I usually get a kick out of "Zits," but today's is especially good....
My sister clipped a "Pluggers" and sent it. It shows a guy on a modern, blue Ford-looking tractor with the caption, "You're a plugger if your driver's education vehicle was a Fordson tractor."
It was submitted by William Johnson of Owensville, Indiana.
I'd never seen a Fordson until last year, but I learned to drive on an 8N Ford. Does that count? What's a Plugger, anyhow?
by Gary Brookins
America's first interactive, reader-participation comic, Pluggers chronicles the hardworking people the world depends on. They represent the 80 percent of humanity who unceremoniously keep plugging along, balancing work, play and family life. Available in color and black & white."
Saw Zits this AM also.
Just thought: I hope he was spinning her with his left hand and pulling UP! Thumb on the same side, of course.
Larry Bohlen '27 touring
I thought the Zits Model T was a particularly good rendition of a Model T for a comic strip. My wife is an accomplished artist but still has trouble producing a good Model T depiction.
Bill R. 25'Fordor
Bill, I thought so too.
I, also, learned to drive on a Ford 8N, sitting on my dad's lap at the age of 4. Soloed when I was 6 and was pulling loaded trailers out of the orchards by myself when I was 7. I could NOT imagine letting my kids do that. Times were different then I guess. Guess also that makes me a plugger.
The main reason for me to make comments, though, is to thank you for showing "Zits". We no longer get that one and I very much enjoyed the 'T' reference.
I would like to know who the commenter "Model_T_Widow" is. Any one missing a wife?
I like "Zits" and I also like "Pluggers." We don't get "Pluggers" in the local paper so I often buy the Great Falls paper just to get a look at it. Years ago I cut out a "Pluggers" and put it in a little frame and hung it on the wall. It said "Being a Plugger is having your birthday close to Christmas and getting ONE present for both." Since my birthday is four days after Christmas, the 29th, it fit perfectly.
Happy Birthday Uncle Stan.
Thanks, if I'd have known I was going to live to be this old I'd have raised even more Hell, drank even more whiskey and chased even more woman. I was afraid it would kill me young so I backed off before my max capacity was reached.
I was trying to paste this comic in, I actually know how to do it, but the second time I was smart enough to read the popup that said "file protected, cannot be ........... "
So here is the link to the Pluggers Christmas cartoon. There are a bunch of others to look at.
By the way, Ralph, that tractor in the cartoon about learning to drive is a Fordson Major, made in England and imported here from about 52 to 60. It didn't ruin Ford's reputation for quality products but it came pretty close. Nobody with less than the tremendous bankroll Ford had in those days could have survived the Fordson Major and the Select-O-Speed transmission they put on the market in 58.
It's still the 28th here, but happy birthday anyway!
I loved Zits today.
Thank you, RD and Stan for introducing me to "Pluggers" !
I'll have to write to my newspaper...
My son and his son flew in late last night. So we had all five kids and assorted spouses here tonight with 4 grandkids for our belated Christmas Dinner of prime rib!
: ^ )
Along with Zits, Real Life Adventures, Haggar, Born Looser, and assorted others, I think the folks that write those must be looking in my windows and reading my mail. They sure hit close to home. Happy New Year to all who enjoy our wonderful hobby.
Dick, we have an 18 year old son and for the last several years my wife and I chuckle when we read Zits. That's my son Jack, down to a tee.
I'll have to find Pluggers. It's not in our Sunday paper.
Stan, We had a neighbor with a Select-O-Speed. He would bale hay on the ground and hire a bunch of us young neighborhood kids to pick up the bales. All I remember about it was, you were pretty lucky if you weren't thrown off the hay rack as some kid was clicking through the gears. As I remember, It had a little "inching pedal" in place of the clutch and was very jerky when trying to hook anything up.
Stan, The time to sow your wild oats is when you are so old you won't live to reap them. A quote from Segar's Poopdeck Pappy back in the early 30s. If it wasn't so late I would find, scan,and attach it. Art in Pahrump.
I have a son 25 and daughter 20 - we've been convinced for years that the Zits author had a camera in our house somewhere. Then we found out he must have an incredible surveillance system since everybody we know feels the same way.
He did a "Zits" take off on "Goodnight Moon" a couple years ago that we still have posted on our refrigerator.
Having 5 children, the eldest being 50 and the youngest 39, I have come to the conclusion that adolescence lasts until about the age 30. We parents are very lucky that we get off the hook at the age 18 (legally, that is).