Like most timid little animals the world over, my cat hates the fourth of July. So instead of an explosive post today about fireworks --or one about crazy neighbors who have been shooting off fireworks for about a month now already anyway-- here's a couple of cute Sleeping Lena tales from a mid-40's ACG, 130 page, one-shot issue called Merry-Go-Round. This is a hilarious, and very unusual concept for a funny animal comic concerning a down-on-her-luck cat girl searching for employment, who then royally screws everything up because she simply can't stay awake on the job. A wild, cat scratch fever dream of silly surreal adventures follows, and always leading poor lil Lena to a nightmarish boiling point. It's a real shame, and though I'm not 100% certain of this, I believe these are the only two Sleeping Lena stories ever produced by Erich F. T. Schenk (someone please correct me if I'm wrong, because I'd love to see more.) Lovely art too. Anyway, everyone have a fun, and safe, and very happy 4th today too-- and don't blow your paws off!