"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.
***WARNING NAKED CARTOON LADIES BELOW***