Monday, June 22, 2015
Obscurity of the Day: Be Sure You're Right
The great cartooning gifts of George Scarbo were wasted for awhile on this panel cartoon titled, rather smugly, Be Sure You're Right. In the great race to imitate Robert Ripley's Believe It or Not in the 1930s, the NEA syndicate came up with a weakling one-two punch. Three times per week you got Scarbo's Be Sure You're Right, and on the other three weekdays you got William Ferguson's Mother Nature's Curio Shop. Thankfully, it wasn't long before Scarbo talked himself out of this job, and Ferguson's panel about nature's curiosites was renamed This Curious World and promoted to seven days per week.
Be Sure You're Right ran from December 2 1930 to May 8 1931.