The Sistine Chapel of Comic-Strip Art – The New York Times

On a beer-splotched wall of a Midtown sports bar, a forgotten relic from the heyday of cartooning, featuring Beetle Bailey, Fred Flintsone and some jokers from Mad magazine. With cameos by James Thurber, Ernest Hemingway and Marilyn Monroe.

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Life Underground: Sewer workers

Life Underground: Sewer workers

One of several “Life Underground” bronze sculptures by Tom Otterness at the 14th Street-Eighth Avenue subway station in New York City. This one appears to show a female sewer worker holding a manhole cover and a supervisor.

Ken Dodd, Veteran British Comedian, Is Dead at 90 – The New York Times

“He married his longtime partner, Anne Jones, on Friday.” Ummm… “It’s your funeral” is supposed to be just an expression… (Coyoty)

A titan of a vanishing age of comedy, Mr. Dodd played a record 42 straight weeks at the London Palladium and enjoyed fame comparable to the Beatles’. (NYT)

Tip the Waiter

Tip the Waiter

I found Tip in the kitchen behind the refrigerator. I don’t know how he got there and I don’t remember having him before then. He’s the handle of a vintage bottle opener. He’ll open bottles that aren’t vintage, too. He appears to be holding a beer mug and growler for Oktoberfest. I think he’s had too many bottles. He looks tipsy.