Imperial Car Wash - "Cling On, Cling Off" - Inglewood, CA
Posted by: DougK
N 33° 55.868 W 118° 19.817
11S E 377048 N 3755317
Quick Description: Zippy and Griffy visited the Imperial Car Wash and discussed quantum physics and multiple dimensions.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/28/2011 10:26:24 AM
Waymark Code: WMDD6Z
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Zippy often visits several places in one strip. In the "Cling On, Cling Off" strip,
the first two panes of this Zippy strip depict the Imperial Car Wash in Inglewood, California. Zippy seems to love this Googie architecture with the exposed "cheese-hole" girders.
The roof line of the car wash in the third pane, also Googie-styled, is different than that of the first two panes. Looking at the sign in pane 3 of the strip, one can see that this is the Jet Car Wash, also in Inglewood, California.
While walking by the car washes, Zippy and Griffy have a conversation about quantum physics and multiple dimensions. Zippy thinks that in the 11th dimension, everyone wears a polka-dotted space suit. Griffy seems to accept the wacky theories, but wonders how it affects him. Griffy suggests that it has no practical value and that you should let it wash over you like a leaky speed queen. In the theme of the strip, Zippy tells Griffy that he's entering the corner of the cosmos where static cling can kill you.
Compare Zippy the Pinhead: "Cling On, Cling Off", Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in a new window.
Interestingly enough, sometimes cartoonist Bill Griffith recycles his artwork from strips and puts new conversations in the bubbles. This strip also was used in the Tuesday, April 24, 2001 strip.
Both car washes can also be seen in Google Street View:
• Imperial Car Wash, Inglewood, CA
• Jet Car Wash, Inglewood, CA
Date the strip ran: 12/28/2011
Strip Name: Cling On, Cling Off
Location of item featured in the strip: Crenshaw Imperial Car Wash, 3245 W Imperial Hwy, Inglewood, CA
Link to the Strip: [Web Link]
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