Monday, November 24, 2014

Pickup

Mini-Monday returns to AEET with a tiny comic strip that I found in a Dell paperback from 1962 (and scanned at 400%) called "Nervous in the Service"; edited by Bill Yates. The book itself is a collection of "America's leading jokesters taking a look at our servicemen on land, on the sea, in the air, and far out in space", and this cute martian maiden strip illustrated by O'Brien --simply titled "Pickup" --is definitely the highlight of the collection.








13 comments:

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

Well, the joke is quite predictable, but I guess servicemen were glad for everything supposed to make them laugh in 1962.
Speaking of sci-fi jokes, a friend of mine has a question for you.
"Dear Mr. Karswell:
You always ask us to prove we are not robots. How do I know YOU are not?
Magnus, the robot fighter"
Terrible, huh?

Craftypants Carol said...

Ha! Thats pretty great! And cute!

Karswell said...

@JD: I am most certainly a robot-- never said I wasn't ;)

@Carol: I thought for sure you were gonna ask why the guy wasn't taking his clothes off too

Craftypants Carol said...

Ha! I actually thought that while I was looking at it! I was all "what the hell is he waiting for?!?"

Mr. Cavin said...

Fantastic. I love mini Mondays!

Karswell said...

Well if someone had their way, it'd be Teeny Tuesdays instead...

we'll see

Mr. Cavin said...

Would that put the kibosh on Wee Wednesdays and Thimble Thursdays?

Craftypants Carol said...

Well if that person really had their way it would also be Small-fry Saturday. But I'm sure you would prefer Widdle Wednesday

Karswell said...

Just for that, I'm going with Pint-Sized Fridays!

Craftypants Carol said...

Yay!!! For the life of me I couldn't come up with anything for Fridays

Karswell said...

Diminutive Days are here again

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

And lots of Collins-dictionary-evenings...

JMR777 said...

Now here is the question concerning the comic-Is the guy terrified because the thing means him harm, or is he terrified because the thing wants to do the nasty with him. Either way the guy is in for it (and you thought online dating had its risks).
One parting shot- One thing about robots, the only viruses they have to worry about can be removed via Dr. Solomon software.