JumpStart by Robb Armstrong for April 16, 2024

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    Botulism Bob  3 months ago

    And they still reproduced.

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    sueb1863  3 months ago

    Look, they didn’t even know how women got pregnant back then. They knew sex had something to do with it but were unclear on the mechanics. They didn’t figure it out until 1875. So cut them some slack on not being geniuses about hygiene.

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    duggersd Premium Member 3 months ago

    You can certainly tell they are slathered in deodorant and cologne. And everyone in the room can tell because the smell makes the eyes water.

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    crookedwolf Premium Member 3 months ago

    Yeah, cologne or perfume used to cover up the smell back then..

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    Ellis97  3 months ago

    You’d be amazed at how messed up American history really is.

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    Doug K  3 months ago

    Slathered head-to-toe in deodorant? Gross!

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    Mark DeMist Premium Member 3 months ago

    Joe just isn’t very bright is he?

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    360guy Premium Member 3 months ago

    So were the French royals, because they were gross.

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    biz.gocomics  3 months ago

    I came here all the way from the year 2525 just to say: Ew, gross! DEODORANT???

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    DaBump Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ew, gross.

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    yangeldf  3 months ago

    the world used to really suck, with each passing generation we suck a little bit less, but make no mistake, the next generation will be able to point out just how much we really suck.

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    DuskyPaws  3 months ago

    Especially in summer, lol.

    By the way, I wonder what kind of present Shark received from Kenny. Last time we saw him, he was hanging off the fire escape balcony. So don’t leave us hanging there as well! LOL

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    The Wolf In Your Midst  3 months ago

    At least we’re no longer dumping chamber pots out of windows….

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    David Huie Green ForceIsAUsefulFiction  3 months ago

    “An excellent example.”

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    tammyspeakslife Premium Member 3 months ago

    People smelled, didn’t have running water and convenient shopping malls. They had other things on their minds, like survival. I know, if they knew about the importance of washing regularly there would have been better but now the market is flooded with wasteful product that have harmful additives in them.

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    Brent Rosenthal Premium Member 3 months ago

    My high school history teacher used to tell us about the constitutional convention and how it wasn’t as romantic as we like to think. It was Philadelphia in mid July, hot as blazes, they wore thick wool clothing, and they had to keep the windows closed so that people outside wouldn’t hear. Couple that with no deodorant, and you had probably quite an unpleasant gathering.

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    JoeMartinFan Premium Member 3 months ago

    If they could see and hear a lot of the stuff that we watch and listen to (and often expose our kids to), I’m sure they’d be pretty grossed out!

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    Mikeswolvesbane  3 months ago

    Yes, yes; my mother made me take a bath every six months, whether I needed one or not!

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    decalwrites  3 months ago

    I’d say that is gross. Chemical allergies are a thing (and a growing one).

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