Dagwood Splits the Atom


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

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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