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commented on Mutt & Jeff
2 days ago
What the world needs now is more of those 15 cent Franks!
commented on Alley Oop
15 days ago
Wonder if Guz will take one look at Alley’s spots, decide that Wizer’s prediction of a catastrophic epidemic has come true – and release the Wizer in order to take care of Alley’s spots. Can’t figure out why both Gasoline Alley and Alley Oop are featuring impending blessed events in the same week. Makes you wonder if Chipper will land in Moo long enough to take care of the boom in Moo’s population! Be interesting if impending arrival in Moo turned out to be an ancestor of Dr. Wonmug’s! Maybe the reason Wizer was hanging out with the Lemians was because he had found a lady friend in Lem?
commented on Gasoline Alley
20 days ago
I am guessing that Chipper will be on hand for the delivery. I used to work for the Forest Service. I was Smokey the Bear! When kids wrote in to ask questions about the forest and all, I answered their letters, sent maps and interesting information to them and even had a Paw Print stamp which I used to “sign” my letters. I worked for the Forest Service back in the early 60s. One of the shining moments which I remember is getting to meet Lassie and Robert Bray, the actor who appeared as Lassie’s Forest Service owner. A number of Lassie episodes were filmed in and near our forest area. So – looking forward to Chipper riding to the rescue!
commented on Nancy
25 days ago
MONDAY – August 8 – is Esther Williams Day at Turner Classic Movies. Esther Williams movies were popular during the 40s and 50s. From 1945 to 1949, Esther Williams had at least one film listed among the 20 highest-grossing films of the year.During that same time period – back in the days when Aunt Fritzi, Phil, Nancy and Sluggo each had their OWN comic book series – Aunt Fritzi and Phil spent a LOT of their date time at the beach. Besides living to the age of 92, Esther Williams (August 8, 1921 – June 6, 2013) – ALSO established her own line of swimwear and was responsible for synchronized swimming being recognized as an Olympic sport.
Following are some links to pictures of Aunt Fritzi and Phil on a variety of dates – but – primarily – dates enjoying the out of doors – quite frequently – at the beach or beside the lake – Enjoy!
FRITZI AND PHIL ON A “DANCING” DATEhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/54/65/a0/5465a0a2efbd6b49917086eb34ffbe20.jpg
FRITZI AND PHIL AT THE BEACHhttp://goodgirlcomics.com/wordpress1/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/File416.jpg
FITZI AND PHIL – STILL AT THE BEACHhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/53/b2/f4/53b2f4c01817e0c940fca2a6424bc4e6.jpg
FRITZI AND PHIL – AT THE LAKEhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0c/70/b4/0c70b4c31916e4adb888817d8f64710e.jpg
FRITZI AND PHIL IN THE GARDENhttp://images.comiccollectorlive.com/covers/fba/fba0ca8d-6f43-4c07-b5a7-845dbfa50597.jpg
FRITZI AND PHIL IN THE GARDEN – AGAINhttp://static2.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/0/3125/1113080-uc10.jpg
FRITZI AND PHIL PICNIC IN THE COUNTRYhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b1/c8/8e/b1c88e7107749fa5ff02a494f05a1e78.jpg
FRITZI VACATIONS ON A RANCHhttp://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V5Pj78A8BYE/VawdO6znhsI/AAAAAAAALmk/BjaSzhBWrwU/s1600/1170412224_FritziRitz-430801.jpg
FRITZI AND PHIL AT THE BEACHhttps://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/8e/40/3d/8e403d56509a75f2fae04dcfce671736.jpg
FRITZI RITZ VACATIONS IN THE COUNTRYhttps://bbs.boingboing.net/uploads/boingboing/55134/9f43ee2b44d36afd.gif
FRITZI AND PHIL AT THE BEACHhttp://cartoonsnap.com/blogspot/images/MoreFritziRitzcomicsbyNancysErnieBushmil_D57D/FritziRitz0311.jpg
commented on Mutt & Jeff
30 days ago
RE – @manzarali1965 manzarali1965 said, about 9 hours ago
How many years ago?
I am guessing that this is at some point during the Depression – probably the mid-30s – Around 80 years ago. Cartoon shows BOTH of them working, but still close to broke. There is an old Gene Autry movie from the 30s, where Smiley asks Gene to loan him a quarter so he can take his girl to a movie, then stop off at the diner for a cup of coffee and a hamburger later. So – two movie tickets plus two (endless) cups of coffee plus two burgers adding up to 25 cents seems like it is in the same ball park at Mutt and Jeff’s Loaf of Bread and pound of meat for 15 cents. In those days, of course, the hamburger you got at the local diner was the equivalent of today’s quarter-pounder, the buns most likely were home made and fresh out of the oven and the order usually included your choice of AT LEAST one hash-browned, mashed, baked or French-fried potato. If you picked the mashed potato, it would come with a gravy boat full of Country Gravy. The baked potato would come with an unlimited supply of fresh butter – usually just churned in the kitchen an hour ago. The hamburger would also include one entire tomato – sliced. Tomatoes were usually beefsteak tomatoes – which were as big around as the hamburger. Also, your plate would include AT LEAST one large kosher dill pickle. You would need to slice the pickle yourself – none of that pre-sliced stuff going on yet. IF you were so bold as to ask for potato CHIPS – and the chef was in a good mood – you would ALSO receive one whole potato, sliced thin and freshly fried – NO ONE at the average local diner was about to run out and “buy” anything which was pre-packaged! Pre-packaged stuff cost (shudder!) money! Usually whatever potato landed on your plate had either been grown in the diner’s garden out back – or in the home garden of the chef or one of the diner’s other employees. Likewise, the cream used for the butter would have come from a cow which could belong to the diner’s owner, the chef, or one of the other employees at the diner. I know – my mother worked at a cafe in Scott City, Kansas, during the Depression. She was appalled as diner service dwindled down to next to nothing – at the same time that diner prices were skyrocketing into the stratosphere!
commented on Alley Oop
about 1 month ago
RE – billdi GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago
Carole has no talent for dialogue, proper characterization or narrative pace. no escaping prisoner would stand there and chat with his guard …proving once again that the benders are simply padding out and mailing in this idiotic sequence, and this strip.
RE – no escaping prisoner would stand there and chat with his guard …
Technically speaking – that is not ALWAYS true. Recently, there was a bit on You Tube from a surveillance camera which showed some inmates breaking OUT of their cells in order to help a guard, who had suddenly been stricken with a heart attack.
This particular Lemian soldier looks to me like he was one of the soldiers who was trying to convince Alley to persuade Guz to let SOME of Tunk’s soldiers have refugee status in Moo – because they were afraid that Tunk would make live unbearable for them if they continued to tr to live in Lem. So – maybe – this soldier just wants a little free time in order to check out his refugee status with Alley.
There is always the possibility that ALL of Wizer’s “potions” are nothing more than brightly colored sugar water and that Wizer has depended on the power of positive thinking for ALL of his ’cures" for generations!
July 4 of 2006 – Moo prepares for Moo fest and Guz prepares to bore the populace with the reading of the history of the war between Moo and Lem. In the meantime, Uumpah has decided that she is jealous of another Moovian cook – because everyone in Moo is rushing over to her place to taste her newly smoked ribs. Uumpah consults Wizer for a way to show up her rival and Wizer arrives at Moofest with a secret concoction – which Uumpah hopes will upstage the new “ribs” star of Moo. However, when Wizer’s “surprises” suddenly explodes all over the ribs – everyone declares Wizer’s invention a very tasty concoction – thereby inventing the very first barbecue sauce!
Guess they are saving the fireworks as a “surprise” for tomorrow! Bet Alley ends up looking like one of the Sons of Liberty – who just got finished with the Battle of Bunker Hill!
commented on Random Acts of Nancy
about 1 month ago
Alaska and Hawaii were NOT admitted to the Union until 1959 – So Hawaii was technically not a state in 1953 when Nancy was looking at all of those signs.
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