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Food in classic cartoon strips?

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Food in classic cartoon strips?

Gary Soup | Feb 8, 2007 11:07 AM

Well, weve gone through food in the movies (repeatedly) and food in pop songs, but I don't recall a similar thread about cartoon strips or cartoon characters (and you can slap me up side of the head if I'm wrong). This occurred to me when I uncovered my reprints of Winsor McKay's landmark "Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend" (which was not actually about Rarebit, but about the Kafka-like dreams that come from eating heavy food).

J. Wellington Wimpy comes to mind, who, I think, inspired a real life burger chain, as does Dagwood Bumstead and his sandwiches, Dinty Moore (for obvious reasons) and Li'l Abner's son "Po'k Chop."

It helps to be approaching your second childhood, like me, to play this game, but go for it!

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