I don’t know why this tickles me so, but it just does:


via the New Yorker

Category: Current Affairs, Humor

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5 Responses to “Let’s Keep It Small . . .”

  1. Seaton says:

    This one reminds me of that old chestnut, long forgotten, of he asking her,

    “Do you like Kippling?

    Her response of, “I don’t know, I’ve never Kippled” cracks me up, too.

    Mother I recall told me when she first read/saw it, she didn’t catch it, either. She didn’t understand turn signals required on cars in 1957, either—-”Who’s business is it where I turn?” she replied.

    Happy Thanksgiving, BR, and thanks for the non-BS-advice & thoughts over this year!

  2. PeterR says:

    Great cartoon. Thank goodness for New Yorker cartoons!

    OT — Barry did your wife’s Panasonic camera arrive missing the USB cable and shoulder strap by any chance? I will deal with my situation directly with Amazon, but on the off-chance that they shipped a whole bunch of boxes like this after your public recommendation and heads-up the other day, I thought you might want to know.

    Have a great Thanksgiving, and ditto to Seaton, your site is the best!

    Cheers from a Sandy-weary Long Island,


  3. romerjt says:

    Pilgrims sitting down with the Indians, yea there’s more than a little of that going on in many families today which reminds me of a story Bill Cosby told when we saw him a couple weeks ago.

    A couple of very smart people (say a quant and a philosopher (from the Black Swan book I think) being held up a the Pearly Gates as St Peter was informing them they would have to come up with a problem for god to solve to get in heaven. As they were working on their questions a very elderly couple who had been married for 50 years came up to the gates and St Peter informed them they too would have to come up with a question which they did very quickly.

    After the quant and philosopher had finally come up with their questions, St Peter took them to god. The questions came back quickly and the quant and philosopher were informed they would have to try again but the old couple were waved right in. Surprised, the two asked St. Peter how come they were waved right in, what was there question to god. “When would their adult children ever get their lives together?”

    Not being funny like Cosby I’m sure this has lost a lot in translation but it sure was funny at the time. He also said that the brides mother should walk the daughter down the aisle because that way when the groom looks back he can see his whole life walking slowly toward him.

  4. Expat says:

    If I were a professor of American history and had tenure, I would insist on teaching the following companion courses:
    American history from 1918 to 2012 through the eyes of New Yorker cartoons
    Modern American history: Vietnam to Obama as told by Doonesbury

  5. Giovanni says:

    @romerjt +1 I’ve been a Bill Cosby fan since my parents played his comedy on vinyl records in the Sixties- Thanks for sharing. Happy Thanksgiving all.