by Emmett Smith
HERE’S Something I just got in today from Riff Affolter, here at home in Old Mankato:
“For the people over [YOU fill this in…I don’t have the NERVE! — BW] you might remember the Howdy Doody television show. This week, Dec. 27th, marks the 60th anniversary of the Howdy Doody Show beginning. It was on the 27th of December in 1947 that “Buffalo Bob” Smith did the first Puppet Playhouse. Frank Paris was to operate the first and crudely designed Howdy. Later, the new Howdy arrived from Velma Dawson and the rest is history. So, Mr. Doody, Happy 60th and thanks for the thousands of shows.”
WELL, Gang, it’s me, Grandpa Wook, and the great difficulty I’ve always had with “Mister” Howdy Doody is the same as with Mickey Mouse, both being little goody-twoshoes snitches and INFORMERS….
NOW, The Walt Disney figure, created by Donald Duck cartoonist Carl Barks and who captures the brutish & essentially Republican unfairness of life, PLUS satirizes completely the Democrat Party free-ride “welfare attitude,” is (ta da!) Gladstone Gander, GLADSTONE GANDER, Gladstone Gander, “the LUCKIEST pest in Duckburg!”
GLADSTONE Gander, who when he needed money simply had to say, “I bet I reach right here into this snowbank and YES, INDEEDY, HERE IT IS, somebody’s big fat wallet all stuffed full of MONEY that they dropped right here at the bus stop just before the big blizzard!” And then he would return the wallet and get a big fat reward…EVERY TIME.
NOW There is NO question, Gladstone Gander, is the real role-model for our postmodern kids stuck with OUR thieving IOUs — Gladstone Gander AND Old Uncle Scrooge McDuck, he of the three cubic acres of money stashed away in his famous Money Bin.
COMPARED To these guys, Bill Clinton and G W Bush are just a couple of foul balls and false alarms, and Donald Trump is just another fourflusher,
HAPPY Holidays & Don’t Forget To Vote For RON PAUL IN 2008!
AND If you like nostalgia and some year-round GIFT IDEAS, be sure to visit Riff Affolter, at::
Nostalgic 1930’s SciFi — http://www.mnriv.com/tumithak.html
Young Adult adventure stories — http://www.mnriv.com/doctweed.html
Nostalgic 1930’s/40’s Cowboy Singing — http://www.mnriv.com/cowboy.html
[Emmett R Smith all rights reserved 23 December 2007]