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    Consarn it, I almost forgot to wish POPEYE a happy birthday. He first appeared in E.C. Segar’s Thimble Theatre in 1929 on this day. And every week without fail he beat the living s- out of someone, usually without spinach. He was my first favorite character, and somewhere I have a little sailor suit picture to prove it. Though it should be noted, the greatest character out of Segar’s ensemble is Wimpy.

    And if you’re a child abuser, you can just expect the sailor to lay a smack-down on you too.

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    Comments

    Comment from John Popa
    Time: January 18, 2008, 10:10 am

    I’ll never forgive Popeye for being part of the spinach cabal, that heinous group of people trying to convince otherwise healthy and happy children to eat the nasty and grotesque vegetable that is spinach.

    Comment from Parker
    Time: January 18, 2008, 11:22 am

    Well what’s so egregious is that the cartoons made clear we had to eat CANNED SPINACH, the grossest thing known to humanity after Collards. Had we been able to enjoy some fresh spinach salad, that would be something else.

    Comment from Sandy Jarrell
    Time: January 18, 2008, 7:11 pm

    My kid is demanding cooked frozen spinach daily, ’cause we’re watching the Fleischer cartoons.
    Last night i watched him plow spinach and ignore meatloaf. Mama Dip’s recipe meatloaf, even. Doused with ketchup. “Can I have more spinach?” “Not until you eat your meatloaf”.

    No kidding.

    Comment from zailo
    Time: January 19, 2008, 10:55 pm

    “Well I’m not a cowboy!”
    Popeye is the epitome of a long lost era of American
    self-reliance.

    Also, the only chartoon character to ever make me laugh so hard it had an asthma-attack effect.