Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 10:09:57 -0500
From: SETH SKLAREY crissiet[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IPOF.FLA.NET
Subject: Re: Back to "Bite me"
This offers no explanation to the phrase "Bite me", but does show its
acceptance. In today's Ziggy cartoon, for those of you unfortunate to have it
carried in your local newspaper, Ziggy is shown sitting in front of a computer
terminal with "Byte Me" in large letters displayed on the screen.
Here in La La land where I reside, the Miami Herald (which is so hated by
thinking locals it doesn't even have a funny name), has bowed so low to
political correctness that it doesn't carry ANY macho cartoon strips of
note, and even cancelled Callahan. I long for the days of Dick Tracy,
the Phantom, Li'l Abner & Pogo (who I barely understood).
My all time favorites were Vaughn Bode (is he still alive?) who appeared
in the East Village Other and Gothic Blimp Works, and R. Crumb the all-time
master about whom they have recently done a great, thought provoking movie
concerning the thread of family insanity.
Is there any way we could pass around cartoons?
I also long for the complete set of Amos & Andy video tapes, which someone
has locked in a vault. The complete three stooges would be a nice birthday
or Christmas present too.
Wittgenstein School of the Unwritten Word
Coconut Grove, Florida