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The inspiration for Politenessman?

January 13, 2010

Hairbreadth Harry, 1920Check out Hairbreadth Harry, an old newspaper comic strip from 1920 by German-American cartoonis Charles W. Kahles. I think it bears an uncanny resemblance to Ron Barrett’s Politenessman strip, which ran for years in National Lampoon. (Seen on Uncle Eddie’s Theory Corner.)


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