[Ads-l] The peasants are revolting (Comic: The Wizard of Id)

Jeff Prucher 000000b93183dc86-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Wed Mar 22 18:09:20 EDT 2017


Walt Kelly used a version of this in Pogo, collected in "The Pogo Sunday Punch" (published in 1957, but my reprint copy omits any original copyright info, so I don't know the range of dates collected therein).

"You can't treat us peasants like peasants---just for that we'll overthrow the gummermint! We're revolting!"
"You don't have to tell me---your king loves you anyway"


There is a scan at the Internet Archive here: 
https://ia601908.us.archive.org/4/items/WaltKellysPogo/War%20nor%20Peace%201957.pdf
(page 13 of the pdf, first panel).

Jeff Prucher

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:45 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:



Excellent! Thanks for searching and locating that 1959 snippet with a
joke based on the double-meaning of "revolting", Jim. My post included
a January 30, 1958 citation. But the joke you found was distinct, and
I found an instance in 1955.

Date: July 8, 1955
Newspaper: The Times Record
Newspaper Location: Troy, New York
Article: The Table Gossip
Quote Page 8, Column 2
Database: Newspapers.com

[Begin excerpt]
A South American was describing his country to an American woman
"Our most popular sport is bullfighting," he told her.
"Isn't it revolting?" she asked.
"No," smiled the man. "That's the second most popular sport."
[End excerpt]

Garson


On Tue, Mar 21, 2017 at 4:18 AM, James A. Landau
<JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 12:00:02 Zone - 0400 ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Subject: The peasants are revolting (Comic: The Wizard of Id)
>
>>The double-meaning of the phrase "The peasants are revolting" was
>>featured in the comic strip "The Wizard of Id".
>
> Google Books gives a snippet view which is dated 1959:
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> https://books.google.com/books?id=gNjVAAAAMAAJ&q=%22isn't+that+revolting%22&dq=%22isn't+that+revolting%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi17f3WkufSAhXGMyYKHXBBDq0Q6AEIMTAF
>
> The Irish Digest  volume 67  page 158
> <quote>
> Said a Mexican describing his country to an Irishman:
> "Our most popular sport is bull-fighting."
> "Isn't that revolting?" he asked.
> "No," smiled the Mexican---"that the second most <end of snippet>
> </quote>
>
> Also from the Barnaby strip:  "Little Men's Marching and Chowder Society" (or was it "Chowder and Marching Society"?)
>
> - Jim Landau
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