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Saturday Comic

Our comic strip for today comes from Close to Home, by John McPherson.

It appeared on October 11 of this year.

Close to Home, October 11, 2014

Close to Home, October 11, 2014

 

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We are all aware of Abebe Bikila, who won the 1960 Olympic Marathon running barefoot. And I’ve introduced you to Bruce Tulloh, who won a 6-miler at the British games in 1962 barefoot, and the gold running the 5000m the at the European Championships.

Here is another barefoot winner from the 1960s.

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Business Owners and Barefoot Insurance

A while back I wrote about Business Owners and “Trust”, looking at a lot of negligence lawsuits and discussing a user comment regarding the cost and time of a possible lawsuit from a barefoot injury (while completely ignoring possible lawsuits from all sorts of other footwear injuries).

A small-business owner and friend has pointed out to me that it is the insurance companies who spend the time and money. Here’s what he told me.

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Saturday Comic

This week we spent some time looking at hippies and how they influenced the animus against bare feet. Today’s comic emphasizes that. It’s from a strip called Carnival by Dick Turner.

The cartoon appeared on November 21, 1971.

Carnival, November 21, 1971

Carnival, November 21, 1971

 

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Barefoot Waitresses

Yesterday we found out about the barefoot waitress in Reserve, NM back in the 1960s.

But are there more?

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More from Albuquerque

In one of the comments to When NSNSNS Came to Albuquerque, it was asked whether the anti-barefoot attitude of the restaurants were already established before the NSNSNS signs appeared.

We can answer that.

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