Thursday, November 2, 2017

cartoons I don't get 20

I got a few but I'm going to guess at a lot of them.

Hello Buddies, June 1952
Reamer Keller
Coffee makes her nervous as does being near lecherous soldiers? Would this be acceptable in a post-Weinstein society? Or even a post-baby boom society, for that matter?
True, January 1953
This one too. Another gag where the punchline is that he's coercing a subordinate into sex. And this was a family magazine.
Punch September 26, 1915
Playboy March, 1968
He still has poker from the night before on his mind. Would a dealer cap sell the gag or just make it too obvious?
Ace January, 1964
Osvaldo Laino
Puck June 16, 1880
I don't need the history lessons here. I see that these were the Democratic and Republican candidates that year and those cities are where the convention was being held. But what do the sizes mean?
This one actually makes the most sense in this issue. I've got more from this magazine in my gag shuffle you won't be able to make heads or tails of. (And I wrote these next two words without realizing they've been co-opted) Believe me.
Punch September 11, 1927
Another “you had to be there” joke.
Outpost, February 1916
Hello Buddies May 1955
I guess she's either suggesting the engagement ring could be bigger or that they be married. But why is a searchlight on in the first place? Are they doing shadow puppets instead of making out or watching slides? And how come if she's holding the ring between her thumb and index finger, in the light it's in the web of her hand?
Judge October 9, 1909
I guess you wouldn't know it was a cop if he didn't have the word “COP” written on his hat. And is that a child or lawn jockey? And that's a really small pig.
Punch September 26, 1915
Life February 16, 1905
I don't even know if there's a gag here, I just find the caption really funny.
Man to Man, November 1965
Maybe there is no joke, just a funny drawing. It works on that level.

1 comment:

  1. 4: Ha. Flapjack blackjack.

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer is juggling numbers. Perhaps national debt.