Dear Cecil: I have asked many people, but nobody knows. How did Bazooka Joe lose his right eye? Loren St. Clair, Chicago
The folks at Topps, the makers of Bazooka gum, assure me that Bazooka Joe has 20/20 vision in both eyes and was merely equipped with a patch to give him a distinctive look. Yeah, like a mohawk or a tattoo was too rad, so let’s sacrifice binocular vision. Then again, I guess it worked for Brenda Starr’s paramour Basil St. John.
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