Henry Payne by Henry Payne

Henry Payne

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  1. Sr NONliberal

    Sr NONliberal said, almost 4 years ago

    16.3 trillion reasons this isn’t funny.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    I have to agree with Sr NONliberal on this. Though Mr. Payne may be right. The stooges spent way too much time fighting with each other and only “saved the day” at the last moment. But everyone still ended up with pie in the face. Boehnor must be Shemp in this depiction. Curley was way too nice to be a politician.

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 4 years ago

    Curly was known to be a shameless, slobbering hedonist in real life. It’s partly what killed him at an early age and made his brothers too sad to effectively continue with the stooges.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 4 years ago

    Got there is a lot of truth here all they are missing is Nancy!

  5. Ransom D Stone

    Ransom D Stone said, almost 4 years ago

    Pain never fails to offend.

  6. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    Awww…Chillbilly, you made me as sad as when I found out how Alfalfa from “Our Gang” died. I never read anything about the stooges in real life, I just liked Curley’s character the best.
    Howgozit, i totally agree.

  7. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 4 years ago

    On TV yesterday, a small business owner in New York, whose small business was destroyed by Sandy, compared congress’ response to the response to the last disaster in Haiti. Ouch.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 4 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    According to Moe Howard’s biography of the Three Stooges, Curly basically died of a broken heart. Because of his screen personality, and his intentionally-buffoonlike appearance, he was not a big hit with the ladies. Also, the fact that they were paid basically nothing to produce those films was made worse by the Screen Actors Guild’s decision to exempt films made before sometime in the 1950s from royalties. In other words, none of the Stooges gets a penny from the re-runs on TV. Interestingly, the President of the Screen Actors Guild at that time: Ronald Reagan.

    You’ll notice I didn’t touch the subject of the cartoon. But I know you are interested in correctness, so I offered what I know. Happy New Year, Mr. Downs.

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Thank you I Play One,
    You continue to be considerate beyond the quality of your comments. I knew the stooges, like many performers of their time, received little compensation and no royalties for their services. I believe it was in the 1990’s that many blues musicians started to get some payment from the rock bands who had become famous playing the music of much older, but less known, artists.
    Correctness is important, but less so than objectivity and respectfullness. An open mind welcomes constructive criticisms and corrections and I do strive to keep an open mind.
    I like your description of Curley more than the one offered by Chillbilly.
    I look forward to your continued comments on these forums.

  10. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    An overall comment on the two previous posts is “we’ve gotten better” about ensuring that professional entertainers (artists, singers, athletes, etc) are given fair compensation for their services. It’s called “Law”, and it helps entrepreneurs make a fair living by their brush.

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