There are few better ways to
wind down a work week than with some good old-fashioned (literally) technology-themed
comics. This three fifths of a handful of comics appeared in a 1944 issue of
Radio News magazine. You need to know when looking at these scenarios that
people in the 1940s cherished and revered their radio sets like people today do
with their cellphones. Magical and supernatural attributes were assigned to them
by some, especially the non-technically inclined. Entire families gathered around
the radio in eager anticipation of the latest episode of "The Shadow,"
The Lone Ranger,"
"Little Orphan Annie," "Jack
Benny," and "Inner Sanctum Mystery." BTW, if you want to experience the aura
of old time radio shows, many of them are available for listening online on the
Old Time Radio Catalog website
and others. Or, you can do like I did and buy a set of
Old Time Radio shows on CD. My set is on cassette tapes, which
only be found these days on
"That reminds me, when are you going to repair the oscillator
on the radio?"
"Can I have it repaired for you by four o'clock! Of what day
"Oh goody, John! You've answered the $64.00 Question!"
Posted December 20, 2019