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Pool Women Cartoon
posted by fleetmouse (79 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite

 
what
posted by elizardbits at 9:43 AM on December 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


These are terrible.
posted by etc. at 9:45 AM on December 3, 2012 [9 favorites]


The AIs are spewing Family Circus lookalikes as a testbed for the Matrix now?
posted by RogerB at 9:46 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


[Clicks Link]

"...What?"

[Clicks Around]

Ice Office Weight Women Cartoon

"Ok, this must be some fancy robot that generates cartoons that appear hand drawn when one enters a series of any words"

Goes up to root directory to enter hilarious cat-themed entry.

"...What?"
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 9:46 AM on December 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


i am forty-five what is this
posted by bakerina at 9:47 AM on December 3, 2012 [13 favorites]


I'm often confused by Metafilter posts, but this is really a stunning achievement in terms of economy. I have seldom been so confused by so little.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 9:47 AM on December 3, 2012 [55 favorites]


The page titles are the best. "man pier (port) women cartoon"
posted by elizardbits at 9:47 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Christ, what a (keyword)
posted by oulipian at 9:48 AM on December 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


Oh so you believe the oppressive cultural norm that cartoons are supposed to be funny?
posted by 2bucksplus at 9:48 AM on December 3, 2012 [14 favorites]


Communicating Ice Megaphone Cartoon
There's a lesson about tagging somewhere here, which ends up being funnier than any individual boat-toon.
posted by obscurator at 9:50 AM on December 3, 2012


HA HA FUNNY 1101 1001110 MORE INPUT PLEASE
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:51 AM on December 3, 2012 [11 favorites]


I'm just going to assume that these are New Yorker cartoons from 1920.

Good show, old bean. Good show.
posted by griphus at 9:52 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Christ, what a porthole.
posted by oulipian at 9:53 AM on December 3, 2012 [14 favorites]


Sometimes Women Is A Real Pool Hand
posted by Greg Nog at 9:53 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


This made me laugh. I hope it doesn't get deleted. I also hope it doesn't get explained.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 9:56 AM on December 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm just going to assume that these are New Yorker cartoons from 1920.

Nah, those were funny.
posted by chavenet at 9:57 AM on December 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


The hilarity lies in the idea of an entire submarine crew somehow inhabiting the swimming pool. How absurd! But the absurdity is piled on higher - the use of the word 'infest' is telling - not only are they there, they are there in an active role, as a nuisance, like mosquitoes or koalas! They will eat your food or something! This conceit puts the cartoon over the top into true Ziggy territory - it shows the zeitgeist through a perverse yet loving lens, thereby reflecting our common humanity!

Bravo!
posted by Mister_A at 9:57 AM on December 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


Nah, those were funny.

Yes, they were! I've got that giant-ass book of New Yorker cartoons and the ones from around that era are either completely incomprehensible or genuinely "ha ha" funny (as opposed to "knowing smirk" funny.)
posted by griphus at 9:58 AM on December 3, 2012


I hope it doesn't get deleted.

I don't even know what's going on but I like it too much to kill it.
posted by cortex at 9:58 AM on December 3, 2012 [23 favorites]


FAMOUS MONSTER: "This made me laugh. I hope it doesn't get deleted. I also hope it doesn't get explained."

But there will be criticisms. Pool Hand Rebuke.
posted by boo_radley at 10:00 AM on December 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


Mister_A: "The hilarity lies in the idea of an entire submarine crew somehow inhabiting the swimming pool. How absurd! But the absurdity is piled on higher - the use of the word 'infest' is telling - not only are they there, they are there in an active role, as a nuisance, like mosquitoes or koalas! They will eat your food or something! This conceit puts the cartoon over the top into true Ziggy territory - it shows the zeitgeist through a perverse yet loving lens, thereby reflecting our common humanity! "

Cheapest Keffiyeh Organic Cigarettes Cartoon.
posted by boo_radley at 10:01 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Metaphor Sinking America Captain
posted by Chrischris at 10:11 AM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Does this tie in to Che Leno somehow? Could I get this on a t-shirt?
posted by maryr at 10:11 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


These aren't funny or interesting or clever or even drawn that well..

think perhaps maybe this falls into "worst of the web" ?
posted by royalsong at 10:15 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Near as I can figure, these are actual cartoons from a magazine about the shipping industry, and we're exploring the archives via their keyword tags.

Now, the question is, if you're working in the shipping industry, do these magically become funny?
posted by jacquilynne at 10:16 AM on December 3, 2012


Fleetmouse's profile image is adorable, by the way
posted by hellojed at 10:16 AM on December 3, 2012


What these cartoons lack in funny they make up for in volume and folksonomy.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:17 AM on December 3, 2012


They all sound vaguely like bad kung fu movie titles.
posted by xedrik at 10:18 AM on December 3, 2012


Wow, and to think a dolphin drew all these. Amazing creatures, really.
posted by TwelveTwo at 10:18 AM on December 3, 2012 [7 favorites]


I like the handwriting.
posted by mullacc at 10:19 AM on December 3, 2012


I think as people outside the maritime shipping world, we just lack the context for understanding the humor in the everyday lives of, for example, a sea captain and his mermaid wife or a penhecked stone age boat builder.

Wait a second, I think I see an actual joke in the second one, please disregard it.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:21 AM on December 3, 2012


I'm often confused by Metafilter posts, but this is really a stunning achievement in terms of economy. I have seldom been so confused by so little.

you should look up Hama7's posts

posted by dhruva at 10:22 AM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


These aren't funny or interesting or clever or even drawn that well..

I beg to differ on at least two counts.

These are so bafflingly not funny that they wrap around to being funny again, like a cartoon of a guy eating steak and his wife is near the table talking to her friend and she's like, "Bob sure loves his steak!"

Except even weirder than that, and by weirder I mean more mundane. Which is no small feat and I don't even understand how it's possible but here we are.

And the art is of a piece with the, uh, I guess joke being told. How would one do that? No idea. But it is.

I'm not sure how or why someone decided to sand down the edges of a joke until it unexpectedly became some kind of fucking Zen koan, but I am eternally grateful that they did.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 10:22 AM on December 3, 2012 [10 favorites]


Somewhere in here is the plot of a lost Joseph Conrad novel.
posted by Elizabeth the Thirteenth at 10:24 AM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


I kept clicking on tags until I found one that linked to just one cartoon. Please don't ask me why I did it.
posted by orme at 10:25 AM on December 3, 2012


Brought to you by Dr. Clayton Forrester and TV's Frank.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 10:26 AM on December 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


Six minutes later is not the time to realize you wrote "penhecked."
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:27 AM on December 3, 2012 [9 favorites]


Fart powered I guess?
posted by Mister_A at 10:29 AM on December 3, 2012


Bulgaroktonos: "Six minutes later is not the time to realize you wrote "penhecked.""

Which honestly sets up expectations that no link could live up to.
posted by boo_radley at 10:30 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


The print version of The Carol Burnett Show.
posted by davebush at 10:31 AM on December 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


Maritime Reporter
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:40 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Why are so many "carrtoons" tagged "ice"?
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 10:41 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Previously
posted by ardgedee at 10:41 AM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


Man Door Hand Hook Car Door Pool Women
posted by mrgoat at 10:42 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is this what going mad feels like?
posted by The Whelk at 10:44 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


For sheer ambiguity, this cannot be beat. I hope.
posted by ook at 10:47 AM on December 3, 2012


Holy moly, are we sure these aren't some sort of subliminal messages making us crave the ocean life and getting us to enlist in the Merchant Marines?
posted by Purposeful Grimace at 11:03 AM on December 3, 2012


Why are so many "carrtoons" tagged "ice"?

Because if you have a problem, yo, they'll solve it.
posted by griphus at 11:04 AM on December 3, 2012 [8 favorites]


Please correct caption.
posted by Jonathan Livengood at 11:06 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Jonathan Livengood: "Please correct caption."

Caption master of ship, no correct :(
posted by boo_radley at 11:10 AM on December 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


Well, I can't imagine there's a huge market for maritime-centric cartoons and it would seem obvious to blame the lack of market on the maritime industry's lack of a publishing arm, but these really highlight that there may be other factors.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:16 AM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Kinda racist comics?
posted by Strass at 11:16 AM on December 3, 2012


Maritime Reporter
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 10:40 AM on December 3


That magazine is utterly fascinating. It's like it's written in another language. Maritime talk. It's such a different language that I suspect those comics fit right in.

And the ads! It's just a whole other world, and there's actually a market for that stuff. Simply fascinating.
posted by mudpuppie at 11:19 AM on December 3, 2012


Kinda racist comics?

There's another on that same joke. I actually see them as a joke about the absurdity of calling Native Americans "Indians," and thus not that racist, but I could be wrong.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 11:20 AM on December 3, 2012


Both the nostalgic style and the incomprehensibility combine to remind me of when I was about 6 and sitting around reading the Reader's Digest. At least I think it was the Reader's Digest. I'm pretty sure my Dad didn't take Playboy.
posted by randomkeystrike at 11:37 AM on December 3, 2012


dude at least the badkidsjokes were FUNNY
posted by ninjew at 11:50 AM on December 3, 2012


...oh that attack submarine crew.
posted by obscurator at 12:09 PM on December 3, 2012


Now, the question is, if you're working in the shipping industry, do these magically become funny?

No. No they do not.
posted by dabug at 12:10 PM on December 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


The horse_ebooks of comics?

Recent tweet: THESE LONG LOST DISHES


Genius.
posted by emjaybee at 12:19 PM on December 3, 2012


Kinda racist comics?

At the very least deeply invested in racial stereotypes. Some more muddled than others.

I have looked at far too many of these cartoons now.
posted by ook at 12:32 PM on December 3, 2012


Some cartoons invite you to laugh with them, other invite you to laugh at them.

I did not laugh, but I thought about laughter.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:40 PM on December 3, 2012 [5 favorites]


I did not laugh, but I thought about laughter.

This sounds like the title of a gallery exhibition of Marmaduke, Family Circus, et. al.
posted by griphus at 12:42 PM on December 3, 2012 [18 favorites]


Maritime Reporter... "New Wave Media"... Oh, well played, sir.
posted by hanov3r at 12:46 PM on December 3, 2012


I am thinking it's a parody of The New Yorker cartoons, which never make any goddamn sense to me.
posted by zardoz at 1:05 PM on December 3, 2012


I'd like to see that complaint get rectified!
posted by malocchio at 1:21 PM on December 3, 2012


I did not laugh, but I thought about laughter.

This sounds like voiceover narration from a Werner Herzog film about Marmaduke, Family Circus, et. al.
posted by cortex at 1:22 PM on December 3, 2012 [16 favorites]


I have the feeling that there's many trade magazines out there still employing fusty old cartoonists like this. Oh to peek inside the pages of Elevator World, etc.
posted by bendybendy at 1:45 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Recently, a cartoon appeared in American Scientist that relied on the knowledge that "boson" (as in "Higgs") and "boatswain" (as in "bo'sn") are homophones.
posted by griphus at 2:02 PM on December 3, 2012 [3 favorites]


I don't think any of these are supposed to be funny. Rather, I think they're all a setup for the recurring inside joke on each page: that the cartoons editor is a pirate.

Though I think they could have sold it better if the heading was "Related Carr!toons".
posted by Brak at 2:10 PM on December 3, 2012


The print version of The Carol Burnett Show.

The Carol Burnett show was funny. No, really.
posted by jokeefe at 2:18 PM on December 3, 2012 [4 favorites]


This one isn't awful.
posted by drowsy at 2:28 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


This reminds me of being kids, and playing that game of fake book titles and pun authors, like "50 Yards to the Outhouse" by Willy MakeIt and Betty Won't. And this guy EJ, who was not so smart but a great football player wanted to play. And he never really understood the concept, so he just approximated the form.

"Under Benches," by Picking Butts!

Uh, no EJ, that's not really how it goes. And also, what did you just accidentally reveal?
posted by msalt at 4:48 PM on December 3, 2012



I am thinking it's a parody of The New Yorker cartoons, which never make any goddamn sense to me.


What, even when they label absolutely every single metaphor in case you don't get it?
posted by HypotheticalWoman at 5:11 PM on December 3, 2012


I have this relative... he is intelligent, but he isn't very quick.

He has some idiosyncrasies. One of the more obvious ones is his joke telling ability. He speaks slowly. and. deliberately. so it takes him time to get a joke out. Half the time he can't remember the punchline, or he will screw up the set up - so he stops and starts the joke again. Or he will confuse two jokes. If he hears a joke, he will write it down, but I have never seen him read one out of his notebook.

His jokes have to be some of the most painful experiences I've ever gone through. However, occasionally, everyone in the room or the car will start laughing, because the jokes are so bad or so poorly told, so awkward - it's unfortunate that everyone is literally laughing at the poor guy, but at least everyone is laughing. Then he will beam and grin as if he has delivered the funniest material on the planet. So we laugh some more. And he'll launch into another joke. The man can reduce a room to tears like no other.

Thing is, he is a second/third mate in the Merchant Marine, going on thirty years now.

I have got to get a link to him. I am dying to find out what he thinks of them.
posted by Xoebe at 5:43 PM on December 3, 2012 [2 favorites]


These are fascinating. I think if I study these close enough, I can pinpoint the exact location in the brain the stroke happened. Hopefully a neurologist will come along and weigh in.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 8:12 PM on December 3, 2012 [1 favorite]


Recently, a cartoon appeared in American Scientist that relied on the knowledge that "boson" (as in "Higgs") and "boatswain" (as in "bo'sn") are homophones.

Maybe if they got to know some people in the LGBT community they wouldn't be so afraid.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:59 AM on December 4, 2012


Is American Scientist the store-brand version of Scientific American?
posted by kcds at 6:21 AM on December 4, 2012


Other way around! American Scientist is Sigma Xi's trade mag. Scientific American is the one at the counter at the supermarket next to the Froot-Os and Frosting Flakes.

Okay, not really, but SciAm's quality has dropped through the floor in the last while. Meanwhile, American Scientist articles become incomprehensible about halfway through unless it's your field. I assume. Or maybe I'm just not bright enough! I am certainly no scientist.
posted by griphus at 6:56 AM on December 4, 2012


Kudos to Mister_A for the Mitch Hedberg reference.
posted by univac at 9:23 AM on December 5, 2012


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