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Saturday Comic

Here’s our comic for today. It’s from the strip The Ryatts, which ran from 1954 to 1994. This one appeared on May 1, 1971.

The Ryatts, May 1, 1971

The Ryatts, May 1, 1971

[Click for larger, more readable version.]

This is what kids used to look forward to at the end of winter.

 

The Great Human Race — Dawn

There’s a new show on the National Geographic Channel that’s tracing the early history of the human race. It features Bill Schindler, an anthropologist/experimental archaeologist (and professor at Washington College in Maryland) and Cat Bigney, a survival expert (and primitive skills instructor at the Boulder Outdoor Survival School). What the show does is have them spend about a week trying to live the way human’s did, and using only the skills of those humans, at different times in their remote past.

The first show, Dawn, starts with Homo habilis, ancestors from about 2.6 million years ago. We’re told that they will use “no modern tools”. But see if you can spot their modern tools as they start out.

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Saturday Comic

Our comic for today comes from Archie. Not only was Archie a comic book, but it also had a daily newspaper strip. This one appeared on November 21 in 1973.

Archie, November 21, 1973

Archie, November 21, 1973

This is actually pretty accurate. Maybe we should all hope that bellbottoms come back into style . . .

 

Get it Right, People

I just came across an interesting book on religious tolerance. The book is Religion, Diversity and Conflict, edited by Edward Foley.

It documents a meeting of the International Academy of Practical Theology that occurred in 2007.

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Saturday Comic

Very few of my barefoot comics are from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith. The strip is supposed to be depicting hillbillies, yet the characters almost never go barefoot. Go figure.

But occasionally . . .

Here’s the strip from just last week, on January 20.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, January 20, 2016

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, January 20, 2016

Isn’t that the way to stay young?

(H/T: Brendan M.)

The Huffington Post is highlighting on its front page today a listicle on 11 Easy, Natural Ways To Treat Nearly All Of Your Foot Problems. It’s the usual mix of weird stuff that doesn’t address the root cause.

And of course, I can easily come up with just one way to fix foot problems.

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Saturday Comic

Most barefooters are aware of the basic contradiction with Disney. They are vigilantly anti-barefoot when it comes to their parks. Yet, so many of their animated girls go . . . barefoot.

Here’s a great cartoon I came across that plays with that. Make sure that you click on it to see the full-size, more-detailed version.

Pocket Princesses No. 0, by Amy Mebberson

Pocket Princesses No. 0, by Amy Mebberson

[Used with permission.]

This cartoon was drawn by Amy Mebberson, who is a really talented artist. Go take a look at her page. Also go check out more of her work on her tumblr page.

 

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