G.I. Joe was an action figure who, to placate parents, ended each of his 1980s cartoons with the PSA, “Now you know. And knowing is half the battle…” The PSA was given within the context of something dangerous kids did unintentionally – like running out into traffic.
The phrase rounded off the public service announcements (PSAs) that the 1985 G.I. Joe cartoon series tacked on to the end of each show in effort to make what was intended to be a children’s program more palatable to parents.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
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If you say that something is half the battle , you mean that it is the most important step towards achieving something.
Joe character saying, “Knowing Is Half the Battle .” What I didn’t realize at the time was that G.I. Joe was teaching me a lesson that would stick with me throughout my professional career — the difference between knowing and doing.
Joe , line of military-themed dolls and action figures created in 1964 by Hasbro, a Rhode Island-based toy company.
The term G.I. has been used as an initialism of ” Government Issue “, ” General Issue “, or “Ground Infantry”, but it originally referred to “galvanized iron”, as used by the logistics services of the United States Armed Forces.
A successful beginning, as in You’ve got the shopping list done-that’s half the battle . This expression is an abbreviation of an 18th-century proverb, “The first blow is half the battle .”
Laurie Santos and Tamar Gendler, both at Yale University, have coined a fallacy : The GI Joe Fallacy . This fallacy is the common idea that knowing is half the battle. When it comes to the cognitive biases that shape human and nonhuman animal behaviour, knowing about the fallacy is not enough.
Joe : A Real American Hero is a comic book that was published by Marvel Comics from 1982 to 1994. Based on Hasbro, Inc.’s G.I. Joe : A Real American Hero line of military-themed toys, the series has been credited for making G.I.
The G.I. Joe trademark has been used by Hasbro for several different toy lines, although only two have been successful. The original 12 -inch ( 30 cm) line introduced on February 2, 1964, centered on realistic action figures.
Owning Is Half The Battle: The 15 Most Expensive G.I. Joe Figures 1 SNAKE-EYES (FIRST SERIES) ($1300) 2 SNAKE-EYES (VERSION TWO) ($1050) 3 COBRA COMMANDER ($900) 4 SCARLETT (FIRST SERIES) ($700) 5 DUKE ($700) 6 SNAKE-EYES (FOURTH SERIES) ($650) 7 FIREFLY ($650) 8 SCARLETT (VERSION TWO) ($625)
There is always a beginning of anything and everything that you plan to do . Just as the saying goes ‘A good beginning is half the battle won’. The connotation of this saying is that when we have a good and solid beginning of anything that we decide, half our job is done.