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Match to Flame 37

posted on January 31, 2017


It wasn’t long before the Scapegoats went national and marched off to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as seen in the week of November 22, 1976, starting on page 314. This was followed eventually by Harry marching into real life and lending his name to the Harry L. Dinkle March, a line of Dinkles band shoes, actual band candy, and a series of books collecting his exploits. He even showed up on scoreboards at college football games. A little further down the line, an actor dressed like Harry would march in the actual Tournament of Roses Parade next to a float that was the same as the one appearing in that New Year’s Day Funky Winkerbean strip.

From The Complete Funky Winkerbean Volume Two

Superman Crayons

posted on January 30, 2017


When my sister was going through some of my parents things, she found this box of crayons and thought I should have it. Back when we still lived in Akron, I got this box of crayons and a Superman coloring book. I’d had it for about a month when my Aunt Sophie happened to see it. She went on about how creative I was because my color choices were so unique. Green and orange Superman costumes for example. The real reason was a bit more prosaic I’m afraid. It was a Superman coloring book, and the blue and red crayons were pretty much gone after the first week. I just kept that fact to myself and accepted the praise.

John Darling – Take 47

posted on January 28, 2017

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