The weed of crime bears bitter fruit

Mike Salovesh t20mxs1 at CORN.CSO.NIU.EDU
Tue Feb 15 09:27:19 UTC 2000

Sorry to keep pestering you, Barry, but maybe you'd be the first one
able to answer this question:  What cartoon series played on "Crime
doesn't pay" with the variant "Crime doesn't pay -- much"?

I remember that restatement from the Sunday funnies, and have the
impression that the date was somewhere in 1940-1945.  (But that's a date
for my first recollection, and says nothing about when it first appeared
in the strip.)

I don't know whether this is straight memory, or simply a readjustment
of what I think I recall to something I remember more clearly.  This
sounds like the kind of thing I'd expect to see in the old Smokey Stover
cartoons.  (Along with other great mottoes: Notary Sojac, for one.)

And what strip had little signboards saying "Nov smoz ka pop"? Smokey
Stover again?

-- mike salovesh                    <salovesh at>

More information about the Ads-l mailing list