From “Shitty New Yorker Cartoon Captions“…
“An imbecile desperately tries to win the New Yorker Cartoon Caption Contest”– many more at “Shitty New Yorker Cartoon Captions.”
* Stephen Hawking
As we chortle, we might send scathingly funny birthday greetings to William Claude Dukenfield; he was born on this date in 1880. Better known by his stage name, W.C. Fields, he was first a successful vaudeville juggler, then a film and radio comedy star famous for his misanthropic wit. Instantly recognizable both visually (his face was one-of-a-kind) and audibly (his drawl and grandiloquent vocabulary were trademarks), he became everyone’s favorite scoundrel.
Check out a trio of his short films here; then the last feature film that he wrote and headlined, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break.”