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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.

 

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).

 

I’m Bitching and Moening

Today I want to continue with yesterday’s post by looking at another ADA case. This one, while quite disappointing, doesn’t really rise to the level of the judge cheating.

It is also a case that gets closer to something that a barefooter would care about.

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How Judges Cheat — Part 5

I’ve been looking a bit lately at the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how it might apply to some barefooters. In the process, I’ve come across even more examples of how judges cheat, so I might as well add it to my “How Judges Cheat” series.

It also adds a different perspective to my thoughts on how the ADA might apply to barefooters.

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Saturday Comic

This comic appeared last year on January 7, 2015. It’s from the strip The Buckets, and is drawn by Greg Cravens, who took over the strip from its creator, Scott Stantis.

The Buckets, January 7, 2015

The Buckets, January 7, 2015

If you go barefoot all the time you can still feel these sorts of things. It just doesn’t hurt.

 

Merry Christmas

 

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And a song, Barefoot Santa Claus, from Sonny James.

 

[A repost.]

 

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