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The kind and gentle approach doesn't work any more - so perhaps the current day Smokey needs an image adjustment! This is just a suggestion, of course:)




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Comment by Paul Combs on June 24, 2011 at 2:14pm
Totally agree, Chief - gentleman Smokey is not getting the job done. I imagine our new Smokey would have a chip on his shoulder, a Clint Eastwood snarl and tough cowboy demeanor. Perhaps we should throw in a little Chuck Norris for the repeat offenders!!
Comment by Art "Chief Reason" Goodrich on June 22, 2011 at 9:23am

Not exactly in a "Winnie-the-Pooh" kind of mood, are we?

So, when a national park puts a ban on campfires and campers start one anyway; then how is it an "accident" if it gets out of control?

My point is that there should be severe consequences for those who are responsible for being irresponsible with fire of any kind.

Look at what these "accidents" have cost in terms of LODDs.

Not to mention what it has cost property owners and taxpayers.

And the millions of acres in natural habitat for our wildlife.

I agree; it's time to get tough with the fire setters; accidental or not.

Tough Smokey would make a great tattoo.

Comment by Mike France on June 17, 2011 at 9:13pm
Great one Paul
Comment by Jeff Schwering on June 17, 2011 at 6:37pm
Paul, the 2011 Smokey was my first Captain! The 1954 smokey is what we find today, to nice, to PC! Just Sayin! Sorry Bro, I'm back in the seat and 5 months of thinking is starting to show itself. lol! Chief, nothing was said about attorneys, just to clarify!LOL
Comment by Paul Combs on June 17, 2011 at 6:30pm
Thanks, Chief! And regarding where my brain is, let's not go there - it's a very, very, very, strange place:)
Comment by John K. Murphy on June 17, 2011 at 6:09pm

Your brain must be a weird and magical place - how do you think of these illustrations. Another great job - If only that would be the Poster for Smokey’s replacement. Nice work

Comment by Paul Combs on June 17, 2011 at 3:46pm
LOL! I agree, Jeff. However, Bobby may agree with your notion, but would probably bulk at the gory imagery that I'd inevitably draw. Dismemberment can be an ugly mess, regardless of how appropriate:)
Comment by Jeff Schwering on June 17, 2011 at 3:10pm
I like it Paul! Tough times call for tough measures. How bout Smokey eating the politician who cut Firefighters to battle forest fires? Too much? you decide Brother

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