“Let him retire with dignity.”
– Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University
Scholar of forest fire history
The “him” in this case is Smokey the Bear, whose prevention on fire prevention is dated, according to Pyne.
Who knew there was an academic discipline in forest fire history? Or so many folks with something to say about Smokey?
But the article is worth a visit, as is the adjacent/associated piece, Slogan’s Heroes, if only for this tagline:
When the federal government gets into cartooning, you know there’s trouble.