Monday, April 6, 2015

Manic Monday Bonus--Apparently, Smallville Is On Earth-Cliche

A typical day on the mean streets of Smallville:

Thank you for the helpful note, Editor. Of course, I doubt there were "many" organ-grinders outside of major metropolitan areas. And even then, this was a dying phenomenon: New York City banned organ-grinders in 1936, and a hostility to begging and (seriously) copyright concerns from song writers and sheet music publishers rapidly led to their demise everywhere. Safe to say, outside of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, 98% of the world's population has never seen an actual organ-grinder with monkey.

Still, Smallville is probably a soft touch, and attracted hordes of organ-grinders, mimes, folk singers, traveling medicine shows, and heaven knows what other street performers looking for coins.

And fortunately for our unnamed organ grinder, Superboy was just exposed to Red Kyrptonite, so...

OK, that's worth a quarter or two...

From Superboy #142 (1967)

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