What was funny then

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ed wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:36 pm Here you go, more humor from days gone by
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A variant:

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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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It may well be 'shopped, but that doesn't mean there was never a time when someone thought it was funny.

Certainly not now of course. :BigGrin3:

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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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Pyrrho: Before The JewsTM took over, the Irish were funny. 8)

Witness: Still funny. Or rather even funnier because now their bathing suits are also funny. :coolspecs:
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