More Al Capp Contributions to American Culture

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 29 15:16:03 UTC 2009

"What's Good For General Bullmoose Is Good For The U.S.A.!"

But Capp specified in the strip that the setting was the mythical
hamlet of Dogpatch, Kentucky.

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

On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 3:12 AM, Carter Rila <elcutachero at> wrote:
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> I don't know how many of you are aware of a multi-volume encyclopedia publi=
> shed about 1946 with aritcles written by knowledgable specialists. The arti=
> cle on the Comic strip was written by=A0 Al Capp himself.=20
> In Lil' Abner the location can be deduced by the recurring gags about kicka=
> poo joy juice, the Kickapoos once lived on the coast land of the Big Thicke=
> t country in East Texas. Some say they were the Indians that Sam Houston st=
> ayed with when he "went native" for a few years.
> Lower Slobbovia is in the Balkans in the Albania-Macedonia highlands.
> The most famous references are to Daisy May, Abner's companera.=20
> First is to a low-crowned hat made of blue denim worn for fatigue duty by s=
> oldier's prior to 1941.=20
> The most widely used for many yeara meaning of Daisy Mays, was for the chop=
> ped off at crotch blue denim jeans.=20
> Now, since the rowdy Dukes of Hazzard TV series of the eighties, they are k=
> nown as Daisy Dukes.=A0 Notorious for showing almost as much cheek as a tan=
> k suit, they were featured on Jessica Simpson most recently.
> =A0
> Charles Franklin Carter
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