To me, kind folks, this is the Dead Sea scrolls. I dug around, I found it, and I'm happy as hell. This simple two page spread holds SO much history for me for it is part of the seed that lead to the adventures of Hoot and Chief. Let's go back in time to 1983.
Story time with Uncle Hoot is about to begin. Please do NOT remain seated and do not keep your hand and arms inside the vehicle.
10th grade 1983. Hoot Gibson is in the waiting room of the principals office. Another idea that seemed good to me at the time went wrong. I was sitting there flipping through some sort of scholastic magazine when I came across this two page spread. IT WAS HORIZONS!!!!!! In true Hoot fashion I loosened the staples and preserved this wonderful piece.
I was called in by the nice office people who knew me by name. It was my turn, once again, to face my good friend Ms Gibb.
Ms Gibb ran through the usual banter about how my future life depended on my grades (which turned out to be bullshit). The speech turned into blah blah blah because I was reading this fantastic article over and over again. "HOOT GIBSON! Are you listening to me"? I wasn't. We had been through this song and dance sooooo many times and being an honest person I said "no...sorry".
Ms Gibb grabbed this very piece of paleo-future from my hands, looked at it, and said "this is your problem, Hoot. All you care about are these comic books". WHAT!??? This came from a magazine in her own office! She didn't even read it! This was an ad for GE and Horizons!!!!!!!!!! It was intended to give kids hope and to inspire learning!
Little things like this make you question authority.
Luckily I still have this piece of history. I've kept it all these years. Enjoy it, my friends.