Punch October 27, 1915
One guy's scared of the vehicle of warfare, the other guy is impressed like one would be by fireworks. We weren't a part of World War I yet, and a lot of Americans probably didn't even know the war existed, so this wouldn't translate here.
Employment depending on lechery. Doesn't age well.
I guess, because they can walk during a low tide, they're not stranded, and therefore don't have to have sex? They both seem to want to, so what's stopping them from doing it wherever they want? Maybe they both have a fetish where it can only be on a stranded desert island.
Or was she there by herself and then he came along and she's crying because she can't be alone?
It's ironic because he's proud of the UK winning, but he doesn't like to do other things required to keep his country great like pay taxes (sound familiar?). But did he faint, or did he disappear or shrink or run away naked?
So he got the two substances mixed up. So what?
A woman doing what men do. Another cartoon that doesn't age well.
I think it's that she's supposed to be abnormal without make-up. But this is how I normally draw people, and try not to have ugly-shaming be the punchline anyway. If that's the joke, it's another dated one.
Is it that the guy in the lower left is going the wrong way?