Cartoons: Diet & Exercise

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Woman undresses to weigh less on a scale while her husband covers her shame.
“That’s more like it.”
Reg Hider
November 17, 1956

 

Women talk in a restaurant about their weight loss attempts.
“I made a pleasant discovery today…our bathroom scale doesn’t work.”
Chon Day
November 10, 1956

 

Skinny guy tries a chin up bar while using a ladder.
“Wonderful, wonderful, Mr. Eggthorp. First thing you know you’ll be chinning yourself without the ladder!”
Geo. Reckas
October 27, 1945

 

Woman proudly declares to her husband that she ended her diet with a huge breakfast.
“Hi, hon. I just broke my diet!”
J.S. Farris
November 17, 1956

 

A couple encounters a proud weight-lifter carrying a heavy barbell with ease down the street.
“Whatever you do, don’t ask him how he feels!”
Gallagher
April 28, 1956

 

A man complains about his wife's attempts to get him to exercise more to his poker mates in a crowded, smoke-filled room.
“She wants me to give up golf! Says the fresh air and sunshine isn’t doing me any good!”
Henry Boltinoff
March 3, 1951

 

A couple uses a huge abacus to count their calories.
“Can’t you keep track of your calories some other way?
W.F. Brown
February 25, 1956

 

Skinny man is only able to lift half of a giant barbell.
“See Mr. Carnahan, you’re improving already!”
Peter Vatsures
November 28, 1953

 

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  1. The cartoons from the Saturday Evening Post ways transport me back to the good times of the past; I celebrate the good times presently also but memories are special.

  2. I really enjoyed your cartoons they all put a smile on my face and in these times I think everyone needs a smile.on their face thank you and keep smiling ☺️

  3. These are a great batch too. Look at how smug she is in #4, with the eclairs, ice cream, butter, cake, cup cakes and pie. What’s a husband to do? I feel bad for Mr. Eggthorp in #3, and Mr. Carnahan at the bottom.

    I love the irony of #6 regarding (cough) giving up golf. My favorite this week is #1. The nervous husband’s expression is priceless. The nerve of her, weighing herself barely indoors without any clothes on; in the mid-50’s. Shocking!

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