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Saturday Comic

Here’s the February 20, 2006 comic from Barney Google and Snuffy Smith.

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, February 20, 2006

Barney Google and Snuffy Smith, February 20, 2006

I always find this whole strip an oddity. They are clearly Appalachian-type mountain folks, who always went barefoot a lot. Yet, in the comic strip the characters are almost always depicted wearing shoes.

About the only thing this particular strip gets right is that kids growing up in that area really hated wearing shoes.

When I go hiking in southeast Ohio, the hilly region, I quite regularly have conversations with other hikers who see me and tell me that when they were growing up they went barefoot all summer long and could run on gravel. But then they always add that they could never do that now.

 

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Saturday Comic

The comic strip Red and Rover is always fun since Red goes barefoot most of the summer (and Rover goes barefoot all year long!).

I’m a little early with this strip (it appeared June 17, 2013), but this is his typical “last day of school” ritual.

Red and Rover, June 17, 2013

Red and Rover, June 17, 2013

 

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Saturday Comic

For today, let me go with a strip I’ve never used before, Pluggers, about folks who just plug along. The suggestions come from readers, and those suggestions are then drawn up by the writer.

Pluggers, October 20, 2016

Pluggers, October 20, 2016

Of course, one has to be barefoot for this to work.

 

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Saturday Comic

Just like last week, I’m going to pull out another summertime Red and Rover. This one is from August 19 from 2016.

Red and Rover, August 19, 2016

Red and Rover, August 19, 2016

Aside from the summertime contentment, it also illustrates the ways that toes have a way of being useful that shoes just cannot capture.

 

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As I’ve said before, Red and Rover is my go-to strip. This one is from June 27, 2016.

Red and Rover, June 27, 2016

Red and Rover, June 27, 2016

Things really couldn’t be more idyllic.

 

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Saturday Comic

For today, there’s a lot of this kind of cartoon running around lately. It’s from Rhymes with Orange by Hilary Price and appeared on September 4, 2017.

Rhymes with Orange, September 4, 2017

Rhymes with Orange, September 4, 2017

The joke does get old after a while.

 

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Saturday Comic

Today we’ll go with a comic from Zits, by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. It appeared October 21, 2013.

Zits, October 21, 2013

Zits, October 21, 2013

And somehow this is considered “normal” and acceptable.

 

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