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Pittsburgh Yinzer Greetings, creator of Yinzer Cards and Yinzer Bars, has created a special chocolate candy bar to salute Pittsburgh’s essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Proceeds from the sales of the “Thank You” Yinzer Bar will benefit Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation’s Pandemic Grant Program.

Yinzer Bar was founded by Pittsburgh comedian Jim Krenn, KDKA Radio’s Larry Richert and cartoonist Rob Rogers to support local non-profits.

More from Newsradio 1020 KDKA.

 

Join Liza Donnelly, Ann Telnaes, and Ed Hall as they discuss Cartooning for Peace.

Then join Liza talking about The New Yorker as well as her solo exhibit, “Comic Relief” currently up at The Norman Rockwell Museum, in a radio interview at WAMC Public Radio.

 

St. Louis  Post Dispatch Weatherbird attempts to interview new Veep candidate.
Hat tip to Jim Ellwanger for today’s image.

The Post Dispatch’s Weatherbird (here by Dan Martin) is the longest running newspaper cartoon character still featured in new installments.

 

You know who’s not upset about Joe Biden’s desk?

Yeah. King Features is enjoying the publicity.

 

In other King Features news … Barney Google returns.

 

I expect to see  McCays and Cranes and Kellys on Ted Dawson‘s walls soon.

I miss Three Men in a Tub.

 

Ruben Bolling’s Super-Fun-Pak Comix goes pop culture this week.

Being an old Marvelmaniac I enjoyed them all, but the above stood out.

 

A 1914 issue of Crazy Quilt, via Stripper’s Guide.

 

 

Community Comments

#1 Mike Corrado
August/13/2020
@ 7:08 pm

“Yinzer?” “Yinz?” I always thought the correct pronunciation was “younse.” Maybe the Pittsburgh dialect and the Central Pennsylvania dialect are different?

#2 Mike Peterson
August/14/2020
@ 3:03 am

When I went back to college with my Colorado wife after a year away, a couple of my close friends from Picksburg came over to the house. After they left, she confessed that she hadn’t understood a word they’d said. The yinzer dialect stands alone.

#3 George Paczolt
August/14/2020
@ 4:14 am

Mike Corrado: Yes, as soon as you get away from the Triangle, it starts you change. In Johnstown (75 miles east) it’s pronounced, “youns”. Or “you-uns”.

#4 Mike Corrado
August/14/2020
@ 7:40 pm

George, it is the same in Altoona. Although I have to admit that it does sometimes sound like “yinz,” even there.

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