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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 02:28 PM
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Return with me to the thrilling days of YESTERYEAR !!
To 1967 when comix were KING ! At a time when twelve cents would buy a boy a first class ticket to the exotic, mystical wonders of the world.
It was the year when a young man dreamed of the day he could leave behind his parents, his best girl, his SS396 Chevelle, and fly to the far away, steamy jungles of South Vietnam !!
Join me as we follow the adventures of one such lad, who thanks to the magical super powers of a goofy cap, was able to live out a young man's dream of a lifetime !!

This is the story of..."Tod Holton, SUPER GREEN BERET" !

http://www.thoughtviper.com/inexob/th.html
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izzie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 02:39 PM
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1. Wasn't that the run into the Long Ranger?
That was in the 40's
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 02:43 PM
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2. Out of the clear blue of the western skies....
..Oh, now that's Sky King.

These things play over and over in my head.
It's hell being me
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 02:49 PM
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3. That was truly warped
Y'know, there was always a movement to claim that comic books sicken young minds. Maybe this is the book people in that movement saw...
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 03:00 PM
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6. Actually the website author saw an opportunity for a different claim
...ROLF humor
If you read on...It gets more bizzare.
I laughed 'til I coughed stuff up.

I remember these propaganda comix of the era, though most of the ones I had were Korean War. Commie machine guns reported with a "BUDDAH BUDDAH BUDDAH" sound effect. (probably subliminal religeous connection)

"Super Green Beret" however, has to be the cheesiest attempt at recruitment buzz ever put to pulp.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 02:51 PM
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4. that webmaster is a great writer...
...he's up there with Maddox, IMO. Check out the corporate mascots section with the faceless android mechanic.
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 02:54 PM
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5. that is sick stuff.... I think I was warped by it...wonder if that was
before or after John Wayne's misreable piece of dreck, The Green Berets?
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JohnnyRingo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-31-04 03:04 PM
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7. Kinda make you want to "join up" and help wipe the commie bastards
Edited on Sat Jul-31-04 03:08 PM by JohnnyRingo
...from the face of the earth, doesn't it ?

1968 proved that it didn't.

on edit:
Then again...how many freepers still have that comic stashed away at mom's house. Where they're staying 'til they uhhh .."get back on their feet"
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