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Saturday Comic

For our comic this weekend let’s go with an old stand-by, Dennis the Menace. This one is from July 11, 2003.

Dennis the Menace, July 11, 2003

Dennis the Menace, July 11, 2003

Somehow I manage to make that decision every day . . .

 

A 1940s Kids’ Museum

Here’s a good example of how kids still went completely barefoot not all that long ago. This is from an article in the April 9, 1945 issue of Life Magazine about a traveling nature museum in Alabama.

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Déjà P.U. All Over Again

Yesterday’s entry, Déjà Vu All Over Again, gave us a very interesting view of how restaurants reacted to bare feet back in the 1970s.

But of course there is always the sordid side.

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Déjà Vu All Over Again

I have what I think is a real treat today. It’s an article from a 1971 issue of the El Paso Herald-Post about restaurants in the area. Some will serve barefoot patrons, some won’t.

But it is something any of us could have written today. I’m 40 years obsolete!

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Dispatch Photos: Independence

One of my semi-regular features is to highlight when my local paper, The Columbus Dispatch, has a local, about-town picture of somebody barefooted. Today I have two of them.

Well, sort of.

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Melodramatic News Stories

I really hate it when newspeople use bare feet to transmit their own fears. We have two recent news stories where bare feet really have nothing to do with the story, but they were still highlighted as if they were particularly relevant and bad.

Worse yet, they must do it because they think their audience will respond to it.

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for today is from Off the Record, which was drawn by Carl Kuhn from 1935-1940, and by Ed Reed from 1946-1984. This one is from on June 3, 1968.

Off the Record, June 3, 1968

Off the Record, June 3, 1968

My only question is, if going barefoot is part of the tribe’s ways, why is the guy on the right wearing moccasins? (Actually, even moccasin-wearing tribes went barefoot a lot—why wear out a perfectly good pair of moccasins when you didn’t really need them?)

 

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