Gasoline Alley by Jim Scancarelli

Gasoline Alley

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  1. BuzzDog

    BuzzDog said, over 6 years ago

    I just noticed that the newspaper is the GASette…pretty clever.

  2. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    Good spotting, Buzz.

  3. axe-grinder

    axe-grinder said, over 6 years ago

    Perhaps Walt was in espionage, performing various impossible missions he chose to accept, and his actions are still disavowed by the Secretary.

  4. BuzzDog

    BuzzDog said, over 6 years ago

    Gweedo and axe, I’ve got to figure out why you guys can bold and italicize text in your comments, but for some reason my HTML tags aren’t working…

  5. marchman

    marchman said, over 6 years ago

    @BuzzDog Go read Pibgorn here at GoComics. there is a link on how to use HTML here. Also tyou just might like the story and join the resat of of on the couch of confusion.

  6. BuzzDog

    BuzzDog said, over 6 years ago

    Thanks, marchman!

    I didn’t get the links in your post, so I Goggled “Pibgorn site:gocomics.com” and found the page you referenced.

    Now that you’ve helped me, I’ve got it…really, I’ve got it!!!

  7. George Strum

    George Strum said, over 6 years ago

    I understand Jim has an obligation to continue to age his characters until Skeezix hits 100 himself . Then the cast will “freeze” in time wherever they are at until GA ends whenever or if ever it does. I can’t understand why Jim has not focused more on the younger generation like Chip’s kids or Rover’s kids. Too much on Slim, Clovia, Joel and Rufus.

  8. George Strum

    George Strum said, over 6 years ago

    I understand Jim has an obligation to continue to age his characters until Skeezix hits 100 himself . Then the cast will “freeze” in time wherever they are at until GA ends whenever or if ever it does. I can’t understand why Jim has not focused more on the younger generation like Chip’s kids or Rover’s kids. Too much on Slim, Clovia, Joel and Rufus.

  9. harebell

    harebell said, over 6 years ago

    Wasn’t Walt in the Navy? I have that impression…so he wouldn’t have been a doughboy….

  10. harebell

    harebell said, over 6 years ago

    http://firstworldwar.cloudworth.com/still-living-veterans-of-world-war-one.php

    This gives a little info about each from the various countries and an entry when they die. Not too many left. Henry Allingham of the UK died last year at 113.

  11. rmbdot

    rmbdot said, over 6 years ago

    “So, Walt is 110 years old. Glad that mystery is cleared up.”

    I’m no expert on the history of GA and the characters, but I think there was a strip this past Christmas or New Year’s that also put Walt’s age at 110.

    Yeah, Christmas, I think! Something about an elf asking Santa if there was a typo on the “good children” list: “This Walt Wallet, Santa - Should he be 1999 instead of 1899?”

    I think I had the age figured wrong (too low) in some recent discussion about how long Gertie has been working for them.

  12. oldbooger

    oldbooger said, over 6 years ago

    Walt is truly an American tradition.

  13. Sydney Phillips

    Sydney Phillips GoComics PRO Member said, over 6 years ago

    I agree, panel 3 showing the aging of Skeezix.

  14. MaxStarmanJones

    MaxStarmanJones said, over 6 years ago

    Finally, this is the strip I’ve been waiting for. With the death of Jack Babcock last week, Frank Buckles and Walt Wallet are the only WWI veterans alive.

    Buckles is still very active, by the way. Just a month or two ago he was lobbying in Washington for a new WWI memorial.

    According to the Gerentology Research Group, there are only two men left on earth who are documented to have been born in the 1800s. One is Walter Richardson, an American in Montana. The other is in Japan. So Walt, from 1899, is in a rather exclusive group.

    By the way, there are over a dozen women worldwide who were born in the 1800’s. They just seem to live longer.

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