Thursday, February 15, 2018

cartoons I don't get #34

While I do get the joke intended in most, they just leave me saying “So?”

Punch February 4, 1920
The accused doesn't care about the trial or would rather not be arrested at all. So?
George Crenshaw
Charley Jones' Laugh Book, June 1954 The guy's trying to kill his wife. So?
Esquire, January, 1934
The picnickers are shocked that the grounds they thought were vacant turn out to be a nudist camp. So?
Man, April 1966
Stereotypical Mexican peasant women carry jugs on their heads. So?
New Yorker December 19, 1925
People walked into a movie not sure if they'd seen it before. So?
Punch September 26, 1915
A patient won't eat. So?
Punch December 22, 1915
This is mocking some celebrity or public figure I'm totally unfamiliar with.
Hello Buddies, Winter 1950 A joke done many times. A woman wins the race because her breasts are bigger. The joke couldn't be that the all-male audience just likes to look at them. But the joke would work better if one of the women were completely flat-chested and the other were absurdly endowed, and if they were both wearing the same color top, so it doesn't work as an optical illusion making it look like both womens' chests are the same size. If that's even the joke at all. It doesn't help that it looks like there's a white smudge. Or that the judge's pants are entirely black so it looks like he's standing on the finish line.
Life February 16, 1905
A classical violinist would like to play but everyone is more interested in the current ragtime tune (you can't tell comparing it to today's standards, but at the time this depiction was wilder than anything you could possibly imagine). So?
Punch April, 1984
They're African-American and live in the U. K. So?
Stag, circa 1941
Something to do with Nazis encountering Napoleonic ghosts? Is that what's going on? So?
The Dude, March 1957
The town's flooded, but one of the houses hit is a house of ill repute. So?
Playboy, September 1968 A play on words. So?

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