American Cornball

I wrote a book about old humor called American Cornball, to be published in Feb. 2014. In the meantime, I'll be blogging here about the formerly funny.

Jan 26

You’ve probably seen the first image (from the Olympic village in Sochi), but if old postcards can be believed, the rural USA has its own tradition of gregarious defecation.  Why would hillbillies need an outhouse with more than one seat?  Maybe because outhouses were places  to smoke and read and daydream and otherwise slack off, not just to answer nature’s call.  Or maybe because misery loves company.


Dec 4

Nov 30

Sculptors are even funnier than painters


Nov 27
moonboot1960:

Its always the same old evening routine: picking out what to wear tomorrow.

moonboot1960:

Its always the same old evening routine: 
picking out what to wear tomorrow.


The American class system as a two-story outhouse. 

The American class system as a two-story outhouse. 


silezukuk:

Charles Addams - New Yorker / Feb. 16, 1981 [***]

Love will find a way.

silezukuk:

Charles Addams - New Yorker / Feb. 16, 1981 [***]

Love will find a way.


Nov 19

Nov 12
Hungry, hungry hobo, 1937

Hungry, hungry hobo, 1937


Nov 4

What their wives always get.


Oct 28
Mr. Natural’s brain manufactures its own anti-depressants.

Mr. Natural’s brain manufactures its own anti-depressants.


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