Friday, May 28, 2021



A Donald Duck comic book published in February of 1953.

Carl Barks, who wrote and illustrated this story, inadvertently created a pseudo-philosophy known as flipism.

It is the fictitious Professor Batty, founder of The Great Society of Flippists, who sells Donald, for one dollar, his book The Science of Flipism: Methods and Benefits of Flipism.

No such book actually exists, other than a few choice quotes from the comic:

"Where to go, we soon shall know."

"Life is a gamble, let flipism chart your ramble."

Suitably inspired, Donald takes off on a road trip with his three nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie.

"Heads, the coin doth say," announces Donald after a flip. "We will travel this-away!"

From the Manifance glossary:

Barking mad means addicted to coin-flipping.