Saturday, November 22, 2008

...otherwise I wouldn't get it.

John Darkow, The Columbia Daily Tribune, Missouri

My horrified reaction on reading this had nothing to do with the assassination joke. Lincoln is fair game already.

No. What I find so distasteful is how the joke is spelled out. Darkow does all the work for us. He throws every clue he can think of into the first bubble. And it's not even a real observation.

Then he klutzes up Lincoln's line. Instead of 'I need that' he goes with the awkward I'd need that.

Lastly: the suitcase/luggage with baggage written on the side… Can we ask for another joke from these cartoonists. It's like a competition to see who can tell the joke last.

See more of Darkow's work.

† I've even heard some good James A. Garfield jokes. But it's still too soon for McKinley.


Casey said...

Ooooooh... did you really just go there? McKinley? Definitely too early.

fenhopper said...

I push the envelope. I just don't care.