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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.)

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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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Saturday Comic

Earlier this week I wrote about the Utility of Toes. Well, that same day this Close to Home comic strip showed that that can be taken a bit too far.

Close to Home, January 12, 2016

Close to Home, January 12, 2016

 

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The Utility of Toes

I spent the weekend in the hospital. I was supposed to go in for laparoscopic surgery to have my gallbladder taken out. However, when the surgeon got in there, the gallbladder was so inflamed (and had been so for so long) that it had attached itself to my upper intestine.

So they had to open me up fully and I ended up being in the hospital from Thursday through Sunday.

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for today comes from Big Nate, created by Lincoln Pierce,

Big Nate, June 27, 2012

Big Nate, June 27, 2012

This strip was published on June 27, 2012.

I guess this tends to be standart comic strip humor regarding bare feet. Of course “Spitsy” stuff can be easily wiped off a foot. However, when wearing shoes, you might not even notice it and end up tracking it all over one’s house.

 

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Saturday Comic

I’m going to start out the new year with what is probably my oldest barefoot cartoon. It’s not a funny-ha-ha cartoon, or even specifically focused on going barefoot. It’s from a campaign from June of 1920 to get kids in the District of Columbia outdoors more to get fresh air and to use the City Parks.

Pied Piper of the Potomac, June 26, 1920

Pied Piper of the Potomac, June 26, 1920

The cartoonist is Clifford Berryman, who was mainly a political cartoonist. His “Pied Piper” is one of his regular characters, Mr. DC.

What I like is the presumption that of course kids will go barefoot to have a picnic in a park (and that they will walk barefoot along the streets to get there).

 

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