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Monday, October 12, 2009

President William Howard Taft was the inspiration for Popeye's nemesis, Brutus.

See also:
- Biography of William Howard Taft

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  • The Brutus fact is actually the least interesting part. Spinach was meant as a metaphor for the agrarian-based Progressive party that energized Teddy Roosevelt -- the fighting Rough Rider who was the inspiration for Popeye.

    By Anonymous Thomas Bailey, at February 14, 2008 3:09 AM  

  • I don't know about Brutus, but the inspiration for Popeye was probably Frank "Rocky" Fiegel, a scrappy pipe-smoking fellow known to Elzie Segar, not Teddy Roosevelt.

    By Anonymous Popeye Fan, at February 18, 2008 9:13 PM  

  • I thought Popeye's enemy was named Bluto?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 20, 2008 10:29 AM  

  • It is, but bloggers aren't known for doing research.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 12, 2009 6:32 PM  

  • stupid shit that doesnt make any fuckin sense at all

    By Anonymous Freak, at November 21, 2009 7:01 PM  

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