Diamonds and rant

Ronald Bailey reports on Joan Baez giving it up for peace and love in Charlottesville on Wednesday night: “Joan Baez and me.”
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Is there anybody out there who recalls Al Capp’s depiction of Joan Baez (“Joanie Phony”) in the Li’l Abner comic strip? Capp had her number forty years ago. What a shame he’s not around to read Bailey’s account. Above is one of Capp’s self-portraits; I can’t find an image of Joanie Phony on the Web.
UPDATE: As always, our readers come through. They remind me that Joanie’s name was spelled Joanie Phonie, and forward sample panels featuring Joanie in Italian (below).
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Salon has an otherwise valuable overview of Capp’s career that dismisses his ’60s work on political grounds: “Dogpatch confidential.”

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