Maybe Tolstoy started this way.
Mort Walker, a greasy little man. That's a lot of setup to get two fat naked guys in front of a crowd of pert-breasted and wasp-waisted women.And just what did they "learn"? About sweaty dewlaps? Please don't tell me it's about how Sarge and nameless fat guy with the blond perm are hung. Even for a 1969 newspaper funnies page, the pretense that these soldiers don't know what a man looks like would be too coy to tolerate.
For additional weirdness, a few years later a writer named Dick Malmgren copied this exact story -- I mean beat for beat, even the same punchline -- in a "Betty and Veronica" comic. I wonder if he could have been ghostwriting for Walker? I hope so, because that's better than him ripping off a Mort Walker comic.
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