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Darling, Darling

The caption to this one is:

Edwin (suddenly, after a long pause) “Darling!”
Angelina “Yes, Darling!?”
Edwin “Nothing, Darling. Only Darling, Darling!”
[Bilious Old Gentleman feels quite sick]

I have found the Punch cartoon archives! Naturally, I’m paddling around in the Victorian era, when the magazine was most influential.

It was founded in 1841 by a writer and a wood engraver, reached peak circulation in the 1940s, declined until its demise in 1992, revived in 1996 and died again in 2002.

I love a good editorial cartoon. We saw a program the other day about editorial cartoons that lamented that, with the decline of newspapers and magazines, there weren’t many any more.

Dude, what do you think memes are?


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: March 18, 2021, 9:19 pm

Bilious old gentleman, eh?

Now who does that remind me of…?

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: March 19, 2021, 12:14 am

My only “Darling” bit goes like this:

Oh Darling, please let’s not park here tonight.
Oh Darling, please let’s not park here.
Oh Darling, please let’s not park.
Oh Darling, please let’s not.
Oh Darling, please let’s.
Oh Darling, please.
Oh Darling, please.
Oh Darling.

It would make a great cartoon ‘strip’… but probably would get printed on page 3.

Comment from thefritz
Time: March 19, 2021, 6:29 pm

First time I saw these cartoons was after my grandparents had traveled to jolly ol’ England in the early 60’s and brought back several Punch magazines. Didn’t get the jokes then and I don’t get’em now…

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: March 19, 2021, 10:10 pm

Captain Darling?

Comment from April
Time: March 22, 2021, 1:22 pm

My old school, Gresham’s in Norfolk had a subscription plus huge leather bound volumes going back over one hundred years. I remember puzzling over many of the political cartoons….pre web dark ages

Comment from Anonymous
Time: April 26, 2021, 7:21 pm

@Some Vegetable
Did you sing this song at your school? —

Oh, Sir Jasper, do not touch me (X3)
As she lay between the sheets with nothing on at all.

Oh, Sir Jasper, do not touch… (X3)
As she lay …&c.

Oh, Sir Jasper, do not… (X3P)
As she lay …&c.

And so on, leaving off the last word each time.

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