No smart remarks about Little Abner’s intelligence.
Al Capp’s Li’l Abner was a mattress tester for the Stunned Ox Mattress Company.
The only other job, which I do not remember as a regular reader during the late 1940′s and 1950′s, was as a crescent cutter for the Little Wonder Privy Company.
Guess that job is gone.
Lost to indoor plumbing.
And his modern job of mattress tester?
Also apparently a victim of new technology.
Serta now uses “an anthropomorphic dummy, nicknamed ‘Anthro Al’ …to test the comfort level of mattresses…in Hoffman Estates,” according to a Chicago Tribune article