Monday, November 21, 2016

I Guess History Hasn't Caught Up to Comic Strips

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith
Snuffy: "Didja hear that you can put yer name on a guvmint list and no one kin call you?"
Lukey: "That sounds like a great idear, Snuffy, except for one thing."
Snuffy: "What's that?"
Lukey: "Why would I want to put muh name on a guvmint list?"

This guy should get a Twitter. Those kind of jokes go over well on Twitter.

Mother Goose and Grimm
Mary Todd Lincoln was very supportive of her husband. She was an intelligent and caring woman, often raising their children alone while Lincoln was off politicking before becoming president. The Lincolns had four children, two surviving into adulthood and only one outliving Mary Todd. Mary Todd suffered through bouts of depression due to this and especially after witnessing her beloved husband get killed right in front of her. While many people initially thought her psychotic episodes and mania were related to depression and bipolar, many historians now believe that she had a B12 deficiency. What I'm getting at is that Mary Todd was a loving and devoted wife to Abraham and he was ever grateful that she was in his life.

Family Circus
"And the cat's in the cradle
And the silver spoon.
Little boy blue and the man in the moon.
When are you going to be done with laundry, Mommy?
I don't know when
but we'll color together then, Dolly.
We're gonna have a good time then.