I'll tell you why I asked you to pay attention to that last segment of The Oldest Man in the World Contest . . . because that was the last segment of The Oldest Man in the World Contest. That was it. No more. Never mentioned again. We'll never know who won. Kelly seemed to have lost interest and just walked away from it. After all, it was his strip—he could do whatever he wanted with it.
The strip below is the very next one, and after that Kelly moves on to other nonsense.
For any of you paying attention to continuity, the Sunday strip dated just prior to this one has already been posted earlier in the year, as a stand-alone, as it had absolutely nothing to do with this story. Kelly's stream of consciousness wandered from sea to shining sea before dumping into the gulf, as you'll see in the next few strips.
How can it be another Sunday already—time has run amok.
Hey, it looks like we're back to the contest . . .
Captain Webb was, of course, the first person to swim the English Channel without the use of artificial help, back in 1875 (and who drowned while attempting to swim through the whirlpool and rapids at the foot of Niagra Falls). Albert is stretching for that one.
I'm still on deadline, but you know I just hate to miss a Sunday without posting a Pogo Sunday. I can't say I'll never miss a Sunday, you know if I'm really sick or traveling or something like that. But we're still in the midst of the Oldest Man in the World Contest, and this strip is one of my favorites with Albert as a hero, even while on the run from the coppers. And the double entendre of his act of heroism is pretty funny.
It's just so comforting to look at a beautiful Sunday Pogo, isn't it?
Kelly's art has such a great sense of cartoon believability under the Suwanee bank:
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