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Alley Oop was a character created in 1932 by American cartoonist V. T. Hamlin. Alley Oop USPS stamp This image is a postage stamp produced by the United States Postal Service after 1978. ... Alley Oop USPS stamp This image is a postage stamp produced by the United States Postal Service after 1978. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... A cartoon is any of several forms of art, with varied meanings that evolved from one to another. ...


He was a sturdy citizen of the prehistoric kingdom of Moo who rode a dinosaur, carried a stone war hammer, dressed in nothing but a pair of fur shorts, and obviously would rather fight dinosaurs in the jungle than deal with his fellow countrymen in Moo's capital (and only) cave-town. Prehistory (Greek words προ = before and ιστορία = history) is the period of human history prior to the advent of writing (which marks the beginning of recorded history). ... Orders Saurischia    Sauropodomorpha    Theropoda Ornithischia Dinosaurs are animals that dominated the terrestrial ecosystem for over 100-million years. ... For the tabletop games, see Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000. ...


In spite of these exotic settings, the stories were mostly satires of American suburban life, directed to an adult public. The first stories centered on his dealings with his fellow cavemen -- his friend Foozy and his girlfriend Ooola, Moo's King Guz and Queen Oompah, the King's Grand Wizer, and assorted citizens -- and occasional skirmishes with the rival kingdom of Lem. (The names Moo and Lem are probably references to the fabled lost continents of Mu and Lemuria.) Satire is a literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject (for example, individuals, organizations, or states) often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. ... It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ... Mu (lost continent) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Lemuria is the name of a Lost Land variously located in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. ...


In later stories he was taken to the 20th century by a time machine, built by Dr. Wonmug. Modern characters included the sometimes villian, sometimes hero G. Oscar Boom. Alley Oop was hardly upset by the move, and became a sort of "test pilot" for Dr. Wonmug. As such he was sent on expeditions to various periods and places in history, such as Ancient Egypt, Arthurian England and the American Old West. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Time Machine may refer to one of the following. ... Map of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt as a general historical term broadly refers to the civilization of the Lower Nile Valley, between the First Cataract and the mouths of the Nile Delta, from circa 3300 BC until the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC. As a civilization based... King Arthur is an important figure in the mythology of Great Britain, where he appears as the ideal of kingship in both war and peace. ... Great Basin region, typical American West The Western United States has played a significant role in history and fiction. ...


The syndicated cartoon strip sharing his name was first published on December 5, 1932. The strip was taken over, starting in 1967, by Hamlin's assistant Dave Graue, then in 1991 by Jack Bender, who was later joined by his wife Carol Bender. Note that Syndicate was also the name of a series of computer games A syndicate is an association of people or companies. ... This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1995, the strip was one of 20 included in the Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative postage stamps. The Comic Strip Classics series of commemorative postage stamps was issued by the US Postal Service in 1995 to honor the centennial of the newspaper comic strip. ... This 1974 stamp from Japan depicts a Class 8620 steam locomotive. ...


He was also immortalized in a one-hit-wonder song, "Alley Oop" by the Hollywood Argyles: In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist who is generally known for only one hit single. ...

There's a man in the funny papers we all know:
Alley Oop Oop Oop, Oop Oop.
He lived way back a long time ago.
Alley Oop Oop Oop, Oop Oop.

According to this song "he [has] got a big ugly club"; arguably this describes not his war-hammer, with its stone head tied to a shaft, but a more typical cartoon caveman's rough conical wood club, such as is carried by his own king. Hercules fights the Lernaean Hydra with a club A club or cudgel is perhaps the simplest of all mêlée weapons. ...


His name comes from a slang phrase to tell someone to climb, referring to what he has to do to ride his dinosaur. It ultimately comes from "allez oup," a lingua franca phrase of French mixed either with English or some other Germanic language. Lingua franca, literally Frankish language in Italian, was originally a mixed language consisting largely of Italian plus a vocabulary drawn from Turkish, Persian, French, Greek and Arabic and used for communication throughout the Middle East. ...


The strip was initially a daily strip which began 5 DEC 32 and ran until 3 JAN 33. Then, like the later Pogo, it had a second beginning, reworking the early material for a larger audience, on 7 AUG 33. A Sunday full page began 9 SEPT 34. The Sunday also appeared in half page, tabloid, and half tab formats, which were smaller and/or dropped panels. During World War II, the full page vanished, due to the drive to conserve paper, and a third (comic strip) was added. The last daily by creator V. T. Hamlin was 31 DEC 72, his last Sunday was 1 APR 73. The strip still appears, both Sunday and daily, by another artist. Daily strips are newspaper comic strips that appear in newspapers Monday through Saturday, as contrasted with Sunday strips which appear on Sunday. ... Walt Kelly coined the phrase we have met the enemy and he is us on this 1971 Earth Day poster. ... Full page is a format of newspaper comic strips. ... Half page is a Sunday strip format for newspaper comic strips. ... A tabloid is a newspaper format particularly popular in the United Kingdom, which is roughly 231/2 by 143/4 inches (597 by 375 mm) per spread. ... Third is used by comic strip collectors and dealers to describe one of the formats in which Sunday strips appear in US newspapers. ...


Many Alley Oop daily strips, and a few Sundays, have been reprinted by Dragon Lady Press, Comics Revue, Kitchen Sink, Manuscript Press, and SPEC. Comics Revue is a monthly small press comic book published by Manuscript Press. ... Many modern sinks are made of stainless steel Older sinks are usually made of porcelain. ... Manuscript Press is a US small press publisher started by Rick Norwood in 1976. ... The Standards Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) is a non-profit organization that aims to produce fair, impartial and meaningful benchmarks for computers. ...


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Alley Oop - definition of Alley Oop in Encyclopedia (381 words)
Alley Oop was a character created in 1932 by American cartoonist V.
He was a sturdy citizen of the prehistoric kingdom of Moo who rode a dinosaur, carried a stone war hammer, dressed in nothing but a pair of fur shorts, and obviously would rather fight dinosaurs in the jungle than deal with his fellow countrymen in Moo's capital (and only) cave-town.
As such he was sent on expeditions to various periods and places in history, such as Ancient Egypt, Arthurian England and the American Old West.
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