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When People Went Barefoot

This is an odd little children’s story, written by Max Trell. It supposedly tells how shoes were invented.

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Convicted for Barefoot Driving

During the mid-1960s into the 1970s, there were so many kids going around barefoot that of course the question of the legality of barefoot driving came up. And when we point out today that that it is legal in all 50 states, we’ll sometimes get someone saying, “Well, it may be legal now, but it used to be illegal.

And you sure could get arrested for and convicted of it.

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Old Habits Die Hard

Continuing around Lake Llanquihue in Chile, just north of Puerto Montt, we stopped for lunch at a restaurant called Espantapájaros.

And the old concerns about being challenged for being barefoot in a restaurant arose again. But there was a big surprise waiting for me.

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Dual Survival is Kaput

In case you haven’t heard about it, Cody Lundin, our favorite barefooting survivalist, is no longer with Dual Survival.

They fired him.

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Oh, So Yes to Osorno

When one drives around Lake Llanquihue, of which our visit to the Petrohué Falls was part, the Osorno Volcano is almost always visible.

It does sit right out there next to the lake, after all.

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Saturday Comic

For this weekend’s comic we set the Wayback Machine to 1962 and a comic strip called Ever Happen To You? by Bud Blake, who also did the Tiger comic strip.

This comic appeared August 13, 1962 and I think it does a good job of presaging today’s attitudes.

Ever Happen To You? August 13, 1962

Ever Happen To You? August 13, 1962

 

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Dick Tracy . . . and a Sprocket

There is a new set of villains on the Dick Tracy comic strip. If you follow Dick Tracy at all, you know that the names are often, um, original, and related to their crimes.

This new set includes Sprocket Nitrate, and she’s a barefooter.

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