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In a message dated 9/20/99 12:35:22 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>So I? go up to Seattle? (to) see Mark & Ruben (also Mark's girl
>friend, Carolyn Kelly)? Carolyn Kelly
>is a VERY sweet person (How did she ever get hooked up with a wise-acre
>like you Mark. She's way to good for you. Don't blow it!) She also pointed
>out that Pogo (she is Walt Kelly's daughter for those newbies who don't
>know) has 4 letters just like Groo and 3 of them are the same letters.
>We figured there must be some kind cosmic connection there.
Whoa, Gary, WHOA MARK! I love Pogo!
I was born in 1961, and a lot of Walt Kelly's humor went over my head as a
kid, but still left an indelible impression. In fact, I can almost always be
counted on to remark to someone once a month or so "Hey, Friday the
Thirteenth falls on a Monday this month." (Or whatever day it falls on)
Sometimes I get blank stares, sometimes they laugh or groan, and occasionally
someone will light up because they recognize the reference. If they just
laugh, I'll tell them it's from Pogo; if they're close enough in age to me
(or older) I can usually count on a knowing smile.
Plus, every Christmas since I was a kid I HAVE to sing "DECK US ALL WITH
BOSTON CHARLIE, WALLA WALLA WASH. AND KALAMAZOO, NORA'S SNORING ON THE
TROLLEY?" of course mangling the mangled lyrics as I forget how it really
goes. Somehow, it's oddly appropriate that I do.
Did anyone ever read Alan Moore's classic issue of Swamp Thing called POG?
Quite an homage, I don't have the issue number off the top of my head, but
it's a must-read for Walt Kelly fans.
Anyway, sorry for the off-topic rant and rave, I guess if I didn't have a
huge dose of Fanboy? in me I wouldn't be a Grooper! (See, I always TRY to
make it relevant)
Larry S. AKA The Sheik of Entropy