Thursday, August 10, 2017

cartoons I don't get 8

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.
Adam, May 1973
Employment depending on lechery. Doesn't age well.
Good Humor, c. 1964
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?
Punch October 6, 1915
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?
Punch November 9, 1927
Adam, October 1966
Bob Schochet
Hello Buddies, c. 1965
Esquire, June 1934
Gregory D'Alessio
Punch December 8, 1915
So he got the two substances mixed up. So what?
Fun House, February 1980
Bill Wenzel
Hello Buddies, Winter 1950
A woman doing what men do. Another cartoon that doesn't age well.
Man to Man, November 1965
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.
Playboy, March 1972
Is it that the guy in the lower left is going the wrong way?
George Booth

1 comment:

  1. The Booth cartoon. Its the "different drummer" "..If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." Henry David Thoreau
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