The New Yorker comics...

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  1. urizen

    urizen Gold Supporting Member

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    ... if you're a subscriber or bought/have seen this week's (April 25th) New Yorker, you know what was so special about this week's cartoons (I'm pretty sure it was unique). Out of curiosity which was your fave and/or the funniest (since it's the New Yorker, there might be a dif between one and the other)?

    Just to be on the safe side, it's best to refer to it by page number or by some relatively oblique reference for the sake of sensibly staying on the right side of the bright red line (hopefully, everyone can play nicely); I'm having a hard, hard time choosing just one, but I think it's probably the wife telling her husband to stop drawing...or maybe the oath (or maybe the fantastic team).

    The review of The Jungle Book was really good too, especially in its conclusion (I never read the 1895 second one , but the Kipling quote re: Mowgli re-entering the village of men at 17 was revelatory in its style)---and the article about the different T. V. series was likewise revelatory in its own way.

    Such a great mag!!!
     
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    I have misplaced my copy....oh, here it is, under my recent Enquirer and Busty Bosoms issues....
     
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    urizen Gold Supporting Member

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    No auto-correct on yours either, huh?
     
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    Didn't want to pony up for more channels?
     
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    urizen Gold Supporting Member

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    I think you can scroll through all of the cartoons from the April 25 issue there too, so the folks that don't subscribe to The New Yorker can check them out.

    On a side note, there was a recent HBO documentary about the magazine's cartoons. It was pretty interesting.

     
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    urizen Gold Supporting Member

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    Bob Mankoff, the cartoon editor for the New Yorker, wrote a pretty great memoir ( How About Never? ) about the experience ( and the artists, the "standards", the process, and the "cut" for selections).
     
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    :aok Thanks. I'll check it out.
     
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    Ironically enough (all things considered), I saw it a while back in the remainders section of our local B&N.
     
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    I used to subscribe to New Yorker (now I get it through work). It is an outstanding mag, some of the best long form journalism that I know of. It's a pleasure to read

    But the cartoons are consistently unfunny to an extend I can't remember seeing from any other magazine. And it's not cause I disagree with the message of those in the link above , quite the contrary - as always I just dont see the humour.
     
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    thanks for sharing the link.
     
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    Btw, fantastic guitarist Arlen Roth, his dad had a long career at the NY'er as a cartoonist. ( I think... under the name Al Ross. ?)

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    Wow, those were horrible. I used to read the New Yorker in the 70s and I recall the cartoons being actually funny and relevant.
     
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    Thanks for that. The New Yorker was always a place one could go amongst the vast sea of glossy mags and be challenged, but my interest was really started when Charles Addams began his carreer there.

    I remember one time having a dentist appointment and being early, and realizing it wasn't gonna be so bad when I saw multiple copies in the waiting room.:cool:
     
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    "With great ignorance comes great confidence"

    That could be the motto for The Pub
     

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