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Cartoons: Exercise Your Funny Bone

“How far from home are you, so I’ll know when to start dinner?”

from Jul/Aug 1996 - "How far from home are you, so I’ll know when to start dinner?"

From Jul/Aug 1996

If the hubby is doing his bike run, it’s only reasonable to ask when he’ll be home. This appeared in the Post fifteen years ago this month. We did a “Meet the Cartoonist” feature on this cartoonist, Roy Delgado.

“He can’t talk now. He’s using his exercise equipment.”

from Jan/Feb 1998 – "He can’t talk now. He’s using his exercise equipment."

From Jan/Feb 1998

There are, of course, numerous ways to use exercise equipment.

“We don’t need much … just enough strength to open the packaging that stuff comes in today.”

from July/Aug 2004 – "We don’t need much…just enough strength to open the packaging that stuff comes in today."

From Jul/Aug 2004

Now if gyms could add a “Packaging Opening Strength Training” program, membership numbers would soar.

“I’m sorry, I thought I wanted a double cheeseburger with fries, but I’ve just been informed I really feel like a garden salad.”

from July/Aug 2005 – "I'm sorry, I thought I wanted a double cheeseburger with fries, but I've just been informed I really feel like a garden salad."

From Jul/Aug 2005

If you don’t have a personal trainer, often a spouse will do.

From Mar/Apr 2001

Of course, some personal trainers are tougher than others.

“I’m going to order a broiled, skinless chicken breast, but I want you to bring me lasagna and garlic bread by mistake.”

from Sept/Oct 2008 – "I'm going to order a broiled, skinless chicken breast, but I want you to bring me lasagna and garlic bread by mistake."

From Sep/Oct 2008

If you don’t have a trainer or a spouse, good ol’ self-deception is one technique. However, I find this not only keeps the weight on, but confuses the waiter. This is from Randy Glasbergen, another great artist from our “Meet the Cartoonist” web feature.

“The doctor said I should get interested in an exercise program!”

from Jul/Aug 2000 – "The doctor said I should get interested in an exercise program!"

From Jul/Aug 2000

This interpretation of the doctor’s advice does not work, either.

“Ten pounds isn’t bad. On my last diet I put on 12.”

from Mar/Apr 2001 – "Ten pounds isn’t bad. On my last diet I put on 12."

From Mar/Apr 2001

Alas, how my diets end up. At least we have our cartoonist buddies around to understand.

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  • Janice

    These are great. I laughed out loud. Thanks

  • Dale Hunt

    This is a funny bone business

  • Phil Street

    Real Funny but Oh! so true.

  • Charlotte Demper

    I loved them all just as I love everything about your magazine. Please don’t go out of publlication.

  • Bill Donovan

    Wife eating big sundae to husband: “Does this food make me look fat?”

  • Bob Pressler

    HA! HA! HA!