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Why Cartoons Rule In The World Of Humor

Mar 18, 2008
When it comes to humor, what rules? You might be surprised that more people view newspaper and Internet cartoons than all the funny movies, sitcoms, late night shows, and stand-up comedians put together.

In this "rat-race in which we live" which is referred to as planet earth, many simply do not have time to get their "humor fix" within a thirty minute or hour period. If you really think about it, even when listening to a joke, these days, in person, if it goes beyond half a minute, you are out in search of real humor, or at least not paying a lot of attention to someone who finds themselves funny, yet nobody else does.

A good single panel comic tells an entire story in a mere millisecond, and, it may take a few more seconds for the reader to "get it", based on their own "laughter quotient", but it can be quite satisfying, and does the trick. A good cartoon that a person enjoys, and modern science says it can increase one's happiness for as long as that image is still in the viewer's psyche. So funny cartoons make for good medicine.

I am not saying to quit viewing the greats such as Jay Leno, Jon Stewart, old sitcoms on Nickelodeon, or reruns of Frazier or Seinfeld. They are all very funny, to me, and many others, and I have to see a film in the genre of "Being There", "Analyze That" or even a Michael Myers delicacy every so often. But one must plan time for that. Not so with a good newspaper or Internet cartoon.

So we find ourselves living in a world with both joys and disappointments daily, it is nice, no pertinent to have a quick humor fix. No other venue can do that like a cartoon, specifically a single panel cartoon, which, if not wordy, satiates me in a way I love to have my funny-bone stroked.

I have compiled a list of some of my favorite single-panel cartoons in the order of which I think they satisfy and/or are the funniest. Of course all humor is subjective, so you may have another take on it. In any case, these are my top 6 choices. Londons Times Cartoons is one you might want to bookmark as there are over 8000 cartoons by Rick London and they are funny. Off TheMark by Mark Parisi also has a large inventory but not quite the size as Londons Times. Londons Times are 99% in color, which I also enjoy very much.

1. Londons Times Cartoons 2. Speed Bump 3. Rubes 4. Off The Mark 5. Dr. Fun 6. Strange Brew
About the Author
Alexa Ferotina is a website critic and is very fond of Internet cartoons, particularly off-the-wall cartoon Internet cartoons. Alexa Ferotina Rates Londons Times Cartoons By Rick London As Number One. Click Here To View
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