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Ask the Archivist: The Many Loves of Beetle Bailey

Hello Readers, Today I’m just going to post a short entry to answer Tim Fisher’s query about Beetle Bailey’s girlfriends. Tim asks specifically, “What became of Beetle Bailey’s hometown sweetie?” Originally, in the college boy era of the BEETLE BAILEY strip, Beetle’s girlfriend was “Buzz,” a somewhat plain-Jane blonde with freckles. Over the next few years, when Beetle is out [...] Keep Reading

Ask the Archivist: New Year’s Edition

HAPPY NEW YEAR and best wishes for 2012! To close out 2011, I’m posting a look back at the Hearst Sunday newspaper’s comic section from 100 years ago this New Year’s Eve. In 1911, there were only 47 states in the Union. William Howard Taft was president. Joseph Pulitzer, Howard Pyle and Carrie Nation died that year. Roy Rogers, [...] Keep Reading

Ask The Archivist: Burgers, Goons & Jeeps! Oh, My!

Hello Friends, DailyINK reader Bhob Stewart has asked if the term “Wimpy Burger” commonly used in Great Britain for a hamburger, is in any way connected with Wimpy, the burger fiend of POPEYE.  The answer is yes. Popeye feeds into Wimpy’s burger addiction POPEYE began appearing in the London Daily Mirror in the 1930s, and [...] Keep Reading

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