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As far as the work-to-payoff ratio goes, gag cartoons must be somewhere towards the bottom of the artistic pile. The punch line in a cartoon is typically simple and immediate, and afterward, the cartoon offers its reader little else. There aren’t a lot of layers; unlike a poem or a painting, the cartoon has used up its usefulness as soon as it’s been ‘gotten.’

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Apr 15, 2010, 7:10 pm
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“... on refrigerators and next to toilets ...”, where they give us far more pleasure than if they were hanging on the walls of museums most people rarely visit.

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Apr 15, 2010, 7:20 pm
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Totally true. I’d rather read on the pot than attend an art gala 97% of the time. On a side note, I met a few New Yorker cartoonists tonight, and was startled by a several of their personality quirks. Senility, snobbishness, and misanthropy run rampant in those hallowed pages. Who’d a thunk it?

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Apr 15, 2010, 7:22 pm
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Like Supreme Court justices, they’ve ascended to the top of the pyramid and are ensconced in “jobs for life”.

Peel me a grape.

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Apr 16, 2010, 9:28 am
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I can’t help but think about how much better our world would be if the phrase “peel me a grape” were to replace every spoken and written instance of the phrases “cry me a river,” “boo hoo” “LOL,” “objection, your honor,” “you may now kiss the bride,” and “18% gratuity will be added for parties of six or more.”

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Apr 16, 2010, 2:35 pm
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You have my permission to use it as needed.

You may fire when ready, Gridley. ;-)

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