Possible word of the year

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 1 17:23:00 UTC 2012

Apparently, my bad. The timing is the cause of the association (Quayle
being GHW's VP). This also means that I have recollection of Doonesbury
from the Reagan years. A part of it was that I did not read comic strips
of any kind until senior year in college. And, by then, Doonesbury was
on self-imposed hiatus. I did have a CD of old strips that came with a
Doonesbury book, but, unfortunately, a family member accidentally
disposed of it, mistaking a box of CDs for a broken file cabinet (don't
try to visualize this). GoComics archives go only to 2000 (Salon only to
March 2011, at the moment).


On 9/1/2012 12:59 PM, Eric Nielsen wrote:
> I think Dan Quayle had the feather. A play on his name and that he was
> considered a lightweight.
> "Dan Quayle <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Quayle> - Famously appeared
> as a feather, depicting what Trudeau saw as The Vice-President's
> lightweight status".
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Doonesbury_characters
> I can't find any images right now, but I seem to remember (probably
> falsely) that the feather hovered around the area of his rear end as if he
> had a "feather up his butt"--an idiom whose meaning I only can guess at.
> Eric
> On Sat, Sep 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM, Victor Steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Not quite invisible--it was a feather.
>>       VS-)
>> On 9/1/2012 10:47 AM, Dan Goncharoff wrote:
>>> No, but I remember when VP George HW Bush was rendered as invisible
>> during
>>> Iran-contra.
>>> DanG

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