Cartoons: Stay Cool in the Pool

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Hippo in a swimming pool
“I can’t wait to hear about your latest safari…”
Roy Wilson
October 16, 1954
Man bending the diving board due to his heavy weight
“Now maybe you’ll go back on your diet.”
Frank Ridgeway
July 27, 1957

 

Man with diving gear hides from his wife at the bottom of a swimming pool
“Stanley, you come right out of there and listen to what I’ve got to say.”
Frank Ridgeway
July 14, 1956

 

Man pulls his son out of the water with a plunger
“When daddy says it’s time to come out of the water, it’s time to come out.”
William F. Brown
June 4, 1955

 

Man thrown in pool by his girlfriend's father
“Father’s beginning to like you. Notice how he asked if you could swim before he threw you in.”
Frank Owen
May 7, 1955

 

Pool owners notice that the water is leaking into their cellar.
“Maybe that’s why the cellar’s so full!”
Stan Hunt
April 14, 1956

 

Diver shows off his skill
“If he could only swim.”
Reg Hider
February 23, 1957

 

Polar bear rests in a pool
“I understand it’s fed directly from mountain springs.”
William F. Brown
February 22, 1958

 

Man immediately leaps back out of ice cold pool water.
“Must be a lot colder than it looks.”
William F. Brown
February 4, 1956

 

Man dives into a blue floor, thinking it's a pool full of water.
“Hold it.”
Reg Hider
November 24, 1956

 

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Comments

  1. Post editors, you (once again) outdid yourselves with this batch of pool misadventures! 10 this week, and I think all but 2 had diving boards; long gone now. The climb up slides too.

    Numbers 2, 3 and 5 are the most wonderfully embarrassing/degrading. I also love number 4 with the plunger. 7 and 9 are great too. Number 10 is pretty scary and hate to say it, has probably happened in real life at one time or another.

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