[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 23:35:19 UTC 2016


"... C-47 bomber

The Douglas C[argo]-47 "Skytrain" was a cargo plane that could never have
been used as a bomber. The Boeing B[omber]-47 is post-WWII.

“Tod den Juden” = "Death to (the) Jews."

OT: Longview, not "Longhorn," Texas. was the birthplace of my mother and my
maternal grandmother.

On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 6:04 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> "... 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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>> Poster:       "Cohen, Gerald Leonard" <gcohen at MST.EDU>
>> Subject:      Peter Reitan's work on origins of Alfred E. Neuman and
>> "What --
>>               Me Worry?"
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>> Independent scholar Peter Reitan shared the item below with several
>> people,=
>>  and with his permission I now forward it to ads-l:
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>> http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/03/03/a-boy-with-no-birthday-turns-=
>> sixty/
>> <http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/03/03/a-boy-with-no-birthday-turns-=sixty/>
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>> G. Cohen =
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> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> 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.
> -Mark Twain
>
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-- 
-Wilson
-----
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.
-Mark Twain

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