Killer Diller

KillerHeadEvery army barracks and college dorm has a guy like Killer. He spends all his waking hours thinking of girls and, if he’s lucky, every sleeping hour next to one.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, September 3, 1953.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, September 3, 1953.

One of the most popular cartoon series during World War II featured a character known as “The Wolf.” He had a normal body with the head of a wolf and his ears wiggled when he got within range of an attractive female.
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Zero

Zero Head

Everyone knows someone like Zero who is not quite with it. His name is a clue to his IQ. Zero may be dense and uninformed, but he is not totally hopeless as a soldier. He always tries his best.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, September 23, 1953.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, September 23, 1953.

We get letters occasionally that accuse us of making fun of mentally challenged people. This, of course, is not our intention. Zero wouldn’t be in the army if he were unqualified.
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G.I. Bailey

Beetle Bailey daily strip, April 7, 1955.

Beetle Bailey daily strip, April 7, 1955.

Beetle Bailey represents the typical downtrodden G.I. Joe (G.I. stands for “government issued,” which is the degree of anonymity most G.I.s feel). They’re herded like cattle, treated like dirt and praised for being the protectors of our freedom…which they give up the minute they join the Army. Their duty, as they see it, is to work as hard as possible to avoid work…then stay up all night having fun.
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