Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 08:38:43 +0000

From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU

Subject: Re: topic.

I'm interested in the icon Jody uses:


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Joseph Charles Streible, Jr.

==== "Jody"


Morehead State University


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-- I have seen modifications of the familiar "Kilroy" figure recently

but without any connection to its past. I remember it from the post-war

years but after the '60s it virtually disappeared. Sen. McCarthy's poem

"Kilroy is Absent Without Leave in Vietnam" identifies the cause as

shame for America's role in the war. Questioning students who have

placed variants on their footers--as Jody has--I find that they have no

memory of its early use as the GI's pictogram for "I was here." Any



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