Today we’ve got a twosome of trifles for you to while away a few minutes of a Friday afternoon in reading.
First up is Illustrating Webster, a cute little panel where obscure words are assigned prosaically amusing interpretations. I especially like this take on “caliduct”, for its pleasing blend of old-timey and evergreen.
Then there’s How You Felt, another slice-of-life panel that I’m sure would have been displayed on cubicle walls and refrigerators, if either of those things were in common circulation circa 1914… With each strip taking a first-timer’s perspective on events that were presumably more common when they were drawn, what’s most fun about these is their almost-complete outdatedness. Of the six panels we’ve got, only two are close to universally relevant today, including the bittersweet take on a husband’s loneliness when his wife goes on a trip seen below. Other topics, like carrying a cane, riding a horse, wearing a tie your wife bought you, and being asked to fire your cook, aren’t likely to be as relevant a hundred years after their creation…
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