Brevity by Dan Thompson

Brevity

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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Davy Crockett Song

  2. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    How does Davey Crockett like his pie? A la mode.

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    Aha…. Fun Etymology Fact….
    Davy Crockett fought against huge odds in many battles,
    but few people realised that the tail on his cap prevented his seeing that he was outnumbered.


    In homage, his admirers wore caps like his, but when he fell at the Alamo, they realised it would be safer to wear the tails in the back…


    This gave rise to the common expression, “Turn tail and run.”


    Reference: The Tail of Davy Crockett, 1837

  4. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, 10 months ago

    Get a whiff of that on a rainy day.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 10 months ago

    When they filmed the Daniel Boone TV show, Fess Parker, the actor who played Daniel Boone, wore a coonskin cap… despite the fact that the real Daniel Boone detested them.
    (Actually, until recently, I thought Daniel Boone was a fictional character. Hey, I’m Canadian, we learned about Champlain and Henry Hudson.)
    Did Davy Crockett ever meet Daniel Boone?

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 10 months ago

    Davey, Davey Crockett, king of the coon skin caps.

  7. olddog1

    olddog1 said, 10 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    Highly unlikely that Boone and Crockett met. Boone was about 46 years old when Crockett was born (1786) and moved to Missouri in 1799 and lived out his life there. Crockett was in Tennessee, and Congress until he went to Texas and died in 1836.

  8. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    damn it jim, you know i’m from n’awlins

  9. nazzofoggenmach

    nazzofoggenmach GoComics PRO Member said, 10 months ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    fess’ shrink would lead us to believe so

  10. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 10 months ago

    @beviek

    Few people know that the first draft of the song had the line:
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    “Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Front Tail.”
    .
    It was his Tennessee accent that confused things… And who was it that wore a skunk-skin hat?

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 10 months ago

    Bruno Zeigerts: There is no record of Crockett wearing one either. A short stovepipe was preferred by both.

  12. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 10 months ago

    @hippogriff

    It was probably just another Disney hype thing.

  13. Troy Young

    Troy Young said, 10 months ago

    Maybe we should bring Tubbs out here to explain things to you…

  14. Mike R.

    Mike R. said, 10 months ago

    Yeah Davy. You know, it’s just like sod; green side up. Or putting the potato in the front of your pants instead of the back.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    Okay, now that is funny! I still watch Davey Crockett on METV.
    -
    This isn’t rocket science, nor is it genetic engineering. (Now that is complex.)

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