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

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Mar 23 23:52:27 EDT 2017


Thanks Jeff and Randy. Those are wonderful citations.
Garson

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:03 PM, Randy Alexander
<strangeguitars at gmail.com> wrote:
> Not a comic, but Baum's 1904 _The Marvelous Land of Oz_ has this:
>
> "Still, you must surrender!" exclaimed the General, fiercely. "We are
> revolting!"
> "You don't look it," said the Guardian, gazing from one to another,
> admiringly.
>
> The General is General Jinjur, girl leader of the all-girl Army of Revolt.
> They are about to take over the city of Oz.
>
> Randy
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 6:09 AM, Jeff Prucher <
> 000000b93183dc86-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:
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>> 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:
>> >
>> > 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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