the sandwich...”
“What does that sign say?,” asks Steve, pointing at the counter.
“Have it your way,” she says.
“Well, MY way is a double meat Whopper with cheese all the way without the bun. Are you going to get me that?”
“But, sir, it’s just a slogan.”
“Yeah, and Watergate is just a hotel. Now gimme my double meat Whopper with cheese all the way without the bun!”
“Okay, okay,” she relents. She leans into the microphone and speaks “One double meat Whopper with cheese all the way without the bun. Yes, you heard me. Without the bun.”
Turning back to Steve and trying to regain her composure, she asks, “Will there be anything else?”
“Yeah, I’d like a large strawberry shake without the cup.”
Bloom County was the best. There will never be another.