Wednesday, October 30, 2019

This Day in History, October 1938

On this day of History, October 30, 1938, Orson Wells presented his audio production of THE WAR OF THE WORLDS which realistically portrayed  Martians invading Earth.  

As I said, it was realistically portrayed and some many people, who probably tuned in late and did not hear the introduction panicked.  They thought it was real and did what they had to do, like dig holes, headed for the hills, whatever.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ghostly at Oakland Cemetery

In the late 1970s I took this picture looking in a window of a crypt at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta.     Visually, I saw no what-izzit or even Casper.  But, the developed film pointed out this.  Boo!

Monday, October 28, 2019


DOLEMITE IS MY NAME movie.  It was about a real person back in the movie black and white days and the story of Rudy Ray Moore working on a shoestring budget, which the results looked like a failure DOLEMITE IS MY NAME.  On a late talk show the other about a week ago we saw Eddie Murphy make a pitch for but it caught on, probably because it was campy and became a success along with his next 4 or 5 movies.

Warning:  Put on tight “no outside noise” earphones on any one watching it under 12.  It has a lot of curse words, F-words, N-Words and you better put binders on the little ones too, it has a lot of tits.
There were a lot of cameos, such as Snoop Dog. Rudy Ray Moore was a real person, and Eddie Murphy played him.  Eddie Murphy also directed the movie.  He was one of the producers too!

We thought it was pretty good.

We watched it on NETFLIX.

Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta. Never look into a parked car

At Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, never look in the windows of a parked car.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

SUNDAY FUNNIES!! MAD #2, Baseball & Witches!

It is the time of the year for the World Series and scary things.  Are we experts on  jumping on the Band Wagon or what?
Story written by editor Harvey Kurtzman and illustrated by Jack Davis.
Be sure and click on each panel to enlarge the picture to make it readable and hopefully understandable.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Segregation Back "then"

In today’s Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb & State section, is the article “Black and White” by Ross Williams.  Mr. Williams is black.  He took a scholarly non-biased view of the segregation traditions and laws in Marietta back “then”.

In the article he had an illustration map of Marietta pointing out where the black neighborhoods were.

It reminded me of in the 1960s Marietta’s neighboring town Smyrna bragged of not having any black citizens in the city limits.  What they did where any cluster of blacks lived they officially made that area outside the city limits of Smyrna.  Not only did they have no voting power but also fire and ambulances service.  

But I suppose they had county ambulances, fire, and police service.  I think it was just a ploy to keep them from voting as a Smyrna citizen.


We hear today many instances, because of loopholes, that the very rich and corporations do not pay taxes.  

The Robbin Hood story is just the opposite.  But it is fiction.

From MAD #4, story by editor Harvey Kurtzman and art by John Severson. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Here is a couple of pages draw by Will Elder, THE RAVEN, torn from MAD Comicbook #9. Now and then someone asks me how come I named my blog Study and enjoy Elder's mini art and you will find the clue of why Chicken-fat is Chicken-fat.

click on enlarge and make readable

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Today th I-285 is 50 years old today!!  The I-285 that wraps around Atlanta like a 64 miles long snake is 50 years old today.  Toot your horn!

The Braves baseball players had a star player Pascual Perez who did not speak or read English.  On his first drive to the stadium he could not read the road signs on the I-285.  He looped the 285 several times.  He was late and gained the nickname  Pascual 285 Perez which later was changed to Perimeter Perez.

Sunday, October 13, 2019


I'm sorry my CHICKEN-FAT blog posts have been rare lately.  I am been out of sync lately.  I will either do better or won't.

Sunday, October 06, 2019


This story was my introduction to MAD back in the mid 1950s when I was in the 7th grade.  To say it changed my mind-set would be an understatement.

Story by editor Harvey Kurtzman.  Art by Wally Wood.

Saturday, October 05, 2019

CRAZY (first)

You may this interesting.  It is the first issue of CRAZY, October 1973

Its Introducing title is:  STAN LEE PRESENTS.  So, there you go.

The cover is illustrated by Kelly Freas who had illustrated in MAD and EC's War Comics.

The inside front cover (Virginia Slims mock) is by Marie Severin, who recently died.  She is also a MAD, EC Comics veteran.  She did most the coloring for MAD and went on to MARVEL Publishing Co. Her late brother John Severin was a dedicated MAD-EC artist and spent his final days with CRACKED.

Thursday, October 03, 2019


One of my careers of the past is finally appreciated.

Today is National News Delivers Day, in other words Paper Boys.

I delivered the ATLANTA JOURNAL for a year. 

HOO-RAH for me.