via Alison Bechdel’s blog
Alison writes: “I just heard that Jack LaLanne died. He was my fitness idol as a young child. If I was home sick from school, this wild muscle man was on tv, showing housewives how to tone & trim. He had the most amazing arms, the most amazing polyester jumpsuit, and the most amazing white dog. I was spellbound. I wanted to be strong like him.”
I remember his TV show as well; I think it came on some crazy hour like 6:30 in the morning. Visit Alison’s blog here to see her sketch of Jack LaLanne and his dog, named Happy.