Cartoons: Absurd Is the Word

Some cartoons defy explanation. Here are some of our favorites that celebrate the silly and strange!

Chicken mag cooks his own eggs in his kitchen.

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Tiny horsemen on a pigeon statue
Rick Detorie
November 1, 1976

 

A hippie tells Abe Lincoln that he resembles Abe Lincoln
“Yes, I’ve been told that before.”
hal
February 16, 1963

 

Billionaire builds a mountain resembling himself to compete with Mount Rushmore on his private property.
“I supposed there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s his mountain!”
Bob Barnes
October 13, 1956

 

Mounted animals in a restaurant eats a man's soup when he wasn't looking.
“I just turned my head for a minute, and my soup disappeared.”
Ned Hilton
July 31, 1954

 

Man inserts a dime into a machine just to receive a "Thank You" note.
Stan Hunt
April 13, 1957

 

Leonardo Da Vinci meets Mona Lisa in a cafe.
“You don’t say. What kind of modeling do you do?”
Walt Wetterberg
March 15, 1958

 

Chicken mag cooks his own eggs in his kitchen.
Bill Ruble
March 12, 1949

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Comments

  1. These are some good examples of the absurd, alright. Love #6 with Mona Lisa. #7 is really out there. Just how long was this lazy, messy husband’s wife gone anyway?! All he ate were eggs. His cholesterol must have been off the charts.

    Regarding #4, I hate animals being killed and wall mounted like that. Ideally, it should have been relegated to the past along with real fur, fur coats. It won’t be until hunting worldwide otherwise is outlawed, as is should have been decades ago. Wouldn’t count on it, but appreciate all the efforts being made. There are good people too.

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