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August 10, 2006

Not Comics: Andy Capp Statue

I can't think of anything better than a bronze statue celebrating Andy Capp, the most popular violent, alcoholic adulterer ever to strike his wife in a widely-read newspaper comic strip. Not only does Capp have the best licensing food deal ever (Andy Capp Hot Fries), I swear there were at least 50 or so Andy Capp collections, which are no doubt best read bathing in a large pail in your living room as your wife heats the water up on the stove. Someday, our comics reading grandchildren will ask us to explain Andy Capp to them, and our answers will not satisfy. That is his greatness.
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