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(Cracked)   For those of you that think comics are ridiculous and nothing could possibly derive from them, here are 6 important things that came from them   ( cracked.com) divider line
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2013-01-05 06:27:15 PM  
2 votes:
SInce no else has done it yet, I'll list these "important" things so you don't have to click on Cracked.com article:

#6: The words "Goon" and "Jeep" come from Popeye comics
#5: "Yellow Journalism" Was Named After the Yellow Kid
#4: One Cartoonist Came Up With the Phrases "For Crying Out Loud," "You Tell 'Em" and More
#3: "Are We Having Fun Yet?" Was First Said by Zippy the Pinhead
#2: Sadie Hawkins Day Was a Fake Holiday from Lil' Abner
#1: "Back to the Drawing Board" Comes from a New Yorker Cartoon
2013-01-05 02:05:37 PM  
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2013-01-06 07:12:38 AM  
1 vote:

starsrift: The Stealth Hippopotamus: So hours of enjoyment wasn't on the list?

If ~30 pages of minimal text and maximum art depicting a very short story provide you with hours of enjoyment, power to you.

JK Rowling pretty much proved that kids crave the opposite these days.

Riiight, because the Harry Potter books are mostly being bought by kids...
2013-01-05 07:06:46 PM  
1 vote:
I don't buy the malarkey bit. The strip where it supposedly came from says "Malachy", which is an Irish saint. That may have mutated into "malarkey" by people repeating it, but to give credit to the cartoonist is stretching things.

/still says "cat's pajamas"
//"For crying out loud" and "Oh for Pete's sake" are two of my favorite curses
2013-01-05 06:41:26 PM  
1 vote:
For crying out loud, what a load of malarkey. The writer of this bit of yellow journalism better go back to the drawing board before I send a couple of goons in a jeep to pound him all the way to Sadie Hawkins Day. Then he'll be asking himself, "Are we having fun yet?"
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