Popeye the Establishment Man (Popeye Week!)

3 Apr

April 2, 2013

So who is Popeye? Why is he such an icon? How has he managed to stay out of anger management for so long? Questions like these are at the core of Popeye lore. Who is Popeye? He is a man. A sailor man. And he is us. In this post from 2010, we find out just who we are.

November 5, 2010

817-PopeyeHe is retired military yet still wears the uniform.
He has a short conservative haircut.
He eats his vegetables.
He resists change.
He is a one-woman man.
He stands up for traditional values.
He takes care of his father.
Even his tattoo is a sailor’s classic, an anchor.

The only thing that would make Popeye even more an establishment figure is if he beat up a hippie.


Ladies and Gentlemen, from 1959, here is Popeye beating up a hippie.


3 Responses to “Popeye the Establishment Man (Popeye Week!)”

  1. Daniel Appleton (@WillyAdama) April 3, 2013 at 12:21 am #

    Popeye needs, like to, hey, chill out, man. The dude has issues, yo. 😉


  2. Jimbo April 4, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    Are we sure what he’s smoking?


    • bmj2k April 4, 2013 at 9:58 am #

      In the cartoons it was often a bubble pipe, lol.


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