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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Posted in Uncategorized by cesco7 on June 16, 2010

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  1. Michael Burton said, on June 16, 2010 at 2:24 am

    They never should have let him watch “Full Metal Jacket.”

  2. David Learn said, on June 16, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Zero doesn’t show up in Beetle Bailey any more?

  3. Paul1963 said, on June 16, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Zero still shows up in Beetle Bailey every now and then. What a lot of people don’t remember is that there used to be another “dumb guy” character in the strip. His name was Ozone, and he looked like, well, a big dumb guy. Walker phased him out of the strip because there was some concern about looking like the strip was making fun of the mentally handicapped.
    Apparently, one dumb guy is OK but two is piling on.
    At least, that’s the story I recall from Walker’s book, “Backstage at the Strips,” which came out in the late ’70s.

  4. Metz77 said, on June 16, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I think the difference is that Zero is clearly a “dumb hick” stereotype, which doesn’t cause nearly as much highly publicized offense as a mentally handicapped stereotype.


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