On the road with Zippy the Pinhead
Are we having fun yet? In 1979 Zippy the Pinhead, the brainchild of cartoon artist Bill Griffith, first uttered that expression. For those who have yet to make his acquaintance in the comic pages, Zippy is very much a creature of places defined by the time-worn icons of roadside America, hence his guest appearance here. The following travel diary charts a route linking selected Massachusetts locations that have appeared in Zippy strips over the years.