On November 24th of this past week, the comic strip Gasoline Alley celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Under creator Frank King, the strip began on that date in 1918 as part of a Sunday feature in the Chicago Tribune called The Rectangle, a weekly collection of one panel cartoons. In time, Gasoline Alley became popular enough to stand on its own.
This award winning comic is noted for being the first to acknowledge the passage of time and aging its characters accordingly, although not every story sequence has dealt with cars or their maintance. King continued producing the strip until his assistant Bill Perry took over the Sunday edition and Dick Moores assumed responsiblity for the dailys in the 1950s. Moores' former assistant Jim Scancarelli has produced both editions since 1986.
And in honor of Gasoline Alley's anniversary, our resident comedienne Ms. Waxy Dragon, the 3 year old baby dragon avatar that is one amongst many of a very avid Internet surfer, has provided us some appropriately themed jokes.
Any time you see a young man open a car door for his girlfriend, either the car is new or the girlfriend is.
Where do dogs leave their cars? In the barking lot!
What happened when the frog’s car broke down? It got toad away!
When is a car not a car? When it turns into a garage.
Sign at car mechanic: Bring your car to us. You'll never go anywhere else!
What kind of car does Luke Skywalker drive? A Toy-Yoda!
See you next weekend for more Sunday Funnies.