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not so much now. Sorta a spin off from Abduls Past is a foreign country only more specific.

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Don't get it.
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the two guys in the middle are out of uniform; they forgot their belts.
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Does that qualify as a "Thigh Slapper"?
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He's bow-legged, get it?
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Because you become bow legged from riding horses.

Got it.

Funny. So funny that I'd buy a card with the joke so I could send it thru the mail (with my name on it so people would know that I think that it's funny) to someone that I know, thus announcing my idea of what funny is, and hoping that they'll laugh.

Seems reasonable.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:17 pm CL00 4 ed.

Even in it' own time it was not funny, much like the later Sad Sack comics.

Or fucking stupid annoying M*A*S*H. :evil:
With that idiots Groucho impersonations which were positively painful.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:09 pm He's bow-legged, get it?
That can't be it. Bow-leggedness is a disqualifying condition for the army. Navy maybe.

It's gotta be the missing belt.
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Is it too soon for a Holocaust joke?
So, a holocaust survivor dies of old age and goes to heaven.

When he gets there, he tells God a Holocaust joke.

God replies: "That's not funny."

Holocaust surviver: "I guess you had to be there."
This is the bit I added:
God: I will not be mocked!!

*God sends him to Hell.End scene.+
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:36 pm The book M*A*S*H (which ends with them going home at the end of their hitch) was a good bad book.
Not great literature by any means but a fun read.

The movie was a competent dramatization of the first half of the book, leaving the rest for the TV show.

As for the TV show, the one semi-funny schtick was Klinger, and that was snagged from Catch-22.

Which totally sucked even as a book and was made (if you can believe it) into an even suckier movie.

Unlike Heller, at least Norman Mailer wrote one good one before his long career as an overrated no good shit.
I've seen a number of series that, after having jumped the shark, "showcase" the real life "talents" of the cast members.

Alan Alda's "groucho" horror is one
Radar played drums in real life, I think they worked that in.
One of the characters in Laverne and Shirley ?? sang and they had him burst into song now and then. Horrible and wince-worthy.

I'm sure there are more vanity performance examples.
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Lenny and the Squigtones, you mean? They were awesome.

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Carmine Ragussa ... Italian I guess







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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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I finally figured that one out. Because her tits are "hanging over" the fence, right?
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Guess so.
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Here is one whose humor travels the decades
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Damn. Some "humor".
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You are simply culturally insensitive. Much like those islam-O-phobes who just don't get the humor in

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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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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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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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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.