In honor of iGirl, here’s another installment of our weekly endeavor to make you laugh, have fun and in all cases waste time.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I pretty much only read the cartoons in the New Yorker. The stories are good but soooo long and who has time? Sometimes, I don’t even have enough time to read the cartoons!
An easy way to get my New Yorker cartoon fix is to tune in to its Cartoon Channel online (free registration required). You pick the topic (animals, law, medical, business, etc..) and in a small window, a new cartoon refreshes every 30 seconds. I called this post ‘A laugh a minute’ because I’d say that only about half the cartoons are outright funny.
A tip from my mother-in-law who loves the funny pages: For those who want to waste more time, check out the animated New Yorker cartoons. These are short 15-second animations of existing New Yorker cartoons, including the memorable ‘Tastes like Chicken’ with diners staring at legless frog rolling out of the restaurant in a wheelchair. A sign in the background says “Try our frogs’ legs.” RingTales, which offers the animated cartoons, recently launched the same service for Dilbert.