Monday, January 23, 2023

Seriously, Bring Me The Funny!

 January 23, 2023

   Here's a semi-funny confession: I don't think I've taken humor seriously enough in my life. True, I relish it, I've dabbled in it, I have even made a living from it, but I never fully engaged with it, studied it, or disciplined myself to the art of creating it. So, don't you think it's time to get serious? I do.

Seriously, Bring Me the Funny!

   When I study historic Old Funny, I find that the drawings are often spectacular, but the "humor" is pretty thin.

   Some get a little closer to funny, but not by much.

A Harper's cartoon from 1862
(during the Civil War when the Moniter and the Merrimac Iron Clads were big news)

   Or, maybe it's the old time and distance deal. Maybe this 162-year-old cartoon killed back in the day.

   For my tastes, simple is way better. . .

From The New Yorker

"There is a story behind every story."

—Michelle Pollard, who has uncovered compelling new evidence on the death of Jesse James

   Sometimes to get to the funny, you have to consider the source.

"It is undeniable that every good painter drools."

–Salvador Dali

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