Bitter is the best flavor

I’m tired of being rejected. Instead, I will now take up a life of carping at the more successful – people who have actually made it into the New Yorker’s cartoonist club. Here’s an original:

Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 1.11.15 PM“The defribrillator is not for pressing panini.”

But once again, I prefer my own:

Screen Shot 2013-11-11 at 1.11.15 PM“You do realize, Mr. Johnson, that after the operation, those carbs will go straight to your thighs.”


  1. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    Pedant-props to Paul for proper panino/panini pluralization.

  2. Angelico Nguyen, Esq., OP says

    If you think ‘bitter’ is the best flavor, why don’t you like beer?

    And by ‘best’, do you mean that no other flavor is as good as bitterness? Not even umami?

  3. Jonathan Potter says

    A John Updike character once mused that there should be cunt flavored ice cream. (File under: preserving our NC-17 rating.)

    • Matthew Lickona says

      See, I thought the notion of a post-op transsexual discovering feminine body issues was very New Yorker, and I thought the phrasing was just oblique enough. But I see now that the post Tina Brown NY’er demands a little more…vividness.

  4. Jonathan Potter says

    Carping is a subspecies of existentialism.

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