For those of you who are wondering what in Heck I'm talking about and how it relates, Seth is a cartoonist from Ontario whose drawing style and subject matter focus on what is referred to around here as the "Golden Era." His narrative Clyde Fans has a major character who is obsessed with those novelty postcards.
Some say he left town under a dark cloud... he always insisted that was just his hat.
That first guy was a piker.
The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. -- William Jennings Bryan
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...honor/5908711/CHICAGO (AP) — An effort to scrub Eliot Ness's reputation as the federal lawman who brought down Al Capone came to Chicago's City Hall on Friday.
In a hearing that was unusual for focusing on events that played out 80 years ago, a city council committee voted to send a resolution to the full council next week that would urge federal lawmakers not to name a federal building in Washington, D.C., after the famed Prohibition agent.
"The notion that he put Al Capone behind bars is pure unadulterated Hollywood fiction," said Alderman Ed Burke, who has been pushing for the resolution ever since he heard about the proposal to name the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters after Ness.
Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. That sounds like a fun place to work.
My friend told her that this was out of their jurisdiction, but it was the purview of "The Bureau of Astronomy, Tobacco, and Firearms" and that the crazy lady was in luck because they knew a man who worked there and could help. They gave him the name and phone number of the former police officer and urged her to call him.