September 21st, 2007

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Lesser-known Icons 15


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There's definitely a canine theme in this collage, although I never assemble them with any degree of planning.

But don't neglect the Southern Colonel/Kernel punning iconography. I'd say that the Southern Colonel of the Foghorn Leghorn variety was a dead image nowadays, except that it continues to crop up on THE SIMPSONS, such as in this episode:

http://www.tv.com/simpsons/e-i-e-i-annoyed-grunt/episode/1516/summary.html

The Warner Brothers bird was of course patterned after a Southern-speaking comedian of the day, as you can learn here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foghorn_Leghorn

And doesn't that nightmarish Telephone Girl remind you of the abominations in TOY STORY I, fashioned by the evil child-next-door, Sid Phillips...?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toy_story

Posted by Paul DiFi.