Dagwood Splits the Atom

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I would not trust goofball slacker Dagwood Bumstead to split any atoms for me. But in 1948 the authorities obviously thought he was an identifiable role model for their science popularization.

I would like to see this updated for this week's news: DAGWOOD DISCOVERS GRAVITY WAVES.

See several more pages of this comic here.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 13, 2016
     Category: PSA’s | Comics | Atomic Power and Other Nuclear Matters | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | Wimps, Milquetoasts and Cowards | 1940s





Comments
Dagwood was an obvious choice to speak to the building blocks of nature 'cause he used similar techniques in building sandwiches.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/13/16 at 09:18 AM
So Dagwood, supposedly aided by a whole bunch of scientists, split the atom and came up with molecules? If I were one of those dogs, I'd run, too. Try to find the correct universe, fast.
Posted by Virtual on 02/13/16 at 10:18 PM
In panel 2's upper left corner, Mandrake Explains It All to them. The kid can't be Thirsty; he's the next door neighbor of Hiram and Lois Flagston. Elmer was Daisy's bratty boy puppy; after a while, he and his four sisters stopped appearing in the strip.
Posted by Fritz G on 02/14/16 at 08:50 AM









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