Pluggers by Gary Brookins

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, about 5 years ago

    That takes me back longer than I would like to admit!

  2. wanderwolf

    wanderwolf said, about 5 years ago

    A miss, a kiss A sudden swerve Watch out That you Don’t miss the curve! Burma Shave

    Or, my two personal favorites:

    He thought “Proper Distance” Bunk. They pulled him out Of some guy’s trunk. Burma Shave

    To pass On hills It takes a dope, Unless you have A periscope. Burma Shave

  3. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    In this vale of toil and sin your head grows bald but not your chin. Burma Shave.

    I believe that one is in the Smithsonian.

  4. LuvThemPluggers

    LuvThemPluggers said, about 5 years ago

    Oh, good one today! I remember traveling Route 66, mid 1940’s with my parents reading those signs aloud and just laughing!
    Everything was funny until ol’ Bessie threw a water pump. But not to worry, Dad always carried an extra!

  5. Chris Maple

    Chris Maple said, about 5 years ago

    Ben Met Anna Made a hit Neglected beard Ben-Anna split Burma Shave

  6. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    His face Was smooth And cool as ice And oh! Louise! He smelled so nice

    Burma-Shave

    Thanks Gary, for some great memories, of course, I was just a little girl, but I remember those signs! I also have a book of the sayings.

  7. olddog1

    olddog1 said, about 5 years ago

    Angels who guard you When you drive All retire At 65

    Burma Shave

  8. durtclaw

    durtclaw said, about 5 years ago

    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, one and all, from a child of the Forties.

  9. SofaKing

    SofaKing said, about 5 years ago

    Salesmen, travelers Camper-outers All you other Whisker sprouters Don’t forget your Burma Shave

  10. Rhadamanthus

    Rhadamanthus said, about 5 years ago

    Men with whiskers ‘Neath their noses should be kissin’ Eskimoses Burma Shave

  11. Gary Brookins

    Gary Brookins GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Thank you all for your own Burma Shave favorites! I remember the signs well when, as a youngster, we would be traveling through Northwest Florida (my old stomping grounds), Alabama and Georgia. My ol’ dad would get so excited when he saw the Burma Shave signs ahead, and would read them aloud as we passed them by. Years after they disappeared, he got a book, “Verse By the Side of the Road” ( I think it was called ). I always got a chuckle reading those very, very clever verses.

  12. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    That’s it Gary, that’s the book I have! I’ll bet it’s not in print anymore, sadly!

  13. Gary Brookins

    Gary Brookins GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Don’t know if it can still be found. And I’m not sure where my dad got it. But he loved quoting those old sayings. One of his favorites (I can still hear him quoting it) was: “Grandpa knows … it’s not too late … he’s gone to get … some widow bait … Burma Shave … My biggest regret is that he didn’t live to see “Pluggers” … he died in 1994 of Parkinson’s Disease, three years before I started working on Pluggers. But he would have loved them! My dad was a radio and TV personality in Florida back in the 40s, 50s and 60s. I sure do miss him!

  14. Gary Brookins

    Gary Brookins GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Some of you may want a sneak-preview of my blog featuring my paintings, as well as an occasional Plugger ‘toon:’

    rustybumpers.blogspot.com

    A link will be appearing soon in the Pluggers panel.

  15. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    For early Morning Pep and bounce A brand new product We announce Burma-Shave

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