We have all heard the term “Cut to the chase” and the humorous quote “Whenever the impulse to exercise comes over me, I lie down until it passes away” (often attributed to Mark Twain, and copied by former University of Chicago President Robert M. Hutchins).

Which Notre Dame alumnus was responsible for them?
Answer: J. P. McEvoy (1897-1958). Along with John Streibel, an ND classmate of his, he created Dixie Dugan, a long-running comic strip also made into a comic book and some movies.

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