Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Today in Comics History, May 10, 1945: Carrot Top is sentenced

from "The Red-Headed Monster" in Crime Must Pay the Penalty #33/1 (Ace, February 1948), pencils and inks by Al Camy

And from that moment onwards, 'I didn't mean it' became a trusted and effective legal defense. Especially for Republicans. Lawyers throughout the twentieth century have advised their clients to please "I didn't mean it!" At least until they discovered this defense:

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