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Re: weekend chores


yeah, yeah, you are so right, rich. "smiling jack." how could i forget? and the chicken eating the buttons. right on.

"steve canyon" was the successor to "terry and the pirates." milton caniff, apparently, decided early during wwii to get serious about glorifying the air force and sent terry packing. as i recall, there was an awkward few weeks when caniff introduced canyon to the dragon lady [remember her? madam soong, in reality, if anyone is trying to make sense of this.] and tried to rationalize his overt conversion to producing military propaganda.

canyon's problem, of course, was that after korea, there wasn't much left for an ace fighter pilot to shoot down, so caniff sent him to the comic strip version of arlington cemetary sometime in the 50s or 60s. i don't remember when; i only remember there was some kind of big whoop-whoop when the end of the strip was announced.



At 08:35 PM 3/1/03 -0800, you wrote:
Hey Jim--the guy was Smilin' Jack, I remember the little asian had a real
pot belly , and the buttons were always popping off his shirt, and the guy's
pet chicken would catch and eat them.  Man that takes me back to Steve
Canyon, Terry and the Pirates, and the rest of those larger than life heros.
Rich in Z-5
----- Original Message -----
From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2003 1:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] weekend chores


> hi, tony. remember "flying jack"? it was drawn by a guy named zack mosely,
> whose artistic talents closely resembled those of dick tracy's creator,
> chester gould [i.e., he had none]. i don't remember much about "flying
> jack" except his stooge was a fat little asian type named chop-chop.
> chop-chop didn't wear a coolie hat [surprise] but he did have a pigtail, a
> fu-man-chu moustache, and wear some sort of kimono. he also wielded
> something that looked like a philippine machete, which he holstered in his
> obi.
>
> i don't know if anyone thought these stereotypes were campy at the time,
> but they sure as hell is now [as long as your asian friends understand why
> you collect them].
>
>
>
>
> At 11:30 AM 3/1/03 -0800, you wrote:
> >terry and the pirates" and "tim
> >tyler's luck."
> >
> >JJ - Wow- you're really dating your self. They used to be my favorite
> >"strips"
> >
> >Tony Veca <><
> >Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> >Vancouver, WA
> >
> >
> >On Fri, 28 Feb 2003 19:24:43 -0500 Island Jim <jsinger@igc.org> writes:
> > > or "jungle jim." remember that old comic strip? probably not. it was
> > >
> > > pre-wwii, i think. a companion piece to "terry and the pirates" and
> > > "tim
> > > tyler's luck." our popular culture had lots of romantic [and in
> > > retrospect,
> > > peculiar] notions about asia. not entirely unlike our understanding
> > > of the
> > > middle east today.
> > >
> > > but, don't have a pith helmet, do have a machete, and don't need
> > > mosquito
> > > repellent [too early in the year; maybe in late july].
> > >
> > > At 03:11 PM 2/28/03 -0800, you wrote:
> > > >Sounds like Island Jim is turning into Jim of the jungle. Hope you
> > > have your
> > > >pith hat and machete.Don't forget that mosquito repellent .
> > > >
> > > >Nora
> > > >----- Original Message -----
> > > >From: "Island Jim" <jsinger@igc.org>
> > > >To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> > > >Sent: Friday, February 28, 2003 2:26 PM
> > > >Subject: [CHAT] weekend chores
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > > if it doesn't rain this weekend, i plan to become "aguirre, the
> > > wrath of
> > > > > god," with my roundup sprayer. it's time to beat back the jungle
> > > before
> > > >the
> > > > > season of growth gets here. there are lots of things that need
> > > to be
> > > > > whacked, also. the mulberry is out of hand, for instance, and
> > > the duranta
> > > > > hedge needs, once again, to be tamed.
> > > > >
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