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Of course they knew.
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i don't get it
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:31 pm Image
It's fake, of course:

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Lots of old stuff get recycled that way, e. g.:

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OP will chime in if need be, but I understood the thread as an inquiry into the changes of what is deemed funny.
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That's hilarious!
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There are some recent almost universal behaviors that are pretty much lost now. I recall seeing a list of abbreviations (like SWAK) used on letters during the wars, most of which are alien to the modern eye. I am sorta thinking that these postcards contain an in joke that only folks around in the 1909 era would get. I mean really "Arf a mo' Tirpitz"??????

There are at least 5 different postcards in this series, each featuring the same guy.
I found a site (now lost) that went into a long disquisition on the second card claiming it was a gay icon. I think that they had a theory and found something that they could shoehorn in.

Anyway, the amusement that I get from these is not, I suspect, what was intended back in the day.
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Friend, he's a sailor or at least wearing said livery and as we all know (gay porn don't lie) all sailors are up for a bit of fun.
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Smoking is going to stunt his growth
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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Just to make Abdul complain that it's still funny:

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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:08 pm It wasn't a complaint. :p
Hmmm… I think by now I understood how much you like to pick on a marginal point. :wink:
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Pyrrho wrote: Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:27 pm [Buster Keaton comic]
There were also photoshoots at the time providing more cringe than merriment:

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This is what I mean in the OP, precisely.
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Oh, blithe racism humor?
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Didn't Sir John Gielgud play the role in London in the 1966 musical?
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I seem to recall that there were a couple of Peter Sellers movies that might qualify for ed's intended genre.
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"A real button buster"

Indeed.
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"It is not I who is mad! It is I who is crazy!" -- Ren Hoek

"what dicking deep shit i produce" -- pillory

Freedom of choice
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People are shitting themselves to death
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↑ Philip Halsman did a lot of these. E. g. Martin & Lewis:

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I think this one qualifies. The breakout moment for Ruth Buzzi and Dom DeLuise.

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i'd do lily tomlin
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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.
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It would fly today.
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Any shit will fly today.

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