Saturday, November 7, 2009

Cartoons from Depression History

I was taken with the cartoon I had posted on Thursday about the Panic of 1837. Along this line I trolled the Internet for some Great Depression era cartoons and have put together a few interesting ones:

This one is actually from 1875, but a good one:

I found the following set at this site:

Caption Reads: Remember the days when you used to go thru my pockets?

Caption Reads: I got the damdest luck! I found a recipe for home brew and I aint got no home!

Caption Reads: Isnt the machine age marvelous honey? All papa does is talk into the Dictaphone and presto - a hundred men are laid off!

The next couple come from this site, and one is funny and one is so very sad:

Caption Reads: Just think Mike, if we was outside we'd probably be unemployed.


Caption Reads: Mama it's so nice to have Daddy home all the time now.
The mother looks especially sad.

The last 3 come from the site Bearish News:
Title: Recovery Package

Title: Billions of Deficit, Billions of Government Spending

No Title, but obviously looking to avoid a deflationary spiral:

Caption Reads: With this depression on, Maria, I s’pose we ought to go out tonight and consume something.

Very interesting. If you know where I can find some more, let me know.

I almost forgot the solutions to "Name that Film" from last night.
1) "1970 Pontiac Firebird. The car I've always wanted and now I have it. I rule!"
American Beauty (good catch Watchtower!)
2) "The wine has no taste. The food sickens you. There seems no reason for any of it, does there? But what if I could give it back to you? Pluck out the pain and give you another life?"
Interview with the Vampire
3) "A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."
4) Dialogue:
Person A: In my business you prepare for the unexpected.
Person B: And what business is that?
A: I help people with problems.
B: Problem solver.
A: More of a problem eliminator.
License to Kill
5) " dropped a hundred and fifty grand on a fuckin’ education you coulda' got for a dollar fifty in late charges at the Public Library."
Good Will Hunting
6) Dialogue:
Person A: You can break a man's skull. You can arrest him. You can throw him into a dungeon. But how do you fight an idea?
Person B: Sir, you ask how to fight an idea. Well, I'll tell you how... with another idea!

Have a good night.


Stagflationary Mark said...


"Billions of Deficit, Billions of Government Spending"

"Billions" once seemed like such a big number. Now we get to multiply by 1000. Sigh.

From October...

$1.4 Trillion Deficit Complicates Stimulus Plans

If a $1.4 trillion deficit complicates things, perhaps they should give NaN deficits a try.

"In computing, NaN, which stands for Not a Number..."

"In floating-point calculations, NaN is not the same as infinity..."

regularly scheduled programming said...

How about this one:

Person A: Sir, does your dog bite?

Person B: No, he doesn't.

Person A reaches toward dog, dog bites him.

Person A: Sir, you said your dog doesn't bite!

Person B: That is not my dog.

Pink Panther (I think)

getyourselfconnected said...

a billion here, a trillion there and pretty soon you are no longer talking about real money, its just too big.

That was a good one.

watchtower said...

Mark said:
"If a $1.4 trillion deficit complicates things, perhaps they should give NaN deficits a try."

Watchtower's music collection that rolls around in his head responds:

"...I feel numb
Too much is not enough
I feel numb..."

U2 - Numb

We are so screwed.

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