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Day: May 14, 2021

Popeye the Sailor was based on a real person

The Popeye cartoon character is based around the life of a ‘muscly’, squinty-eyed sailor name Popeye the Sailor Man. The comic was created in the late 1920s by E.C. Segar. and is based on someone Elzie Segar knew in Illinois. The Beginning of Popeye the Sailor Man The Popeye the Sailor Man character debuted in The Thimble Theatre comic strip in 1929. He was a minor character hired by character couples Olive Oyl’ and ‘Hamgravy’ (her fickle boyfriend) to be a part of a ship’s crew. While he was only… Read more Popeye the Sailor was based on a real person

This has nothing to do with Sheikh Jarrah

It’s about Hamas seeing a chance to seize the narrative and increase its own influence and control over Palestinians in Jerusalem Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces in the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, May 10, 2021. (Mahmoud Illean/AP) As I write this, rockets are raining down on Israel from Gaza, and protests are being instigated in cities throughout the country. People have already died as a result of this senseless violence and more will surely follow in the next few days. As a Palestinian living in Jerusalem,… Read more This has nothing to do with Sheikh Jarrah