Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cartoons I don't get 6

Punch October 27, 1915
Playboy, January 1961
John Dempsey
I guess the joke here is that she's out of his league? Or that he has a boner? What?
Nugget, February 1956
Army/Navy Fun Parade, April 1953
Frank Beaven
Esquire, January 1934
This wouldn't be unusual now, with the iPhone meant to be brought into the bathroom.
Good Humor, circa 1964
Jim Lindensmith
I get some of these cartoons. I don't know if I have enough for a post called “cartoons that don't age well”. The idea of cooking being in a woman's DNA is so foreign to me but I guess it wasn't to people reading Hello Buddies in June 1952.
by Gregory D'Alessio, who apparently was so proud of this cartoon, he signed it twice.
Punch October 6, 1915
Same issue.
This is almost 20 years before the Hindenburg disaster, so I have no idea what they're referring to. Or who either.
Punch October 27, 1915
Playboy, July 1968
Buck Brown
Is this a man or a woman? Another one to file under “cartoons that don't age well”
Esquire, June 1934
Dorothy McKay
Hello Buddies, c. 1951


  1. While they're dancing, the short nudist's face will be strategically placed right in front of the tall girl's enormous titties. Haw haw haw.

  2. The Three PUNCH cartoons. World War One. It was in all the newspapers. Turkey allied with Germany. British officers were upper class. Zeppelins bombed London. (Aw you knew that.)

  3. Nugget: His "point of view" is up her skirt. El. Oh. El.

    Esquire: A man of his build doesn't "flit" anywhere. (yay fat jokes)

    Hello Buddies: Is it a cooking joke? I read it as a dumb blonde joke. (2x yay)

    Punch: The Sultan is being "befriended" by WWI Germany. (clever!)

    Punch: The youthful officer is particularly cutting--I love it.

    Playboy: Oh no. This is still a reaction that happens. I choose to think the artist regrets it.

    Esquire: Mr Virgin has come calling. She isn't a virgin and was expecting to keep that up. Oops!

    Hello Buddies: She might be surprised to have landed this fish so quickly, but I think she's disappointed.

    Coupla good ones in there.

  4. 1: they painted the curb white so motorists wouldn't hit the curb. His footwear make it look like he was similarly painted.
    2: see above
    3: see above
    4: They're talking about men like they were trading baseball cards, or doing a draft pick.
    5: see above. Or that he's not really handsome, and does NOT have a bevy of women at his beck and call.
    6: He's going to poop for a loooong time. Might as well bring the TV in there.
    7: She's cute, not domestic. She doesn't need to know how to ACTUALLY cook. Like you know "weather girls" on TV who are just there to look pretty and read the weather, but are not actual meteorologists.

    8: see above.

    9: I love the use of "to-day" and "to-morrow." The joke is he's an officer and treating battle like a fancy dress ball.

    10:see above

    11: They are gay. He said "wife" and they assumed "woman" so his marriage is inter-racial AND homosexual. Double outrageous at the time

    12: He is a "fuller brush sales-man." Clearly, she was expecting someone else. Maybe the milkman, whom she intended to seduce?

    13: Yeah. She just wanted to make out, not have a serious relationship.