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Ancient History

For today's history lesson, kids, we look at ancient forms of entertainment. Before the internet killed them, there were things called "newspapers" where people could read actual, truthful reports of news, sports and entertainment. Everyone's favorite part of the newspaper was the "comics page" or, as it was often called, "the funnies." Comic strips were humorous stories of the lives of humans and animals such as Beetle Bailey, Charlie Brown and Garfield.


Walt Kelly's Pogo comic strip was well known for its unique style of humor as it followed the daily lives of Pogo Possum and his friends in the Okefenokee Swamp. Toon Lagoon in Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure pays tribute to the swamp with this depiction of Howland Owl and Churchy LaFemme making music, blissfully ignorant of their boat sinking slowly into the swamp.

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Taken on November 12, 2010