Sunday, June 21, 2009

More married life (and more risque content)

One of the neat things about being married to MizBubs is that she's always bringing home cool stuff for me. Since she works at the library she sometimes gets to see used books that are brought in as donations to Friends of the Library before they go on sale. She has a particularly keen eye for pulp paperbacks. Not too long ago she brought home these two gems:

"More" was published in 1965 and contains material going back to 1954; "Still More" came out in 1968. Much of what passed for swanky humor back then is now more likely viewed as a series of tacky jokes about date rape, adultery and office sexual harassment. Still, there are some good times to be had, in a sort of retro/atomic fashion:

"What's that drink you're mixing?" the stranger asked the bartender in the exotic Caribbean bar.

"I call this a rum dandy" said the bartender.

"What's in it?" asked the stranger.

"Sugar, milk and rum" said the barkeep.

"Is it good?" asked the stranger.

"Sure," said the bartender. "The sugar gives you pep, and the milk gives you energy."

"And the rum?" asked the stranger.

"Ideas about what to do with all that pep and energy."

Then there are the limericks:

A limerick packs laughs anatomical,
Into space that is quite economical.
But the good ones we've seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

God's plan had a hopeful beginning,
But man spoiled his chances by sinning.
We trust that the story
Will end in God's glory,
But at present the other side's winning.

And, of course, there are the cartoons. Leroy Nieman's Femlins (think female + gremlin) decorate the covers of both books and appear on nearly every page inside.

I picked two of these cartoons to post on our anniversary. Our roles are not so locked in as the characters in the drawings. We mix it up. Scroll down to see 'em.



SkylersDad said...

I remember reading Playboy and loving the Gahan Wilsom comics. He was delightfully twisted! One comic stuck with me to this day, it was 2 humans in a cage in some far off world, with 2 worm creatures going by the exhibit. One worm is saying to the other, "They are strange creatures, you cut one in half and they just die".

Dale said...

Aren't you glad she doesn't greet you like other wives but with wicked cool gifts?!

Dena said...

I do not want to hear anything about library staff pulling the good stuff before I see it, oh no!!

Other than that, my congrats and a hearty "Happy Anniversary!" to you two punk bitches. It was great to share last night with you and feel the years temporarily melt away, yar. Looking forward to seeing you again soon, this time with offspring in tow.

Erik Donald France said...

Femlins are definitely more fun than gynoids. Nothing like the real thing ;-> Distaff diplomacy.

Anonymous said...

Now those bring back memories.

justacoolcat said...

Awesome. I actually had both of these when I was younger, like 16ish heh.

Anonymous said...

It's no wonder you've been married 23 years.

Cormac Brown said...

What happens to a Femlin if you feed them after midnight or pour water on them?

BTW, you're a lucky so-and-so, Bubs! Congrats on the 23!

Dr. Zaius said...

This one was pretty good:

"God's plan had a hopeful beginning,
But man spoiled his chances by sinning.
We trust that the story
Will end in God's glory,
But at present the other side's winning."

Ha! Makes me think of Gov. Sanford. :o)