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Two Commercials

Here are two fairly recent commercials that feature bare feet, in one way or another.

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Barefoot Girl

We’re all (I presume) familiar with John Greenleaf Whittier’s classic poem “Barefoot Boy“.

Do you think maybe I could find a poem about a barefoot girl?

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A Taxing Issue

What with income taxes in the United States being due yesterday, my local newspaper (does anybody read those any more?), The Columbus Dispatch, had a tongue-in-cheek tax form that you could fill out.

For some reason it caught my eye.

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More Barefoot Sailors

When I wrote about Barefoot Sailors, the example I used was the Spanish-American war (during the blockade of Cuba). It really only showed those sailors doing their exercises on deck in bare feet.

But what about real sailing (as opposed to powered) ships?

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Barefoot Sailors

We somehow often think of sailors as barefoot. I imagine that comes from the movies we’ve seen.

But is it accurate?

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for today again comes from the strip Sam & Silo, and features their highly educated naturalist and poet, Funny Floyd.

Sam & Silo, April 23, 1980

Sam & Silo, April 23, 1980

Think about it . . .

 

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More Gym Shoes

Yesterday we looked at what WWII shoe rationing did to gym classes at the Alton School District. That was 1943.

How about we take a look at some insanity from 1982?

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Getting Your Daily Shoe Rations

Last week we found out about attorney and judge Tom Smiley, who used the shoe rationing of World War II to “patriotically” go barefoot.

Let’s look at another effect of the rationing.

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Saving Soles

When I wrote about Dirty Feet, it generated a comment (a question really) asking what I did to maintain them.

Here’s the answer.

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Saturday Comic

Yesterday we learned a bit about shoe rationing during World War II. Our Saturday Comic looks at it from another point of view.

This is from the comic They’ll Do It Every Time by Jimmy Hatlo.

They'll Do It Every Time, June 25, 1943

They’ll Do It Every Time, June 25, 1943

One thing I like about it is the “Thanx to many contributors” at the bottom of the first panel. That makes it pretty clear that there were still lots and lots of kids going barefoot then.

 

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Suppose it is World War II and the government has just instituted shoe rationing. Furthermore, suppose that you are a lawyer in Texas and a bit of a publicity hound, and you really don’t like wearing shoes all that much anyways.

So, what do you do?

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When The Columbus Dispatch very occasionally prints a picture of somebody barefoot out and about town, I like to show it.

It’s been a long time, and a long winter.

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I played tennis yesterday morning as part of a Tuesday bunch of friends and acquaintances. One of them mentioned to me that he’d seen this thing on Facebook about This Dude Didn’t Wear Shoes For 8 Years!.

It was described as gross . . . and it was.

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There’s a new health breakthrough related to barefooting that I thought I should report on. It not only can make you feel much better and lead a healthier life, it manages to verify, and then magnify qi.

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Barefoot in Beverly Hills

How about some barefoot music this morning?

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