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Thread #23214 Message #3072933
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
12-Jan-11 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: nostalgia...Pogo does F.J. Child
Subject: RE: nostalgia...Pogo does F.J. Child
I loved Pogo by the time I got to college, but not as a little kid. I remember when I was just a kid, that Pogo was too hard to read. It's those typefaces. And the vocabulary. So if you want to introduce a new generation to Pogo, I recommend waiting till they are high-school age, at least.
Although it might be fun to sit on the couch with a book and a kid and read it aloud. Be sure to do the accents and use expression.
The strip that Bill D posted has a song about the Battle of New Orleans. I just read a history book (When the Mississippi Flowed Backwards by Jay Feldman) that had a description of that 'battle.' It wasn't a battle, it was a massacre. On the orders of incompetent officers, the British charged a line of Americans who stood on an embankment and mowed them down without mercy. Even Americans who had been there and done it talked about how horrible it was.
I never want to hear a cheery folksong about the Battle of New Orleans again.