[Ads-l] "What do you mean we, paleface / white man / kemo sabe?"

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 3 05:17:34 UTC 2019

> Could Bridwell have written the joke for the LA Times? I think he was still
> living in Oklahoma at the time, and I have no sense of what he was writing
> then, and where he was submitting it.

He didn't write it for this particular quote -- it was from a column
called "Cityside" written by Gene Sherman.  The column was widely syndicated, and it
ran in Bridwell's home newspaper, the _Daily Oklahoman_ on 12/12/1956.

It seems far more likely that Bridwell read the joke and rewrote it for Mad.
We know that Bridwell read this particular Oklahoma paper because he had assorted
Letters to the Editor published in it on 8/8/1954, 5/15/1955, and 6/30/1964.

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