[Ads-l] Peter Reitan's work on origins of Alfred E. Neuman and "What -- Me Worry?"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Mar 5 23:04:04 UTC 2016


"... the dog barking at the gramophone for RCA."

The dog is *listening to* _His Master's Voice_, as RCA-Victor's slogan
clearly stated, not "*barking at* the gramomphone."

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 1:09 PM, Cohen, Gerald Leonard <gcohen at mst.edu>
wrote:

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-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
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