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Funny Times May 2016 Issue

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Cartoons About …
Mother’s Day . Exercise . Artisanal Food .
Election Flashbacks . Marriage . and more!

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Clay Bennett, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Jon Carter, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Tim Eagan, Samuel Ferri, David Horsey, John Kastner, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Scott Masear, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Mike Shapiro, Drew Sheneman, Barbara Smaller, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Toro, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Dan Wasserman, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy, Adam Zyglis … and lots more!

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Funny Times September 2015 Issue

Funny Times September 2015 Issue

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Cartoons About …
Trump . The Legal System . Back to School . Social Media . Reporting . and more!

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Clay Bennett, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Tim Eagan, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, George Jartos, John Kastner, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Brian McFadden, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, Nina Paley, Joel Pett, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Flash Rosenberg, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Ward Sutton, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Chris Wildt, Zippy, Adam Zyglis … and lots more!

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Funny Times June 2015 Issue

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Cartoons About …
Money . Fathers . Summer . Parties . Sports . and more!

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Clay Bennett, Meg Biddle, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Patrick Chappatte, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, Jeff Hobbs, David Horsey, George Jartos, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Julie Larson, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, P.S. Mueller, Joel Pett, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Barbara Smaller, Jean Sorensen, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

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Funny Times October 2014 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Money . I.T. . Religion . Shopping . and more

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Meg Biddle, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Jon Carter, Jack Compère, Dave Coverly, J.C. Duffy, Samuel Ferri, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, Jeff Hobbs, Nicole Hollander, David Horsey, George Jartos, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Tim Lockley, Chris Monroe, Steve Moore, P.S. Mueller, Mark Parisi, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Ward Sutton, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Kim Warp, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

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Funny Times August 2014 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Bugs . Sleep . Vacations . Babies . and more

Cartoons by:  Isabella Bannerman, Lynda Barry, Bizarro, Marc Bilgrey, Harry Bliss, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Tom Cheney, Dave Coverly, Derf, J.C. Duffy, Tim Eagan, Benita Epstein, Martha Gradisher, Buddy Hickerson, David Horsey, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, L.J. Kopf, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, Steve Moore, P.S. Mueller, Nina Paley, Mark Parisi, Joel Pett, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Tom Swick, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, Tom Toro, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker … and lots more!

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Funny Times July 2014 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Camping . D-Day . God . Parenting . and more

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Matt Bors, Martin Bucella, Dave Coverly, Derf, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, David Horsey, George Jartos, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Chris Monroe, Steve Moore, P.S. Mueller, Mark Parisi, Joel Pett, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Flash Rosenberg, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Barbara Smaller, Jen Sorensen, Tom Swick, Tom Tomorrow, Tom Toro, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker … and lots more!

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Traveling Voices

By Ray Lesser

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My adventurous voice says, “You’ve always wanted to go to Colombia, and now’s your chance! Exotic locales, ocean breezes, colonial architecture: It’s a trip you’ll remember your whole life. Book it, book it now!”

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Classy Ways To Travel

By Ray Lesser

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I went to the hospital recently to visit a sick friend, but before we got a chance to talk, an orderly came to take him down for an x-ray or a knee replacement, or something else that he said was only going to take a few minutes. I decided to wait, but didn’t have a magazine to read. Fortunately, the TV was on and after a while, I figured out that if I lie in my friend’s bed, I could use his remote control to change the stations, or page the nurse to take my blood pressure. Continue reading

Funny Times May 2013 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Mothers . Vacations . Alcohol . Coffee . and more

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Bruce Bolinger, Dave Coverly, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, George Jartos, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, P.S. Mueller, Jack Ohman, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

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Off The Beaten Path

By Ray Lesser

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Ordinarily, when I go on vacation, it’s to places that are in guide books. One hundred travel experts have already written up exactly what my itinerary should be, what hotel I can afford to stay at, which restaurant won’t give me ptomaine poisoning, which churches I should visit to see frescoes on the ceiling, with a fairly high assurance that the plaster won’t fall down on my head while I’m gazing up at the angels. Continue reading

Funny Times September 2011 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Marriage . Vacation . Sharks . Cats . and more

Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Bruce Bolinger, Dave Coverly, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, George Jartos, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, P.S. Mueller, Jack Ohman, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

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Funny Times June 2010 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Father’s Day . Weddings . Pants . Vacation . Education . History . Dirty Laundry . News . Kids . Health Reform . Psychology . Business . Roseygram . Food

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Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Bruce Bolinger, Dave Coverly, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, George Jartos, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, P.S. Mueller, Jack Ohman, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

 

In This Issue:

Bruce, The Wedding Planner
By Bruce Cameron

Funny Times Interviews P.S. Mueller

Little Miss Fancy Pants
By Jean Sorensen

The Folly Of Family Vacations
By Dave Barry

Chapters In Texas History
The Week Contest

By Lenore Skenazy

Colored And Whites Only: My Racist Laundry
By David Raffin

The Borowitz Report
By Andy Borowitz

Hot Dog! Stand Back 200 Feet!
By Lenore Skenazy

A Toast To Your Hroth
By Garrison Keillor

Banking On Cookies
By Greg Tamblyn

Did You Check On The Chicken?
by Raymond Lesser

PLUS:

Father’s Day Cartoons
Harper’s Index
Cartoon Playground
Lots of News Cartoons
News of the Weird
Harper’s Index
Plus full pages of cartoons — Mother’s Day, Gardens, Health Reform, Animals, and more

Bridesmaids

In Charge

By Ray Lesser

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My parents finally did it. The old goose and gander flew south, away from the icy roads and snow-covered driveways of Cleveland. Continue reading

Dangerous Fashions

By Ray Lesser

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It’s not easy being beautiful. In fact, sometimes being on the cutting edge of fashion can be downright dangerous. For example, this news story was reported last month: Continue reading

Funny Times August 2009 Issue

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Cartoons about:
Summer Camp . Vacations . Health . Relationships . Hell

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Cartoons by: Isabella Bannerman, Bizarro, Harry Bliss, Ruben Bolling, Bruce Bolinger, Dave Coverly, Derf, Tim Eagan, Bob Eckstein, Randy Glasbergen, Martha Gradisher, George Jartos, John Jonik, Ham Khan, Keith Knight, Peter Kuper, Mary Lawton, Carol Lay, Chris Monroe, Carlos Montage, P.S. Mueller, Jack Ohman, Rina Piccolo, K.A. Polzin, Hilary Price, Ted Rall, Maria Scrivan, Andy Singer, David Sipress, Jen Sorensen, Mark Stivers, Tom Toles, Tom Tomorrow, P.C. Vey, Shannon Wheeler, Matt Wuerker, Zippy … and lots more!

 

In This Issue:

On Fair Footing
By Garrison Keillor

Staycation Fun
By Will Durst

Kids in a Bunk — Parents in a Funk
By Lenore Skenazy

The Borowitz Report
By Andy Borowitz

Name That Syndrome
By Colin McEnroe

Never Lick Anything at a Crime Scene
By Wendy Parker

Tom Bodett’s Laptop
By Tom Bodett

Feeling Flat
By Bruce Cameron

Your Inner Fish
by Ray Lesser

Curmudgeon Looks At Boredom

PLUS:

Summertime Cartoons
News of the Weird
News Cartoons
Relationships Cartoons
Harper’s Index
New Playground Cartoons
Evolution Cartoons

Happy Kids Day Care

Turning ’50s

By Ray Lesser

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I’ve entered my second childhood this year. Turning 50 has been a great excuse for my half-century friends and I to have dazzling parties, exotic vacations, and any number of fantasies acted upon, before we become too old to remember what it was we always wanted to do. But one of the best entertainments of the year has been revisiting the almost ancient past, the late 1950s, when we first learned to crawl, walk, and talk back to our parents.

Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, in a neighborhood filled with other kids, I remember endless hours of cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, Nazis and Allies; basically any game that involved choosing up sides and then trying to capture or kill each other. We also had terrific free-for-all battles using water hoses to blast each other and throwing volleys of crabapples, acorns, buckeyes, and rotten pears at the enemies of the day.

The guy who owned the Good Humor franchise lived on our block, so not only would the Good Humor truck come around with great frequency, playing its twinkly music and dispensing ice-cream treats to all the screaming little kids, but the Good Humor man would let us ride in the truck with him around other neighborhoods and ring the bell. Lots of other guys used to drive trucks selling things, too, like the Milkman, the Produce man, and the Meat man. Nowadays I imagine how great it would be if we had a Good Handyman truck, or a Good Babysitter Bus prowling our neighborhood for business.

All my siblings were between 11 and 14 years older than me, and I got to tag along through parts of their ’50s teenage experiences (because my Mom insisted they take me with them, so she could have a few minutes of peace and quiet). We went places like the drive-in, where waitresses wearing roller skates would bring trays of hamburgers and malts that would attach to our partly rolled up car window, while we listened on the AM radio to the latest hit singles by Elvis (“You ain’t nothing but a hound dog”), Jerry Lee Lewis (“Goodness gracious, great balls of fire!”), and The Coasters (“Yakety Yak, Don’t Talk Back!”).

All the teenagers wanted to look cool and act cool, which for the boys meant greasing their hair with Brylcreem and wearing tight t-shirts with their cigarette packs stuck under the sleeve at their biceps, while snapping their fingers and singing four part harmonies. I have my brothers to thank for the fact that I’m not a smoker, because when I was about four years old they gave me puffs of their cigarettes until I got so sick I never wanted to smoke another cigarette again.

Without air-conditioning we spent much of the summer hanging out on various porches, where everybody in the neighborhood was given a nickname. The boy nicknamed “Sewer” because of his sewer mouth made up most of our nicknames. Sewer is now a talk-radio host in California. “Sig” (after Sigmund Freud) went on to undergo years of analysis. “Tsetse” (like the fly that causes malaria) became a doctor specializing in exotic diseases.

I was nicknamed “Ivan Skavinsky Skevar,” after a popular song, that was one of President Eisenhower’s favorites:

There are brave men in plenty, and well known to fame,
In the army that’s run by the Czar,
But the bravest of all was a man by the name
Of Ivan Skavinsky Skevar.

He could imitate Irving, tell fortunes by cards,
And play on the Spanish guitar.
In fact, quite the cream of the Muscovite team
Was Ivan Skavinsky Skevar.

I was given this nickname because my grandfather fled Russia to escape a 20-year induction into the Czar’s army, and, coincidentally, I was good at mimicking my father, whose name was Irving. My fortune-telling and Spanish guitar-playing abilities came later in life.

In my house, Grandpa lived in the sunroom, next to the living room, and used to smear Vick’s Vapor Rub all over his chest each night, and all over mine, too, if I complained of a sore throat, or started sniffling or sneezing. Grandpa used to make wine in five gallon clay jugs, out of elderberries or plums, and then store it in a little room under the basement steps where he could frequently be found, sampling to see if it was ready. Another room in the basement was the dark room, filled with chemicals and strange equipment, where my brother Alan sometimes printed black and white photographs, and sometimes snuck into with his girlfriend.

The technology of the ’50s was amazing. We shared a party phone line with the neighbors, so I could often pick up the receiver and listen in to one of their daughters telling the latest gossip about the seniors at her school. Or maybe that was my own sister. No matter, it was still fun to secretly listen in. I think George Bush never outgrew this stage of childhood. The phone we used back then was a black rotary dial model, which my mom continued to rent from the phone company for over 50 years, until she finally moved. The amazing thing was, even though the dial was incredibly slow, and the ring was anemic by the end, it still worked, and had much better sound than most of the phones I use nowadays.

Then there was the fun of going down to the shoe store to watch the bones wiggling inside your feet. Here’s a radio commercial from back then:

“Every parent will want to hear this important news! Now, at last, you can be certain that your children’s foot health is not being jeopardized by improperly fitting shoes. Miller Shoes is now featuring the new Adrian Fluoroscopic X-Ray Shoe Fitting machine that gives you visual proof in a second that your children’s shoes fit. The Adrian Special Shoe Fitting Machine has been awarded the famous Parent’s Magazine Seal of Commendation