[Ads-l] Famous Pogo Quote

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 16 02:42:43 EST 2017

Apropos of nothing, am I the only one here old enough to remember when Pogo
was a character in a funnybook/comic book, before he became a character in
his own comic strip?

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 10:13 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>

> One of the best-known quotations from the comic strip "Pogo" was "Don't
> take life so serious, son -- it ain't nohow permanent."  I am trying to
> trace the date of the first "Pogo" installment to include this quote.  When
> I search Newspapers.com, I come up with an appearance of these words in the
> Long Beach Independent, June 24, 1950.  Can anyone confirm or disconfirm
> whether that was the first appearance?
> Fred Shapiro
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