March 31 2012, 06:42 AM
Definitely Herbert. Maybe.
Re: All I Got Left is My THREAD BOMBS!
And even earlier, "Solomon Grundy," published by James Orchard Halliwell in 1842
Born on a Monday,
Christened on Tuesday,
Married on Wednesday,
Took ill on Thursday,
Grew worse on Friday,
Died on Saturday,
Buried on Sunday.
That was the end,
Of Solomon Grundy
Also published by Halliwell at around the same time was a version of this "fortune-telling" song:
Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
(The original story for the Star Trek episode may have drawn from a version in which "Friday's child is full of woe.")
Dinosaurs are just really, really big chickens.