Well, it almost worked in the US in 1920-33.
That would take away his entire diet.
I can just imagine what Andy C. said to them…and it wasn’t funny… ;)
I’m surprised the two guys aren’t flat out on the pavement with black eyes!
Aaaah, Prohibition. The origin of the American Criminal Class!
If not for this “Great Experiment” in Mrs. Grundy-ism there would have been no Mob, no mass corruption of the Police and the Courts, no Kennedys (Check where Old Joe’s money came from) Indeed, many of America’s ‘social ills’ can be traced from that moment.
("But we didn’t MEAN for THAT to happen! The Reformers cried, as their expected outcomes were drowned in a Tidal Wave of ‘Unintended Consequences’)
You want to eliminate a ‘Vice’ DON’T engage in it! And gently encourage others to follow your example. The moment you use anything more forceful than calm reasoned persuasion YOU ARE EXPOSED as a TYRANT!
Does anyone know if Andy Capp, Beetle Bailey andChip Flagstone are related???
Number Six gives this strip one star.I give it none!
No beer makes Andy Capp a mad man.
I first heard about Prohibition when I was in 4th grade (circa 1960). That night I asked Grandpa R., who was about to retire from Rheingold Brewery, what he did from 1920 to 1933. He said the place made “near-beer” (<0.5% alcohol). He drove the truck to “some store”, and what happened after that was no concern of his!
BTW, the best book on Prohibition is “LAST CALL” by Daniel Okrent. ISBN-10: 0743277023
They’re actually two bit hoods hoping to kick start their own mafia.
Roger Kettle was the writer for Andy from 2000-2010, and was a very good replacement for Reg Smythe when the strip was reincarnated. I just discovered that he now does a strip called Beau Peep about a cowardly legionnaire. Check it out at Beau Peep.
I recently made a post about racism an to make my point I used the “N” word with the middle letters replaced with asterisk.I wasn’t calling anyone a racial slur, just pointing out what someone else was saying, so I could make my point.My post was removed.It was removed, even thow I was making an ANTI racist comment. And (as far as I know) I’m still here.
And the puddle must be behind the table….?
We did this experiment once with alcohol. It didn’t work. Crime was rampant. We did it again with drugs. It didn’t work. Crime is rampant. Why do we have to keep trying prohibition over and over and over when there are absolutely no examples of it ever having worked?
BE VERY CAREFUL what you post! Depends on who is watching. Using symbols doesn’t work either! I was accused of and I quote, using “trickery” by using dollar signs and asterisk, etc.
Happy I replied to a poster who called someone a Hispanic racial slur, using their quote and defending Hispanics (Carmy) was Hispanic, btw. Anyway, that was part and parcel of what got me banned, so be careful Happy and the rest of you.
Hi Gweedo, Affie and Number Six (wherever you are!)
Check out todays Overboard. Instigator enjoyed your posts last night. Wanted me to thank you.
Your loyalty is admirable but No6 will be released on the 11th June.
It’s good that Six only got a 7 day ban. The shortest one I know of.
Andy’s fantasyEncore presentation
? Worried about the procedure or summat?.Don’t get you. Affie wondered if he could change his home page to GoComics. I thought my instructions might help him.
@Al S.Very witty! Oscar Wilde would be most impressed.
Instigator is the cartoonist himself of that strip. I have been reading it for years. In fact, way back in 2008 when I signed up as a Pro here, that was the strip that brought me to gocomics in the first place.
Like No6 I also have a passion for Goldfrapp.
Now ‘Head First’ with lyrics! Link.
And now something for the ladies.
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I think yer right.
You need to get yourself a No2 to get you thru your next incarceration.
NO GWEEDO, MY MAN! I have no e for Annette!
GOODNIGHT MY FRIEND!
July 08, 2017