posted on Aug, 18 2011 @ 12:15 AM
Ok, so I'm cruising the net looking for a book that I have been looking for years and still can't find. Don't know the author or title but I remember
some of the content. Every so often I try doing a search using a loose description of a chapter I remember...so far no luck.
But today I found this quite by accident and found it amusing. Those here that know me understand my twisted sense of humor and for those that
don't...here it is.
This is a small book that was published as satire in 1970 by Whitney Darrow (New York Times Cartoonist) who has passed. Here is his obituary:
Whitney Darrow Jr., 89, Gentle Satirist of Modern Life, Dies
Mr. Darrow, one of the last of the early New Yorker cartoonists -- a group that included Charles Addams, James Thurber, Peter Arno, George Price
and Mary Petty -- published more than 1,500 cartoons in the magazine from 1933 to 1982. He was considered a master draftsman and, in contrast to some
of his colleagues, he wrote his own captions.
The pages were scanned and placed here on a personal blog where I found them. Here is what the blogger had to say:
It is very much out of print, but if you want your own copy, you can purchase a used copy on Amazon for $300. It's kind of funny because half of
the reviews there like "THIS DESERVES ZERO STARS!!!! WORST BOOK EVER!!!!" and half are like "5 stars. We've come so far..."
Here is what it is now selling for on Amazon:
1 used from $2,475.00 1 collectible from $295.00
I found this amusing to say the least. I grew up in these times when we had certain specific gender roles and they just weren't questioned. How times
My thoughts? Yes we had to move on and up towards equality of the sexes. No argument there. But have we gone too far? Are we even that different
anymore? I know it might bring a little flack and honestly I don't care but I miss the times when men dressed like men and women dressed like women.
Where men were men and women were women.
Sometimes....I just shake my head when I think of the old saying "Be careful what you wish for" because although we are in a time of equality, the
scales that were beginning to balance out are now tipping the other way to...?
Have we gone too far in the name of Political Correctness? Tough question to answer and definitely one with a never ending bag of opinions and
Anyway, this is just for fun and nothing else...enjoy!
edit on 18-8-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)