As I’ve written years ago a few times I was enveloped in the comic world of Riverdale and it’s comical and entertaining fictional characters.
Archie’s comics were a great and occupying part of my childhood and also part of my adulthood as I still buy/order, read and enjoy them today.
I’ve never watched the modern television show/series that is on nowadays on WPIX channel eleven as I have no interest in the drama.
It’s the old classical style comics that hold my interest and one particular one that I remember as a child was a sketch about Moose Mason and Midge Klump.
Midge had went away on vacation and she spoke with Moose over the phone, I think she was on the phone with him because it was so long ago and I’ve read so much stuff through out the years, anyway when Midge talked to Moose she told him to send her a wire (meaning a letter).
When he actually did mail a envelope out to her at her location it literally was a metal wire that was included inside and Midge was dumbfounded.
It was so cutely funny to me and I thought that it was just part of the writer’s creative imagination as I didn’t assume anyone could be that idiotic even though Moose’s character was always kind of slow always saying “Duh” before he spoke and all.
I found out as I got older that I was wrong.
A guy that was in his sixties use to come by my house from time to time when I was in my twenties. He couldn’t read and he was ignorant. I’m not saying that he was ignorant because he couldn’t read he was just the type that was lacking knowledge in general and wasn’t able to rise above it due to his mentality and lifestyle.
Nevertheless, we got on the subject of hereditary. And I was saying that my genes were a little different than one of my other relatives because we didn’t have the same parental bloodline.
So he stopped me while I was in the middle of explaining and uttered out to me, “Hey cool” (how he referenced me). “Now, what a pair of pants got to do with this?”
This guy didn’t know the difference of definition between genes and jeans. He didn’t even know there were two different words just with the same sound.
Right then and there I had remembered that sketch and I hollered inside now understanding just how real art imitated life to that ludicrous degree.
When I told a few people about it back then they laughed and they were like “He’s that dumb”. And I was like “Yeah”.