Gasoline Alley, 2/20/11
Ha ha, remember when Harry Truman fired General MacArthur? That sure was a punchline-worthy thing that happened, 60 years ago. Anyway, this cartoon disappoints me mostly because Honest Abe doesn’t make good on his implied threat take an axe to those presidents who are horning in on his birthday. Abe Lincoln is the Rail-Splitting Killer! Where’s your atomic bomb now, Truman?
Here’s the difference between Mary Worth and Dagwood Bumstead: Mary looks upon new-fangled technology like Twitter with undisguised contempt, whereas it sends Dagwood in a pathetic paroxysm of anxiety.