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  1. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 12 days ago

    I haven’t even seen Barney Google and Snuffy Smith in years. If Tracy meets a guy named Flash Gordon run for the hills :-) .

  2. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month ago

    http://www.businessinsider.com/arctic-sea-ice-grows-but-still-shrinking-2014-9

    shows how much a distortive piece of garbage the western journalism "article is. Besides western journalism is a blog and given some of the past articles western journalism has had the tabloid at the local grocery store has better “news”.

  3. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month ago

    Actually, during WWII the propaganda was that the war started in 1931.

    “remember that date: Sept 18, 1931 a date you should remember as well as Dec 7, 1941. For on that date in 1931 the war we are now fighting begun.” – Why We Fight (1942)

    A letter to the editors states “You think World War II began in 1933, by Hitler’s seizing power, but the Chinese people shall insist that World War II began on Sept. 18, 1931 by Japan’s invasion of Manchuria.” – LIFE – Sept 21, 1942 – Page 6

    “He knew the story well, because it had been he who transmitted the orders for the Japanese troops to march that snowy September 18, 1931, which is actually the date when World War II started.” Lee, Clark (1943) They Call It Pacific

    Some modern sources accept the 1931 date as well:

    “World War II began along a stretch of railroad track near the northeastern Chinese city of Mukden (now Shenyang). There, on Sept. 18, 1931,…” ( Polmar, Norman; Thomas B. Allen (1991) World War II: America at war, 1941-1945 ISBN-13: 978-0394585307

    Wernar Ghuhl’s (2007) Imperial Japan’s World War Two Transaction Publishers the “Publisher of Record in International Social Science”

    Mike Wright (21 January 2009). What They Didn’t Teach You About World War II. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-307-54916-7.

    Spencer C. Tucker (23 December 2009). A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East. ABC-CLIO. p. 1850. ISBN 978-1-85109-672-5.

  4. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    The whole “Nazi bomber” comes off as a little silly as D-Day was June 6, 1944 which put the Nazis on the defensive. Victory Through Air Power (1943) showed the limits of aerial warfare.

    Just *where*in the US is Simmons Corners supposed to be? (Yes I know that originally it was in a “Tucker country”)

    Or is the whole fear of Nazi aircraft part of Axel’s brainwashing to address any aircraft that does wander into the airspace?

  5. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    Actually, the star symbol dates all the way back to 1919 (it had a red dot in the center). The side bars were added in June 1943 but the “racing stripe” of the USAF did not appear until 1947. ( http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq2-1.htm )

    The design appears to be the blue border used from Sept 1943 to Jan 1947. If they are in the present Axel should be a lot more worried then he appears.

  6. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Well Terry and the Pirates did have Hotshot Charlie (Charles C. Charles) and the picture next to him looks a lot like Steve Canyon. On a side note near the end of the its run Steve Canyon would have Steve dream he was in an earlier war.

    One of the longer sequences I still remember was Steve Canyon dreaming of being in the Great War. Strangely his knowledge of the future in the story varies; he talks about the Nazis after seeing a Swastika painted on an American plane and yet later has a total non reaction to meeting Adolf Hitler. The story ends as did many of his dream sequences with someone being shaken awake which was actually Steve being shaken awake in the real world.

  7. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Not sure but the picture picture next to him looks like Steve Canyon and the name of one of the characters in Terry and the Pirates was Hotshot Charlie. So that last panel may be a homage to Milton Caniff.

  8. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    The one thing I don’t understand is Tracy not doing more then just sending an e-mail…like having a file on his computer’s desktop telling everybody where he went.

    In fact, one of the features of the MacOS is that the files you had open when you shut down will reopen when you restart the machine. So have a file telling people where you went so when they reboot the computer they know what happened.

    Let’s face it in terms of how Tracy handled this (not having a wrist radio back up or leaving more then one reference to where he was going) he was NOT at the top of his game.

  9. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    I guess Influence has developed a vanity issue as last time we saw him (way back in the 1980s) his hair was white. That is also when we learn about his religious conversion in prison, early parole, and using his skills to help the Texas state police and the FBI. He along with the Mole and Pear Shape attended the wedding of Sparkly Plenty and Junior Tracy.

  10. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Tracy said on June 25, 2014 that Thunder Island was “privately owned by the US government” (whatever that meant) and leased to the private sector. It is possible that it has restricted air space.

    On a side note I think it was kind of dumb for Tracy not to at least have a back up before he went off to Thunder Island. At least take a wrist radio with you.