Friday, February 13, 2009


Friday the 13th is on Friday this month! How about that! I doubt that any of you are old enough to remember the comic strip Pogo, which was created by Walt Kelly and set in the Okefenokee Swamp. Even though I didn't understand all of the references and political satire, I enjoyed the humor, puns, and characters. Churchy LaFemme would say, "Friday the 13th is on Tuesday this month," or whatever day it fell on. I used to say that periodically, and unless people read Pogo, they just thought I was being my usual weird self.

This is Churchill "Churchy" LaFemme. Yes, his name was based on the French phrase Cherchez la femme.
You might be familiar with this saying.

(A 1971 Earth Day poster written and illustrated by Walt Kelly, featuring Pogo and Porkypine, as well as the first ever occurence of the phrase, "We have met the enemy and he is us." {{fairuse}})

Many of us Pogo fans sing this one during Christmas. :-) Aren't you glad you don't live near me?


frogponder said...

I remember Pogo! I was in high school when it ended.

Berry Blog said...

I loved Pogo and all the characters. how neat of you to come up with this. What pricked your memory banks?
My current word play fun for the past few years when and if I buy a paper, is Frank and Ernest- loud and unapologetic.

Wonder Man said...

wow this takes me back

David Dust said...

We had a book of Pogo comic strips at our house when I was a kid. I always loved those swamp critters. But I had no idea Pogo contained any political references at all. I guess I was too young.


Jazzy said...

Pogo was great. I haven't thought of this in ages and would like to see it back again.