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Quotes of the Day for 25 August 2002 – Walt Kelly

Walt Kelly was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on this day in 1913. He grew up at Bridgeport, Connecticut, did some early work in comic books, left for California and six years as an animator for Walt Disney (Pinocchio, Dumbo and Fantasia), then moved to New York to start drawing comics for a newspaper that didn't last long. But his comics did. In the '50s and '60s his Pogo acquired a biting political satire, as voiced by various animals in the Okeefenokee Swamp. In '64 and '68 he released two copies of each day's strip, the real one and one with cute bunnies in harmless conversation for newspapers with limited wit or courage.

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The quotes:

Now is the time for all good men to come to.

Thank goodness modern convenience is a thing of the remote future.

There's no easy quick way out, we're gonna have to live through our whole lives, win, lose, or draw.

We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.

We have met the enemy, and he is us.
     - Today's quotes are all from Walt Kelly, 1913 - 1973

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