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Food Humor in Cartoons

I found this to be very funny, so am sharing:

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  1. Not a cartoon, but a "commentary" on Martha Stewart's horrid food photo tweets: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelzarrell...

    I think MS should get a new camera or start eating prettier food. LOL

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    1. re: alkapal

      With food like that, I think I would eat in the dark. ;-)

      1. re: Antilope

        i know! i was really surprised how awful the food looked, and that she chose to publish them proudly (being the maven of fastidious presentations herself). i was also shocked at the places she was eating. i know the prices, so seeing those dishes made me think "wow! i expected something *quite* different!"

        1. re: alkapal

          Maybe a drink or two before dinner made the food look better? "Beer goggles"? 8-)

      1. I like the old Far Side cartoon that shows a cow cooking hamburgers at a cookout. My brother used to have that one on a t-shirt.

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            1. re: MplsM ary

              both of these cracked me up. i had an opportunity to see a huge exhibit of gary larson original drawings cartoons with my mom at the smithsonian years ago; he was the best!

                1. re: cowboyardee

                  I like that they're not zombie cows - they labeled the head "Throw away."

            2. In the 80's my sister bought me a t-shirt with this frog legs cartoon on the front. No I didn't wear it.


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              1. re: Antilope

                Don't have it handy, but I am sure this was done decades earlier in The New Yorker.

                1. re: mwhitmore

                  I think it was originally in National Lampoon.

                  1. re: 4X4

                    Now that you mention it, I think you are right.

              2. Pleased to meet you, Milk. Here's another cartoon.

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                  1. re: seamunky

                    2014 - School Bake Sale being chased by Homeland Security.

                    1. I keep the Fall of the Ramen Empire on my fridge

                      1. I still enjoy the caricature you did of Veggo the snake, nattily attired with bow tie, scarfing a Katz' pastrami sandwich!

                        1. The New Yorker has the best cartoons, and this is one of my favorites from a while back. Apparently I'm not the only one, because I was able to search for it based on the caption.

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                            1. re: breadchick

                              RIP Charles Barsotti. He passed away last week, after a very long association with The New Yorker.

                            2. if you're interested in spoofs, watch annoying orange's parody of ylvis' parody "what does the fox say?" (you should watch the ylvis original first). ylvis' original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotati...

                              annoying orange's version: "what does the sock say?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J19z4V...

                              yes, this is food humor because annoying orange, pear and baby carrot are involved. LOL.

                              PS, i have to warn you that despite your realization of your own silliness for doing so, you will watch both of these more than once. ok, maybe it is just me.

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                              1. re: alkapal

                                Just too funny...I can't believe I hadn't heard of this before...

                              2. Wine Pairing in the Stone Age


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                                  1. re: eclecticsynergy

                                    "But I though Kim Jong-il was the Deer Leader."

                                  2. SNL's GUY FIERI'S Christmas Special "promo" -- pretty darn funny: http://www.buzzfeed.com/whitneyjeffer...

                                      1. ok, these geeky food gadgets are not cartoons…but they are inspired by the "creative arts" http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/k... -- small example in screen shot

                                          1. re: tcamp

                                            poor goldie! look at his expression. LOL

                                          2. There's a Pearls Before Swine strip where Pig sees a tv commercial about travel in Australia with the old "Throw another shrimp on the barbie!" catch phrase. The last panel shows him throwing a shrimp on a Barbie doll and saying something like, "This doesn't seem so fun."

                                            1. There are lots of cartoons in Secret Ingredients, the anthology of the New Yorker's food writing.

                                                1. re: linguafood

                                                  ....Then they discovered Chowhound, where they found a congregation of commiserating peeps to kvetch and natter with.

                                                  1. re: linguafood

                                                    Love Roz Chast. When the mag highlights her work, it's a wonderful thing.

                                                    1. re: linguafood

                                                      And a corollary:
                                                      Caption reads "It started out with lactose, but now he's intolerant of EVERYTHING."

                                                    2. Some people consider beer to be a food...

                                                      1. This was a favorite of a late friend, who always needed to depart on business trips a day early. This was because her retired husband would be underfoot, asking her to make his coffee, find him matching socks, etc., if she was trying to get on the road in time for an early flight or drive.
                                                        Yet when she was gone for several days, he did fine feeding himself and taking care of their pets. She liked to say that her HUSBAND was happily married.....

                                                        1. hilarious, sardonic flow chart -- should you go to trader joe's or whole foods? http://tinyurl.com/m5j3hsu

                                                          1. April 28 New Yorker: Two athletically-dressed women seated at a cafe. One says to the other, "I've only been gluten-free for a week and I'm already really annoying."

                                                            Hopefully the GF hounds are better at being self-deprecating than the vegan who tsk-tsked the person who posted a vegan joke (Q: How do you know if there are vegans at your dinner party? A: They will tell you.) on the V&V board.

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                                                            1. re: greygarious

                                                              as soon as i read that new yorker, i cackled. brilliant! LOL

                                                              1. re: alkapal

                                                                I just noticed it while reading "The Poet's Hand" article - well done!

                                                            2. I've been envisioning a cartoon, probably in the New Yorker, where superheroes are being ushered out of Whole Foods because they qualify as genetically-modified organisms.

                                                              1. This cracked me up today, especially as I've been feeling over-kaled lately:

                                                                  1. rolling stone's website had a poll of the top 10 favorite weird al videos, and i was reminded how fun "eat it" was. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/pic...

                                                                    1. I remember a Gary Larsen (Far Side) cartoon of a "boneless" chick ranch. Chicken-ish BLOBS just laying around on the ground.

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                                                                            1. re: greygarious

                                                                              My caption....

                                                                              "Just when we get our food they will tell us to put our trays in the upright position."

                                                                            2. A third, from the same issue. Hat trick! Captioned: "I can't have anything that's a food."

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                                                                              1. re: greygarious

                                                                                My caption...

                                                                                "I hate this restaurant, but it's the closest to my house. We're trying to eat locally."

                                                                              2. My brother grew up as a very picky eater - and the Calvin and Hobbes view of food were always his favorites.


                                                                                  1. re: scubadoo97

                                                                                    She adds vital wheat gluten to her gluten free bread recipes.

                                                                                    1. food humor in kids' toys:

                                                                                      (what's the inspiration? who the heck can imagine?!).

                                                                                          1. technically beverage humor, not food, but still funny

                                                                                            1. New Yorker 10/20/14
                                                                                              caption: "Is this from the community garden? It tastes sanctimonious."