“It’s quite, too quiet.”
Played strictly for laughs for at least the last 20 years or more I was wondering where this phrase came from, seems it was first printed as a quote by French Dadaist artist Marcel Duchamp who on arriving in New York from France and experiencing probation for the first time said “One doesn’t drink here anymore and it’s quiet, too quiet.”
It apparently showed up in film for the first time in The Lucky Texan (1934) spoken by John Wayne.
Is the above from ACG Comics on the cover of The Hooded Horseman, # 21, May-June 1955 the first ironic use of the phrase? Or am I just giving them too much credit?