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Wimpy's character was ahead of his time
By Byron McNutt

Back in 1932, J. Wellington Wimpy of Popeye fame made the now famous offer: “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” Wimpy was slightly ahead of his time.
If Mr. Wimpy was to make that offer today, it might be “I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a super-sized bacon cheeseburger, large order of fries and an extra large soda.”
It says two things about current Americans. One: We have an unhealthy diet loaded with fat, sugar, salt, calories and preservatives. Two: We can’t pay our bills until some later time.
Americans have an insatiable appetite for food and credit. They can be found everywhere. We

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:59 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 1:35 PM
 

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