[Dixielandjazz] Is a Jack higher than a spade??

rahberry at comcast.net rahberry at comcast.net
Tue Jan 30 07:37:04 PST 2007

Add me to the Pogophile list!
  -- Rae Ann

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From: Dan Augustine <ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu>
> Charlie and DJML--
>      Well, Charlie is the winner of the beautiful vacation in 
> Irwindale (courtesy of Frank Zappa's estate) for knowing that the 
> quotation on my signature tag was from Pogo:
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> **  Dan Augustine  --  Austin, Texas  --  ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
> **  "Is a Jack higher than an Ace or smaller than a Spade?"
> **  "It's both, leastwise it's mostly." -- OK, who said that?
> **--------------------------------------------------------------------**
>      I've been a Pogophile (to which Charlie alludes and belongs) 
> since about 1950 and have um... about 20 Pogo Possum comic books 
> (i.e., books of the comic strips from the daily papers).  Much to the 
> befuddled distress of my highschool English-teacher, i used to lapse 
> into Pogoese in both speech and prose at odd moments.
>      And, lest you think that Pogo comics are off-topic to dixieland 
> jazz, know that Pogo's creator Walt Kelly was a big fan of Ward 
> Kimball's (and vice versa), who was inter alia the leader of the 
> Firehouse Five Plus Two.  Not only THAT, BUT (as i believe i have 
> recounted previously on this List) i am the proud owner of an 
> original Long-Playing record called "Songs of the Pogo", written (and 
> in a couple cases, sung) by Walt Kelly himself (which LP is now 
> available on CD).
>      Dan
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> >Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 20:26:20 -0500
> >From: "charles coleman" <charliew8fim at verizon.net>
> >Subject: Is a Jack higher than a spade??
> >To: <ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu>
> >Cc: "charlie coleman" <charliew8fim at verizon.net>
> >
> >Dan - Don't throw out Pogo-isms and not expect to get a response!!! 
> >That was from Walt Kelly, speaking for the three bats, Bewitched, 
> >Bothered and Bemildred as they sat playing cards.
> >Regards,   Charlie "Pogophile" Coleman
> -- 
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> **  Dan Augustine  --  Austin, Texas  --  ds.augustine at mail.utexas.edu
> **      "We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo
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