I am THRILLED that someone somewhere decided to RECOVER the original script! I never did believe that Robert Redford had even been born during a time when you could get a whole fish for SEVENTY FIVE CENTS! So – congratulations – whoever it was who decided to respect Mutt and Jeff’s early days!
Since nancy makes only token appearances these days, maybe they should re-name the strip – Nancy’s acquaintances. I don’t think you could call it “Nancy’s Friends” – because most of these kids don’t sound like they consider Nancy to be an actual friend.
Today’s oke – on web pages considerably more on the ball than Go Comics, shows a Lady Plugger, opening the file cabinet behid her desk – and observing that the chances of a Plugger’s data base being hacked are slim to none. You know, the reason WHY I signed up for Go Comics in the first place was because my local newspaper was going bankrupt and closing dow – and I was afraid I would suffer from Plugger withdrawal once the newspaper was gone. Guess Go Comics was a poor choice as well. Good thing I have another backup source. Messing with Pluggers is a serious failure as far as I can see.
Too bad – First time since 1939 that Alley Oop failed to tip his hat to Santa at Christmas!
On comic web pages, with a staff considerably more on the ball than here at Go Comics – there is a picture of a Plugger, dressed as Santa, standing on a roof, beside a chimney, and saying – You’re a Plugger if you work the night shift – and are paid in milk and cookies.
Really great to see an old magnifier. Back in the day, people bent over backwards to get a bigger picture. Now that 50 inch screen TVs exist, many people think they have it made if they can watch TV on the tiny screens on the cell phones which they can carry in a purse or in their pockets! No accounting for what people will believe is a great advancement!
I remember those olden days. when school classes had more than two or three students. We used to have two classes in one room – with only one teacher. Wen my folks went to school, all eight grades were in one room – with one teacher. The older kids were expected to help the younger kids practice stuff like reading and writing.
It’s really great they’re putting the original publication dates on these again. Wish they’d do that for Mutt and jeff as well.
LOVE that TV set! Looks like the first one we had. A HUGE piece of furniture with a tiny little screen. Meanwhile, Aunt Fritzi still reads the newspaper, and (in comics from this time period) Phil still listens to the Radio! Telephones all have rotary dials. Marvelous!
It is somewhat interesting that this story revolves around walking, talking tortoises. Years ago, I did a research study on the “beginning of time” stores of a number of SzW Native American tribes – such as Navajo, Pima, Zuni, and various other Pueblo tribes. ONE story which ALL of the tribes had in common was the story aout an “early dawn” tripe of Reptilian creatures who walked upright, on two legs, and often spoke with humans, The story was that, as the human race became more numerous, the reptile tribes moved underground and formed their own villages there – many in the area currently surrounded by Las Angeles. One researcher, in the 1850’s, was so impressed by the similarity of these stories, spent many years, exploring underground caverns in the vicinitry of Las Angeles. He never found proof that the tribes of walking + talking reptiles ever existed. Makes me wonder if this particular author may have heard about those “early dawn” stories of the Native American tribes in the SW.