January 19, 2006

First Use of the Word "Blog"?


Source: The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century :: Joey deVilla's Weblog :: Quite Possibly the First Time the Word "Blog" was Used in Comics

Posted by Vanderleun at January 19, 2006 12:33 PM
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Wow! When is that from and how on earth did you find it?

Posted by: rickl at April 19, 2006 5:06 PM

From the art and lettering I'd say the late 50s, early 60s. It should be noted that Lois Lane as always been a self-sufficient woman.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at April 19, 2006 6:15 PM

BTW, you'll note that Blog is only missing the thick glasses and pajamas to make him an accurate representation of the breed. :)

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at April 19, 2006 6:17 PM

I'm not sure at all where it came from. It surfaced during a reorganization of some 10,000 jpg files gathered from here or there with no identifying marks or scars.

A Superman scholar could probably place it.

Posted by: Vanderleun at April 19, 2006 6:41 PM

Clark Kent represents the smug MSM (he worked for the Daily Planet) who thinks he's so cool 'cause he's got a Pith Helmet and stuff. Very deep.

Posted by: doolz at April 19, 2006 7:24 PM

More information here.

Posted by: tbrosz at April 19, 2006 8:13 PM

Thanks. Updated.

Posted by: Gerard Van der Leun at April 20, 2006 10:38 AM

Joyce - Finnegans Wake (1939)
between 18 and 19

Booms of bombs and heavy rethudders? 1
This aim to you! 2
The tail, so mastrodantic, as you tell it nearly takes your 3
own mummouth's breath away. Your troppers are so unrelieved 4
because his troopers were in difficulties. Still let stultitiam done 5
in veino condone ineptias made of veritues. How many were 6
married on that top of all strapping mornings, after the midnight 7
turkay drive, my good watcher? 8
Puppaps. That'd be telling. With a hoh frohim and heh 9
fraher. But, as regards to Tammy Thornycraft, Idefyne the lawn 10
mare and the laney moweress and all the prentisses of wildes to 11
massage him. 12
Now from Gunner Shotland to Guinness Scenography. 13
Come to the ballay at the Tailors' Hall. We mean to be mellay on 14
the Mailers' Mall. And leap, rink and make follay till the Gaelers' 15
Gall. Awake! Come, a wake! Every old skin in the leather world, 16
infect the whole stock company of the old house of the Leaking 17
Barrel, was thomistically drunk, two by two, lairking o' tootlers 18
with tombours a'beggars, the blog and turfs and the brandywine 19
bankrompers, trou Normend fashion, I have been told down to 20
the bank lean clorks? Some nasty blunt clubs were being operated 21
after the tradition of a wellesleyan bottle riot act and a few plates 22
were being shied about and tumblers bearing traces of fresh 23
porter rolling around, independent of that, for the ehren of Fyn's 24
Insul, and then followed that wapping breakfast at the Heaven 25
and Covenant, with Rodey O'echolowing how his breadcost on 26
the voters would be a comeback for e'er a one, like the depre- 27
dations of Scandalknivery, in and on usedtowobble sloops off 28
cloasts, eh? Would that be a talltale too? This was the grandsire 29
Orther. This was his innwhite horse. Sip? 30
Well, naturally he was, louties also genderymen. Being 31
Kerssfesstiydt. They came from all lands beyond the wave for 32
songs of Inishfeel. Whiskway and mortem! No puseyporcious 33
either, invitem kappines all round. But the right reverend priest, 34
Mr Hopsinbond, and the reverent bride eleft, Frizzy Fraufrau, 35
were sober enough. I think they were sober.

Posted by: Ira at April 20, 2006 11:32 AM