Before I Met Beetle Bailey I Was Good Friends With Sad Sack
I suppose the most famous comic book’s or comic strips in the world would be, oh, Peanuts…Dagwood and Blondie….and Beetle Bailey.
Well, the other day a few of the diligent employees here at Results Radio and I were shooting the breeze…oops, I mean, we were working hard as usual and I happened to mention a favorite comic book from when i was a kid.
The comic book was ‘Sad Sack’.
Well, all their eyes looked like a deer in the headlights. ‘Huh?’ ‘Sad, what?’ ‘Never heard of it’. ‘Me either, I got nothin’.
Well, at my age, you start to doubt yourself a bit. Hmm, it sure does seem like there was a ‘Sad Sack’ comic when I wore a ten-year-old’s skin. It used to come in those old 3-packs of comics, the one’s that were in the clear plastic and held three comic treasure’s.
And sho’ nuff, Cowboy! I did a little research and…Bingo!
There he was!
I suppose Sad Sack would be a kind of ‘poor man’s’ Beetle Bailey because Sad Sack hasn’t reached the apparent legendary proportion’s that Beetle has. But I loved him just the same!
And do you remember those really cool advertisements in the comic books?
So let’s take a trip back a few years. OK, a few decades. OK, OK, more than a few. Let’s flip through a ‘Sad Sack’ comic book.