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I Go Pogo

4.54  ·  Rating Details ·  144 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Unknown Binding, 190 pages
Published January 1st 1977 by Gregg Press (first published 1952)
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Dec 31, 2010 Rick rated it it was amazing
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I’m not sure what short stories made The Best Short Stories of 1951 or 1952, the years from which the Pogo strips in I Go Pogo were printed, but I’m guessing with confidence that not more than a couple in either year were as good as “Don’t Write, Don’t Wire, See If You Can Reverse the Charges,” a wonderful allegoric satire that adroitly, wittily spoofs politics and human nature. At his best, Kelly was a cross between George Orwell and Jonathan Swift with a touch of Lewis Carroll mixed with early ...more
Nov 16, 2014 Karl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This 190 page book cost one dollar when published in 1952, this is the price of the book not the price of Albert who is priceless. This is the sequel to "Pogo" published about one year earlier. Walt Kelly takes us back to a simpler time, a less angry time, a funnier time.

Pogo Possum represented Everyman, though he was a classic comedic straight man among the denizens of Okefenokee Swamp, a community outside of Waycross, Georgia. Although he was harmless and mild mannered, he could not avoid con
Oct 06, 2014 Stephen rated it it was amazing
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There are so many Pogo books that I just chose this one to stand for all. Growing up with Stevenson-supporting McCarthy-hating parents in an Ike time, I got my first view of politics from the Pogos on the early 1950s, but Pogo is far more than a political cartoon. Beyond the famous yogi-berra-isms ("We have met the enemy and he is us")and sound-alike mis-translations ("deck us all with Boston Charley") there is an always-delightful spirit. Page after randomly-flipped-to page charms you. The art ...more
Though he was the quintessential unwilling candidate (he once actually said "If nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve."), Pogo was a perennial write-in candidate for president through the 1950s and 60s. These strips detail at least one of the campaigns. They usually ended with Pogo left behind by his backers, because he was off somewhere fishing while they were building platforms, etc.
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Sep 20, 2014 Charles Rouse rated it really liked it
I laugh all the way through every time I look at it. Sly humor, hip before it's time.
Jul 13, 2012 Mckinley rated it it was ok
They were there so I read them - maybe too young to though.
Apr 14, 2010 James rated it it was amazing
Why is Pogo so great?! It's so good I get mad at myself for not being this clever. WALT KELLY!!!!!
Feb 21, 2008 Keith rated it it was amazing
Love Walt Kelly. Not a statement, that, but an imperative.
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American animator and cartoonist best known for the classic funny animal comic strip, Pogo. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award in 1951 for Cartoonist of the Year, and their Silver T-Square Award in 1972, given to persons having "demonstrated outstanding dedication or service to the Society or the profession."

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