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This rejected New Yorker cartoon might just be the best New Yorker cartoon of all time

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This rejected New Yorker comic comes from The Best of the Rejection Collection: 293 Cartoons That Were Too Dumb, Too Dark, or Too Naughty for The New Yorker, and was created by Harry Bliss. It would’ve been one of their most-recirculated had it been approved — maybe even bigger than this one.

If you don’t get the joke, ask anyone who has a dog. And in case you were wondering, the proper response for such a question — unless you’ve got some really relaxed boundaries (and hey, more power to you) — is “I’m your friend, but I’m not that friend.”

Thanks to Inside Hook for the find!

23 replies on “This rejected New Yorker cartoon might just be the best New Yorker cartoon of all time”

Well – I DO remember ZOMBIES! First had one in 1953 on the deck of a small cruiser in/on Long Island Sound and it was so-o-o good that the afternoon just spun by! Anyone remember how to make them? I doubt that they’re in Julia Child’s cook book – THAT I STILL HAVE – I think!

In re the trope that every New Yorker cartoon can be made funnier with the caption “Christ, what an asshole”: Give it 20 seconds.

I hope Lynn’s answer was facetious, or that she’s been a dog owner for, like, an hour.

Sunday School answer: The collared dog is asking the un-collared dog for assistance in grooming itself.

Polite Society answer: The collared dog is unable to reach its more distant body parts with its tongue.

Vulgar answer: “DUDE, I CAN’T LICK MY OWN BUTT! HELP ME, DUDE, HELP ME!!!”

FUN FACT:
about 7 of my arrests and illegal torturings in RIKERS were for… MY CARTOONS.

(Giuliani and Bloomberg correctly saw my cartoons as Dangerous Weapons, b/c everyone loves cartoons.) (They say cartoons are what ended Tammany Hall’s reign of corruption.)

SCARY FACT:
100% of my fellow NYC cartoonists QUIETLY helped these Goliaths HIDE that I was jailed for cartoons, and the major papers ALL spread pure lies about me and my false arrests (because Rudy Bloomborg stole over $20 billion from Mass Transit funds and gave it to the Media Moguls in exchange for 20 years of LIES to keep NYC under Republican rule).

Even my OWN EDITORS at NYPress would NOT allow me to tell our readers that a sick Bourne Ultimatum NYPD RAID was done on my house… a mere three days after I did the most devastating COVER STORY ever on The Billionaire Media Mogul. (I even included a cartoon of me being jailed for exposing the mayor’s crimes!)

(It was all for naught: a few months later the paper was MYSTERIOUSLY BOUGHT and we were ALL fired (hm!) because we were the ONLY thorn in the unified front of “Bloomberg Is The Greatest Mayor Ever!” spin by all “left” and “right” wing papers.) (No one thought it odd that BOTH the Times and Post said he was the greatest mayor ever??)

(I bet you can guess who replaced all of us writers and editors. Yup: 100% “Bloomberg Is The Greatest Mayor EVER” cheerleaders!) (Today, these same cheerleaders NOW admit Bloomberg murdered NYC permanently. EX: Harry Siegel, who is now at the Daily News [although he’s about to be fired].)

The ONLY THING sicker than being tortured in Rikers for political cartoons, was that 100% of Civil Libertarians ALL united to protect their enemy, the Naked Emperor.

And TODAY, all my fellow cartoonists and journalists MUST continue to cover these scandals up… b/c otherwise THEY look like accomplices. Sigh.

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