Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Alley Oop: Pinup Boy For The Texas SBOE

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"Alley Oop" (1960)
By The Hollywood Argyles

The Great Wikipedia tells us that "Alley Oop is a syndicated comic strip, created in 1932 by American cartoonist V.(incent) T. Hamlin while he worked by day as a local newspaperman in Iraan, TX. The town was the center of the oil boom in 1926 with the discovery of "Texas tea" on the Yates Ranch, owned by Ira and Ann Yates. The boom town was named by combining Ira and Ann to Iraan. That made perfect sense in Texas. And nearly a century later, the idea of Adam and Eve riding dinosaurs makes perfect sense to the State Board of Education of Texas. This elective body ought rename itself as the State Board of Stupidity of Texas. Alley Oop is the bastardization of the French slang expression, Allez Hop!. If this is a (fair & balanced) leap from reality, so be it.

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"This Modern World — You Can't Make This Stuff Up"
By Tom Tomorrow (Dan Perkins)

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Tom Tomorrow/Dan Perkins

[Dan Perkins is an editorial cartoonist better known by the pen name "Tom Tomorrow". His weekly comic strip, "This Modern World," which comments on current events from a strong liberal perspective, appears regularly in approximately 150 papers across the U.S., as well as on Salon and Working for Change. The strip debuted in 1990 in SF Weekly.

Perkins, a long time resident of Brooklyn, New York, currently lives in Connecticut. He received the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism in both 1998 and 2002.

When he is not working on projects related to his comic strip, Perkins writes a daily political weblog, also entitled "This Modern World," which he began in December 2001.]

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