The Era -- Day By Day

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    Yep, Bill used to be a lot friskier before Mary got him tamed.

    The modern "Mary Worth" is very different from the version we know from the Eagle -- Bill and the kids are long gone, and Mary has ended up the meddlesome doyenne of a condo community in California. And the plot lines are somewhat less grounded in reality than the ones we're following in this thread -- the 2006 strip above is from a notorious storyline where Mary was pursued by an insane alcoholic stalker who looked exactly like Captain Kangaroo, only to have him plunge to his death in a speeding car after drinking an entire bottle of Scotch. Even John Blackston at his dopiest wouldn't do that.
     
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    Oh...my...word..Captain Kangaroo look A-Like stalker, YIKES
    Only to have him plunge to his death in a speeding car after drinking an entire bottle of Scotch.:eek:
     
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    Vichy French forces of Marshal Petain fought back with melancholy fury against their own countrymen and their former British allies on Senegal, strategic westernmost tip of Africa that lies just 1900 miles from Brazil. Senegalese forces loyal to the Petain government are reported to have repulsed Free French and British landing parties and damaged warships at the capital city of Dakar, and also to have "launched reprisals."

    Meanwhile, French bombers today pounded Gibraltar in an air assault lasting two hours and fifteen minutes. Reports from the Spanish news agency Menchetta stated that several armed merchant ships in the Gibraltar harbor were hit by bombs and at least one was sunk.

    One man is dead and four are under arrest after two thousand picketers at the plant of the Triangle Conduit and Cable Company in the Long Island town of Glendale clashed with strikebreakers being escorted into the factory by police. 38 year old Cal Roth of 1937 E. 15th Street, who was one of the pickets, died at the scene, a victim of an apparent heart attack brought on due to the excitement of the confrontation. The strike by Local 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers began on August 3rd, but the plant has been kept in operation with the hiring of strikebreakers. Several clashes between pickets and strikebreakers have been reported in recent weeks, and during today's melee, rocks, bricks, and other missiles were thrown and two cars full of strikebreakers were overturned.

    A fraudulent National Guard disbursement racket that has mulcted Brooklyn banks out of more than $50,000 is under investigation by Assistant Attorney General Harold M. Kennedy, who acknowledges that the Statute of Limitations means there is little hope of prosecution in the case. The Government has reportedly recovered nearly all the lost money in the affair, which involved the writing of checks for supplies which were never actually obtained. All of the checks under investigation were written between 1928 and 1937.

    An Eastern Parkway doctor who was shot six times by mysterious assailants in October 1934 has now learned that the attack was a case of "mistaken identity." Dr. A. Nathaniel Rosen has spent the intervening years wondering if his attackers were somehow connected to persons he has ordered committed to insane asylums, but today police revealed that he was shot in a botched attempt to assassinate mobster Henry "Knockout" Halperin, who was finally rubbed out by fellow hoodlums three years after Dr. Rosen was shot. Police say they have confirmed that both attacks were the work of underworld figures Norman Zeff and Joseph Ferrara, both now dead. Zeff was shot by a police officer this past May while attempting to escape from the train carrying him to Sing Sing prison, while Ferrara committed suicide in his jail cell while awaiting trial for the murder of a Chinese person. Police say that the Rosen shooting occured because the doctor kept an office in the same Throop Street building where Halperin's girl friend lived, and that the thugs mistook him for the mobster as he was getting into his car outside.

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    (Meh, she looks like she could be happier.)

    The thirty-eight-year-old former submariner and Bundist picked up for questioning last week for a possible connection to the World's Fair bombing failed yesterday in a court attempt to recover items seized in a raid on his Manhattan apartment. Edward A. Kangeiser, who has been charged with possession of a pistol in violation of the Sullivan Law, had sought to recover tear gas guns, shells, and Nazi paraphernalia, claiming that his home was illegally searched, but the judge ruled that he had consented to the search by allowing the police to enter the apartment.

    In Hollywood, John Barrymore has barricaded himself in his Tower Road mansion to escape from soon-to-be ex-wife Elaine Barrie. The actor has obtained a court injunction forbidding the actress from "annoying him or seeking to annoy and harass him," or "seeking to force her presence upon him." The present divorce action, filed by Mr. Barrymore earlier this month, is the third to be filed in the four years of the couples' marriage. Miss Barrie filed the other two, but subsequently withdrew them. Mr. Barrymore charges in his divorce filing that Miss Barrie has subjected him to "great bodily injury and grievous mental suffering."

    At the Patio this week, it's Randolph Scott and Kay Francis in the Western drama "When The Daltons Rode," paired with William Holden and Fay Bainter in "Our Town."

    The same fish bowl used for determining draft numbers during the World War will soon reappear at Philadelphia's Independence Hall as numbers are drawn for the nation's first peacetime draft. The ceremony, expected next month, will use small capsules such as those used by druggists, each containing a numbered slip of paper to be drawn one at a time by political and military notables to determine the sequence in which men will be called for military service.

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    (Every Dodger who hits a home run during a home game gets a case of Ivory Soap and a case of Wheaties from the radio sponsors. Guess Cookie musta kept the Wheaties.)

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    (There's a reason why boarding houses went out of style.)

    City Council Minority Leader Genevieve Earle is renewing her call for a low-income housing project in Brownsville. Speaking in a radio broadcast sponsored by the Brooklyn Committee for Better Housing, Mrs. Earle denounced slum conditions in the community as "focal points of much that is destructive in human values," and declared that a housing project in Brownsville would have "physical and intellectual benefits" for all of Brooklyn.

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(3).jpg ("Hah," snickers Joe. "Nice hair." Sally ignores the thrust. "You ever notice that whenever they puttapicsha a' Camilli innapapah, he's awl'ays goo'lookin? Gottishatton, big smile? But Petey, they awl'aystryin'ta make 'm look like a dope. I'm writin' ta Schroth. Somethinawttabedunnabuddit.")

    Yesterday's game against the Giants at Ebbets Field meant absolutely nothing in the standings, and in fact drew one of the smallest crowds of the season at just 3,907. But those few who came out saw one of the most exciting, best-played games of 1940, as the Dodgers overcame a 2-0 lead with a thrilling garrison finish to take the victory 3-2. Dolph Camilli wrapped up the proceedings with a mammoth home run in the bottom of the ninth inning that might have been the longest shot seen in Ebbets Field since the center-field bleachers were constructed in 1931. The ball landed in the far corner of the upper deck in dead center, possibly 460 feet from home plate.

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    The Yankees have declined an invitation from the Dodgers to compete in a post-season series to decide the city championship, with Yankee general manager Ed Barrow officially notifying Dodger president Larry MacPhail that the Yanks are not interested in such an event.

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    (Soap, cereal, shoes -- it pays to be a slugger in Brooklyn.)

    The Screen Guild Theatre program returns to WABC for the fall season on Sunday, with James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and Frank Morgan in "The Shop Around The Corner." Notable is the fact that the radio adaptation of the famous film will be scripted by none other than experimental radio dramatist Norman Corwin.

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(6).jpg (Shouldn't "Dr. Shark" be wearing a sharkskin suit?)

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(7).jpg (In other words, the poor man pulled all his hair out.)

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(8).jpg (No, no, I disagree. Mary is strictly petit-bourgeois, if that. And Bill, bless him, is an utter prole.)

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(9).jpg (Even in a damn deathtrap, Dan can't resist the impulse to troll.)
     
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    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_.jpg "Marathon Wooer." Oh you Jawn.

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    Carlisle has settled right down, but now the DNC can't get over boldface. I'll be glad when the election's over.

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    This is a fascinating editorial, as much for what it doesn't say as for what it does. The News has been a pro-FDR paper since 1932, but it's controlled by the McCormick interests, and the Colonel is second only to Hearst in his loathing for Mr. Roosevelt and all that he stands for. The Colonel is also, as noted before, one of the leaders in the isolationist bloc, with a deeply jaundiced view of England's role in the war. Who is influencing whom? And which way will the News go?

    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(3).jpg Check her sheets, see if there's an image burned into them.

    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(4).jpg In high school, as co-editor of the school paper, I learned how to do hot-metal typesetting. I'll be fascinated to see just how much Mr. Gould knows about it -- so far he's on track.

    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(5).jpg No flies on the DL!

    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(6).jpg The OT will now proceed to actually fall in love with Tilda, despite being married, and won't Andy get what's coming to him.

    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(7).jpg Ask Snipe, I bet she knows a few.

    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(8).jpg Poor Harold. It's sad when "But-But!" is your catchphrase.

    Daily_News_Tue__Sep_24__1940_(9).jpg "Peeple's Commissar for Sowiet Motion Peecture Collective at your seerwice."
     
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    Kind of implied in this is that the doctor is fine despite having been shot six times. Pretty amazing for anytime, but with 1934 pre-antibiotic medicine, it's really amazing.


    Years ago, I careful compared the price of doing my own laundry - buying detergent, pumping machines full of quarters (in those days) - versus "wash-dry-fold" in NYC. Wash-dry-fold was a bit cheaper. Odd, but you could pay someone to do something for you and it actually cost less than doing it yourself.


    Re Joe Morris loosing his job as rehearsal man when the "talkies" came around: technology has been causing job obsolescence since the first tool was fabricated ("No, no, we don't need you as we'll require less men on our hunts now that we have these sharp sticks").


    :) Well done Lizzie.


    Where's Statcast when you need it?


    A little visual aid to help you enjoy the radio show:
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    Nice that they got the three main actors from the movie to do the radio broadcast as well.


    I'd send a dollar in to help that divorce along - those two need to be divorced.

    Re the kidnapping: "Hey, I wonder how Wetzel was able to capture the kidnapper?" "Here's a picture of Wetzel." "Well, that explains it."


    Impressively frank on some points and quite interesting.


    As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"

    "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked.

    "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do."

    - Conversion of Paul the Apostle (Wikipedia)

    Maybe we've had it wrong and Gray wasn't told to get rid of Nick; maybe Gray had a spiritual conversion. It's just a thought, but he went from gangster stories to Bible stories pretty darn fast.

    N.B. There's a wonderfully succinct telling of the Paul conversion story in the Rolling Stones song "Saint of Me:"

    Saint Paul the persecutor
    Was a cruel and sinful man
    Jesus hit him with a blinding light
    And then his life began


    Let's not kid ourselves, the real story that Caniff is telling is not one of a kiss and Raven doesn't look well rested; she's sporting a FFG. The DL didn't even need to stay awake to figure this one out.


    I'd bet Godiva knows some good stories.
     
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    I want somebody to send me a box of Mrs. Snyders candy.

    Between the planes - American Airlines - and trains - New York Central - there was clearly a lot of demand for NYC to Chicago travel.

    Knowing what was coming on December 7th 1941, it's eery to see the Fleet movements at Honolulu discussed with so much openness.

    Also, same article, effectively, the Navy had already invented a drone by 1940.
     
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    This is starring Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche. For anyone who wants to listen to the radio program. Link:
     
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    I want somebody to send me a box of Mrs. Snyders candy.

    *I actually looked into trying to buy some of Mrs. Snyder's candy and found an empty box and round tins for sale online.

    Also, same article, effectively, the Navy had already invented a drone by 1940.

    *Yes, and now that its in the hands of the public its a high security risk IMHO, in vasion of privacy.

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    French warplanes launched a mass assault on Gibraltar today, with a total of forty planes participating in the bombing, with explosions seen in the vicinity of the arsenal and the town itself. The British battle cruiser Renown was reported by official French sources to have been hit in the raid. The 32,000-ton vessel is one of the largest battle cruisers in the world, having recently undergone a refitting to increase its armaments, and is reported to have "quit the port" of Gibraltar due to damage.

    Frieda Olsen lay alive but brutally injured in the deep marsh grass at Dyker Beach for nine long hours after she was savagely beaten by Peter Salemi, with death only claiming the 19-year-old hospital nurse when Salemi poured three cents worth of gasoline over her and set her ablaze. So testified Assistant Medical Examiner Gregory Robillard in the opening day of Salemi's trial for first-degree murder. Also testifying was Vincent Capobianco, a service man for Consolidated Edison, who stated that he heard a woman's screams as he drove past the area on the night of the killing, and that he tried to find a policeman to investigate but was unsuccessful. While searching the area himself, Capobianco stated that he saw a car backing out of a dirt side road, and that he made a note of the plate number, turning it over to a radio patrolman from the 64th Precinct. Police traced that plate number to Salemi's car, and arrested the 32-year-old longshoreman the next day.

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    Riding home from Chicago on a wheel cot in a railroad baggage car, eleven-year-old Mildred Ketchum of Bushwick is looking forward to the removal of the plaster cast which has encased the lower half of her body since she contracted infantile paralysis while visiting her grandfather in Wisconsin -- but she's hoping the doctors are careful with the cast when they cut it off, because she wants to save it as a souvenir. The cast is covered with signatures from friends and well-wishers accumulated over the past fifteen weeks, and is due to removed in another month. Doctors say the girl should walk again soon. Mildred hopes to be a professional singer, and offered a short recital for onlookers this morning as she was wheeled out onto the platform at Pennsylvania Station.

    Heavy rain and gale-force winds smote the area today, hindering Coast Guard efforts to recover four persons missing in Peconic Bay. The group is feared lost after their rented catboat was found capsized off Robbins Island early this morning. In addition to the winds and rain, the ongoing storm has caused a sharp drop in temperatures, with the thermometer plunging fifteen degrees in just a single hour.

    Bob the Dog will live, with Mrs. Helen Browne of Ditmas Avenue expressing thanks to the judges who ruled in a repelvin proceeding that the fawn-colored Spitz was illegally seized and must be returned to her custody. The Board of Sanitation had sentenced Bob to die for allegedly biting three persons, but questions of mistaken identity subsequently threw that verdict into doubt. Mrs. Browne is sending out picture postcards bearing a handsome photo of Bob to thank all the well-wishers who have written to her during her year-long effort to save her dog's live. The cards carry the inscription "Bob Thanks You All For Life."

    (Joe holds the paper up in front of his face and dabs at his eyes with his shirt collar, not wanting Sally to see. But Sally is too busy dabbing her own eyes to notice.)

    A plot to smuggle an entire shipload of opium into Brooklyn was disclosed in Federal Court today at the trial of 45-year-old John DelGato of 260 42nd Street, alleged to be a ringleader in the scheme. The plot came a cropper on January 9, 1938 following a gun battle at the foot of 39th Street in which 123 pounds of the drug valued at $50,000 were seized after landing aboard the steamship Ida. It is believed the drug was shipped to the United States by way of Yugoslavia. Police Detective John Sweeney of the Narcotics Squad infiltrated the ring posing as a corrupt harbor patrol boat captain willing to ensure the safety of the shipment in exchange for a percentage, and learned that if the initial shipment arrived without incident, the ring planned to charter an entire ship for "a real load."

    Anti-Semitic orator Joseph McWilliams, leader of the "American Destiny Party," has been ruled sane by doctors at Bellevue Hospital, and will now answer charges of disorderly conduct stemming from an incident earlier this month at a street meeting at 88th Street and 1st Avenue in Yorkville, Manhattan in which shouts of "Kill the Jews!" were heard.

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    (Electronic music? Pffffft, it'll never work.)

    Dodger outfielder Dixie Walker turned thirty yesterday, and celebrated his birthday on the stage of the Flatbush Theatre by singing "I'll Never Smile Again" and "Sierra Sue." The crooning center fielder was presented with a cake by an audience of 3000 fans, along with an assortment of gifts, followed by a rendition of "Happy Birthday" from the crowd. Walker thanked the people of Brooklyn for their support this season, and said that he owed his success this year to the shoulder operation he underwent last year. He also noted that teammate Van Mungo has undergone a similar operation this year at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, and that the results should allow the one-time fireballer to return to the mound part time in 1941, and full time in 1942.

    John Barrymore may be through with Elaine Barrie, but he isn't through with love. "Love is such a gorgeous gamble," declared the Great Profile, who is presently barricaded behind the thick walls of his Hollywood home in order to avoid encounters with his soon-to-be-former wife. "It makes roulette seem like tic-tack-toe." Asked if he intends ever to marry again, Barrymore smiled. "Why not? Solomon did it -- and he is a synonym for wisdom, quaintly enough."

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    (Cab Calloway in person for twenty cents? I am IN.)

    Reader B. Cohen writes in to second the recent letter complaining about smoking on the trolleys. He notes that the "Smoking Or Carrying Lighted Cigars or Cigarettes Is Prohibited" signs on all cars are universally disregarded, and that last night at 9 PM, on the Crosstown line from Erie Basin to Borough Hall he personally observed "six briars, three cheroots, two cigars, and many cigarettes."

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    (Mr. Lichty is so looking forward to the draft. Imagine all the fat sergeants and baldheaded captains and colonels he'll get to draw.)

    The Dodgers have clinched second place, and along with it their best season record since 1924 with yesterday's 6-5 win over the Giants. That gives the Flock a 1940 record of 16 wins against the Terrymen against only 5 losses, leaving the Dodgers frustrated with today's rainout. Beating the Giants one more time would have been the first time in all their long and storied history that the Polo Grounders lost seventeen games in a season to a single club. With the Giants due in Philadelphia tomorrow to open a series against the Phils, there are no more open dates in the season to reschedule the rainout, so the Dodgers will just have to wait until next year.

    A package arrived in the Ebbets Field clubhouse this morning addressed to Pete Coscarart. Inside the second baseman found a baseball cap with an elastic chin strap to keep it from flying off.

    (Joe looks over at Sally. She returns his look, her face an inscrutable mask.)

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    Fat Freddie Fitzsimmons is done with pitching for the season, and is satisfied to wrap up the campaign as a coach. The portly old-timer concludes the season with a record that shows the whippersnappers what it's all about, logging 16 wins against only 2 defeats, with an earned run average of 2.04. Fitz is likely to lead the league in both ERA and winning percentage when the books are closed on the campaign.

    There's still time to sign up for the Brooklyn Eagle Bowling League! The league, the largest in the entire country, will begin its third season next month, with registration for teams closing on October 2nd.

    Many famous people live in Brooklyn Heights, and one of them is radio commentator H. V. Kaltenborn, who was on the staff of this newspaper before moving into broadcasting. Kaltenborn, who has seen just about everything and every place there is to see in the world, declares that the Heights is still as attractive a place to live as anybody can find in New York City.

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(5).jpg ("I'm sorry, we didn't get the first part of that threat. Could you repeat it please?")

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(6).jpg (What it was like before the Internet.)

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    (Yeah, and you probably shouldn't let your three-year-old run around loose in the street.)

    The_Brooklyn_Daily_Eagle_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(8).jpg (Hey, did you guys know that in Latin, the word "cave" means BEWARE? Just thought you might like to think about that.)
     
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    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_.jpg Whole lotta "ew" today.

    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(1).jpg Aw, Carlisle almost made it to the end of the page. The Leftist Intellectuals have him rattled.

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    No hardcover collections of "Terry" were published in Milton Caniff's lifetime. Edited reprints ran in various comic books over the years, but no collections you could proudly display on your bookshelf next to other fine works of adult adventure literature. Fortunately, the entire run of Caniff's tenure on the strip is now available in hardback.

    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(3).jpg Hey, Annie -- ever hear of Amnesia? Ask Tracy about it the next time you see him.

    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(4).jpg Pssst, Mrs. Trohs wants a word with you.

    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(5).jpg Meanwhile, Hu Shee is naked.

    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(7).jpg Tilda has worked for the Gumps for twenty years. She hasn't killed anyone. Yet.

    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(9).jpg Aim high, kid.

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    "Mutz? You're not fooling anyone, you're really Gregory Ratoff!"

    Daily_News_Wed__Sep_25__1940_(11).jpg Well, at least he doesn't skulk around in the dark waving knives.
     
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    "[C]ame a cropper" is a term which is disappearing. Also, earlier, "smote" is a word which is disappearing. Both are a shame as they are a good phrase and good word respectively.


    So does this mean that the Dodgers and Giants play one less game than the other teams in the league this year? That would seem to mess up team and personal statistics - no? Is that common? I should probably already know this.


    If you're old enough, do you remember playing telephone as a kid where the word would be mangled beyond recognition five or six people down the line. These two are able to mangle it all by themselves.

    Also, "kept company with," is another phrase that is disappearing.


    I bet "reducing" sounds like an even better idea now, huh, Irwin?


    If what Mrs. Werner says is true regarding the evidence she has, and I'm inclined to believe her (but follow the Reagan "trust but verify" philosophy), then the battle over Leary's bonds has just begun.

    Re "The Neighbors:" Welcome to fatherhood dude.


    I'm tempted, but fortunately six volumes is expensive enough to discourage me. Phew, I do not need another book-buying project.


    Had the same thought at probably the exact same moment. Seriously Tracy, how short is your memory?


    Did not miss that; although, tech-nic-nee, she does have a head scarf on.:)

    Also, the thing is, you don't even feel that the DL Is bragging, just stating fact.

    Hey, just asking, how is April doing? Good thing she isn't along for this one as the DL would have broken her long ago.


    He is making his first sale: he's selling himself on the job of being a salesman. And he's doing it in a very salesman way - only telling himself the good part of the story.
     
  20. LizzieMaine

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    As far as anybody knows, April is still recovering from cholera in that hospital where Crispin is giving it all he's got. Although the present storyline's been going on all summer, if you trace back, we're probably less than a week from having left Hong Kong, and maybe two weeks from parting company with April and Cap'n Blaze, and less than a month from the whole business with Cheery and Singh-Singh. Comic strip timekeeping is a remarkable thing.

    I wish I'd gotten those TATP books when they first came out on a volume-by-volume basis, because they're way out of my league now. I tried to do that with the Tracy volumes, but finally had to give up around 1953 or so, and I never even tried with Annie. I have, however, kept up with the "Walt and Skeezix" series, which has the advantage of only putting out a new volume every four years or so.

    Someone a while back was supposed to have been working on a "Complete Bungle Family" series, but I haven't heard anything recent about it, and it's probably not going to happen. Which is probably just as well given the present economic situation, because I'd have been tempted to hock everything I own to get it.

    The Dodgers and Giants will only play 153 games out of 154 this year, but as long as it doesn't affect the standings, there doesn't seem to be any crying need to make up the missing game. There's no reason they couldn't do it at the end of the regular season, since neither team will be going anywhere, other than the fact that nobody would bother to show up unless MacPhail came up with a really good promotion. "Before the Game, Frankie Germano Will Go A Round With Any Fan! Geo. Magerkurth will serve as Referee!"

    Wilmer will actually make a pretty good salesman, if the salesmen I knew in radio were any examples.
     
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