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Benny & Sid Presents Chapter 3 of the new serialized graphic novel The Hummer

The latest edition of Salem's only weekly online cartoon strip.

The Hummer #3
By Glen Bledsoe

(Your City, USA) - The purpose of an automobile is to get the rider from point A to point b safely and without incident.

But that's never been true. Cars have been about style and class and social display since the earliest days of the horseless carriage.

Why else would people spend so much of their income on vehicles built more for heavy construction than for carrying a bag of groceries home from the store or conveying the family down to McDonalds to don the evening feed bag?

The Truant Officer now available in comic format!

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Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe), cartoonist, was born and raised in Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for several years. Glen made his home in Oregon in the early 80's where he continues to enjoy the mild climate and lack of sales tax.

He and his wife Karen have published seventeen books together for the school library market. Glen has written extensively on the issues of technology and education for the National Education Association and other Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe) publications. When he is not creating this unique cartoon series, Glen is either teaching, writing a novel, composing music, or reading.

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Glen March 20, 2010 11:04 am (Pacific time)

Wrigley Field is a mental safe house. You may go there, my friend, whenever you feel challenged and need a rest. I have returned to Chicago in real time to visit a few year ago. It has a life of its own and is not caught in a time loop as I find myself in. Not unstuck in time, but looping and iterating in the most pleasant fashion. Some would call this nostalgia. But that's because the limitations of the language.

Osotan; March 20, 2010 5:14 am (Pacific time)

Marc Cohn had the audacity to pen,"don't you give me no Buick, son you must take my word, if there's a god in heaven., he's got a silver Thunderbird". On a more serious note, personally speaking of course, if I was god I wouldn't own a Ford if they tithed it to me straight from The Vatican, no strings attached, unlimited mileage included free of charge! I'd be sittin' behind the wheel of a 66' Rivvy on cruise control listening to James Brown and the Doobie Brothers down the Baja all the way to Cabo San Lucas!, now that's heaven in a nutshell Glen., heaven in a nutshell! Glen I have seen the light of reason! I believe the true didactic is hidden within the "licorice pistol matrix" and mans capacity to extend our own territorial style and self importance., rather than get from A to B as economically as feasable. The proof is we'd all be driving Studabaker's otherwise. Do you think I'm inside Wrigley Field or not?

Glen March 19, 2010 5:11 am (Pacific time)

Osotan, you have a way with words that's absolute poetry. As I said before, you really _do_ get it, don't you?

Osotan; March 19, 2010 12:01 am (Pacific time)

my personally favored gas guzzling pig is a 66' Buick Riviera, 425 c.i.'s and cooler than hell design wise. I finally owned a 69' Rivvy and discovered it cost me about twenty bucks a day,(if I did my own maintenance),just sitting in the driveway!, and the Only time it had a full tank is when I filled up at the gas station., then as I recall unleaded was $1.24 a gallon, but it was black., and it was cool. I walk a lot now but own a Honda 125. Gas is by the liter here and comesout to six bucks a gallon,so I take it easy. It's blue, and I get a hundred kilometers a liter,(62miles), I don't care if it isn't so cool lookin', at this time in my life neither am I, so who do I need to impress I ask you? This guy Hummer is going to eat his own bullets if he doesn't adapt!

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