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Saturday Comic

Let’s do another comic with Dennis the Menace. This one is from April 30, 2004. It struck me that we never see Margaret barefoot.

Dennis the Menace, April 30, 2004

Dennis the Menace, April 30, 2004

Maybe that’s one reason she’s “Little Miss Raincloud”?

 

Saturday Comic

Today’s comic is from Mutt and Jeff, and it appeared on June 24, 1972.

I’ll sometimes get people who worry about stepping on my feet because they are bare. But somehow they don’t worry about stepping on feet wearing flip-flops or sandals, even though that would hurt the same amount.

And then there are those who think it’s funny to pretend (or otherwise) step on them.

Mutt and Jeff, June 24, 1972

Mutt and Jeff, June 24, 1972

 

Barefoot Contest

Given today’s attitudes, can you even imagine a school holding a Barefoot Contest? Me neither.

But in the 1930s they held them.

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Saturday Comic

Our cartoon for today follows up on last week’s one, where Red of Red and Rover has stepped on a bee. This cartoon appeared on August 4, 2004.

Red and Rover, August 4, 2004

Red and Rover, August 4, 2004

Would you say that going barefoot brings out the poetry in us?

 

The Rule of Three

Barefooters sometimes wonder what they can do to help diminish the impact of those in society who make it difficult to go barefoot in public. Sometimes it seems like an impossible task — I hear suggestions for a horde of barefooters to descend on a location. The trouble with that is that barefooters are pretty scattered (and they also tend to be rather independent).

But I came across a blog entry yesterday that suggests it might not be quite that hopeless.

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Saturday Comic

Today’s comic again visits Red and Rover, a strip based in the 1960s when a lot of kids still went barefoot for the summer. This strip is from August 3rd of 2004. It uses another staple of going barefoot in the comics: the dreaded “stepping on a bee”.

Red and Rover, August 3, 2004

Red and Rover, August 3, 2004

Actually, I don’t think stepping on a bee would bother me—my soles are thick enough that I don’t think the stinger would penetrate far enough.

And for poor Red up there, by August I would think a long summer of going barefoot would have protected him, too.

 

Irish Bare Feet

Earlier I talked about Scottish Bare Feet and how going barefoot was quite common, particularly among women and children, until about 150 years ago.

Things were similar over in Ireland.

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