Cidu Bill on Jul 4th 2013
(New Yorker, 1935)
Filed in Bill Bickel, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, New Yorker, comics, humor, lol | 12 responses so far
Jul 4th 2013 at 12:00 pm
When you live on a military base, this is life. EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR!
Dave Van Domelen
Jul 4th 2013 at 12:26 pm
Of course, the young lady can affirm that he was already at attention even before the anthem played.
Jul 4th 2013 at 05:44 pm
 Reminds me of military days when EVERYONE walking outside at 4:59 pm would duck inside to avoid having to stand still for the nightly blaring of Taps.
Lost in A**2
Jul 4th 2013 at 08:44 pm
“Taps,” or “To the Colors”?
Jul 4th 2013 at 11:26 pm
I’ll take your word for it, Lost.
Jul 4th 2013 at 11:42 pm
Thinking of a wartime cartoon — also New Yorker? — of a young soldier and WAC approaching each other, saluting crisply, and then lunging into a clinch.
Bob in Nashville
Jul 6th 2013 at 08:54 am
I was wondering how far back you would have to go to find a funny “New Yorker” cartoon. Now I see. 1935
Jul 6th 2013 at 01:18 pm
Bob, tell me what’s funny because I don’t get this one at all. I don’t see why she doesn’t just stand up herself unless she an invalid.
Jul 7th 2013 at 04:49 pm
Lola… because that would take too long. A gentleman is expected to stand IMMEDIATELY upon hearing the national anthem.
Jul 7th 2013 at 06:06 pm
Personally, I’ve never understood why one has to demonstrate loyalty to the nation before being allowed to watch a ballgame or concert therein.
Jul 8th 2013 at 12:28 pm
It’s worse than you think, Ed. When a team from Canada comes to play, they play “Oh, Canada” too.
Jul 8th 2013 at 03:20 pm
That actually makes MORE sense, James, to honor the visitors. And, of course, if they’re already playing the SSB, it would be rude not to play the visitors’ anthem as well.
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