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Cartoons: Overheard at the Bar

We would never suggest our talented cartoonists spend a lot of time at bars, but they seem to overhear a lot of watering hole conversations.

“Your wife thinks you’re a jerk? I thought you said she didn’t understand you.” from Mar/Apr 1997


"Your wife thinks you’re a jerk?
I thought you said she didn’t understand you."
from Mar/Apr 1997

Ouch. Well, it appears the bartender understands him.

 “My wife has no sense of humor.” “That’s hard to believe.”from March/April 2009


"My wife has no sense of humor."
"That’s hard to believe."
from March/April 2009

We don’t know which is worse—being insulted by the bartender or the other patrons. This cartoon was by Rex May, featured in our web series “Meet the Cartoonist.”

 “I’ve finally developed a lifestyle and now doctor says I have to change it.”from September/Octember 1998


"I’ve finally developed a lifestyle
and now my doctor says I have to change it."
from September/Octember 1998


If the change involves giving up martinis, forget about it.

“I'm looking for marriage, two kids, and a nice house in the suburbs. Hi, what's your name?”from September/October 1999


"I'm looking for marriage, two kids, and a nice house in the suburbs.
Hi, what's your name?"
from September/October 1999

You have to admire a gal who puts it out front.

“Gosh, I remember when happy hour was something other than a good bowel movement!”from March/April 1997


"Gosh, I remember when happy hour was
something other than a good bowel movement!"
from March/April 1997

Ah, memories…

“I dunno, George. There has to be more to life than watching my wife cook, iron, vacuum, wash clothes, clean the house, take care of the kids and do yard work.”from July/August 1994


"I dunno, George. There has to be more to life than
watching my wife cook, iron, vacuum, wash clothes,
clean the house, take care of the kids and do yard work."
from July/August 1994

We think she’s the one who needs a drink.

“Nice going! You’ve solved all their problems, and now we’ve lost all our clientele.”from January/February 1982


"Nice going! You’ve solved all their problems,
and now we’ve lost all our clientele."
from January/February 1982

Never open a bar with a guy named Sig.

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  • Mary A. Berger

    I’d like to give the guy in the July/August 1994 a Bloody Mary from Hell. Maybe that would snap him out of his depression!

  • Charles Neumann

    Really funny. Thanks for sharing.

  • Jo

    About the one from July 1994: Ain’t being retired hell!

  • JOE

    5 stars