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  1. 21 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Whatever research and facts are done, are slanted to present the paper’s political agenda, resulting in losing readership, which they counteract for their own fault by increasing their prices, decreasing their content and laying off staff

  2. 21 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    Whatever Internet explorer newsfeed is, is as biased as CNN

  3. 22 days ago on Gasoline Alley

    Nope, Mammy always used her fists. The rolling pin was used by brutal husband beater Maggie of Bringing up Father, which as acceptable in those days, and sadly acceptable today with the General in Beetle Bailey getting a black eye from his wife

  4. 22 days ago on Gasoline Alley

    When’s Mammy Yokum going to appear and clobber the guy as she used to do to all unruly hillbillies in the Lil Abner strip?

  5. about 1 month ago on Gasoline Alley

    Anyone who as driven or seen an original Volkswagen Beetle should know what a running board is

  6. about 1 month ago on Gasoline Alley

    Anyone who owned or as seen an original Volkswagen Beetle should know what a running board is

  7. about 1 month ago on Gasoline Alley

    Actually this is similar to Mutt and Jeff, where Jeff usually is the one ending up hurt because of Mutt’s Actions

  8. about 2 months ago on Gasoline Alley

    Sorry, the Goal Tender was Lorne Worsley, who was a whiskey drinker, who states two great quotes:

    When asked which team gave him the most trouble, he stated “the New York Rangers”, his own team.

    When asked why he continued to play 20 seasons until age 42 without a facemask until the last 6 games, he stated “My face was my mask”

  9. about 2 months ago on Gasoline Alley

    Don’t know about that, but both Andy and Mutt were similar in character

    The Gumps were utterly ordinary: chinless, bombastic blowhard Andy Gump (short for Andrew), who is henpecked by his wife, Min (short for Minerva); their sons Sam and baby James; wealthy Uncle Bim; and their annoying maid Mary. They had a cat named Hope and a dog named Buck. The idea was envisioned by Joseph Patterson, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, who was important in the early histories of Little Orphan Annie and other long-run comic strips. Patterson referred to the masses as “gumps” and thought a strip about the domestic lives of ordinary people and their ordinary activities would appeal to the average American newspaper reader. He hired Smith to write and draw the strip, and it was Smith who breathed life into the characters. Smith was the first cartoonist to kill off a regular character: His May 1929 storyline about the death of Mary Gold caused a national sensation.2

    The strip and its merchandising (toys, games, a popular song, playing cards, food products) made Smith a wealthy man. On his way home from signing a $150,000 a year contract in 1935, he crashed his new Rolls-Royce and died. Patterson replaced Smith with sports cartoonist Gus Edson. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, when actor Martin Landau was a cartoonist, he worked as Edson’s assistant on The Gumps, eventually drawing the Sunday strips for Edson. The Gumps ended in 1959

    Ironically the pudgy pie face goaltender was nick-named after Andy Gump because he looked like him – How?

  10. about 2 months ago on Gasoline Alley

    doppleganger = an apparition or double of a living person.