Time for another Uncle $crooge comics plurk~ We cover two Barks stories today: The time Scrooge's G-rated drug addiction landed him in a collar, and the time his fortune erupted up an oil derrick because he's blind as all get out.
For once we start out not in Scrooge's office directly but in the Money Bin, where he's had a long day (of.... counting money), and wants to relax with his favorite nutmeg tea. Except there's none of the special nutmegs he uses, and doesn't look like there will be ever again.
FINALLY, just in case you'd like to try it yourself (not the high part, just nutmeg as a tea), there's a recipe for that. With all due warnings, though it takes pretty large doses to create the truly blech effects.
Alright, moving on from high ducks to blind ducks, now we come to The Money Well, first printed in Uncle Scrooge 21 (YEAH WE'RE GOING WAY BACK THERE) in 1958, though these images will be from the reprint in 209 in 1984.
This is one of the stories I remember reading as a little kid, and when I say "I learned to read on Uncle Scrooge comics" I mean it. This is probably my favorite one and I've got a lot of fond memories of it, so just consider bitty Zumi sitting on the couch with this comic, reading it over and over and over X3
Some discussion leads them to think (reasonably? any geologists(?) in the crowd?) that there's oil/petroleum pressure that created the hill, and bring their oil rig back. News which does no favor to Scrooge.
As an aside, when old Barks tales started getting reprinted in the Uncle Scrooge Adventures line, Don Rosa did some covers depicting scenes. This story was one of them, it's the money well explosion there, and it's GREAT. Remind me to get it after I'm done.
Bringing back this plurk just because I found a HMM sort of gag in a completely different comic, regarding nutmegs. That suddenly, that third to last panel is just really funny in a (possibly) unintentional way.