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Cartoons: Life’s Little Surprises

Published: July 19, 2018

“The expected always happens,” said Benjamin Disraeli. Perhaps he wasn’t acquainted with these cartoons!

 “Boy, it’s cold outside! Feel my hands!” March 17, 1951


"Boy, it’s cold outside!
Feel my hands!"
March 17, 1951

“She doesn’t suspect a thing! She thinks I forgot her birthday!” 1948


"She doesn’t suspect a thing!
She thinks I forgot her birthday!"
1948

 “Then she said, ‘Oh, well—one more li’l banana split can’t hurt any.’” November/December 1994


"Then she said, ‘Oh, well—one more li’l banana split can’t hurt any.’"
November/December 1994

“Sold! ... For $50,000 to the gentleman with the umbrella over his head.” September/October 1994


"Sold! ... For $50,000 to the gentleman with the umbrella over his head."
September/October 1994

 “Uh-oh! It’s Roy Kroger, the guy I dumped for you.”  January/February 2002


"Uh-oh! It’s Roy Kroger, the guy I dumped for you."
January/February 2002

“Oh, Jimmy knows all about the party. It’s his mom who’s getting the surprise.” January/February 1997


"Oh, Jimmy knows all about the party. It’s his mom who’s getting the surprise."
January/February 1997

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  • Valton E. Herman

    I’ve been reading the Post since 1938 or ’39. When I became an adult and able to do so, I subscribed — mainly for the cartoons and also the fiction. My subscription is still current and will be read by my heirs until the final subscription expires following my own.

  • The top one takes the cake; how awful for the wife! The 2nd one too, in a different way. They’ve got to be based on fact.