If you saw this cartoon in the New Yorker tomorrow, you'd say, Damn, that's a good timely 'toon ( Sometimes it's hard to be humble )
or maybe it would come close to a gossamer. I asked 10 people on the streets of New York the other day and asked them what a gossamer was . . . . ALL 10 got the answer wrong: 4 did not know, 1 thought it had something to do with a goose, 1 said it was a convention of 4 or less geese,
1 thought I meant "Goosemer" . . I said no, and I didn't want to go any further on that one . .
1 said it was a word used by people trying to explain that something was supposed, or expected to funny and went on to blather and explain the thing that even though it was not funny, in a way, it was commenting on something that could in a way be interesting and maybe humorous in one way or another . . ( This guy came close, if you can understand what he meant )
Since The New Yorker comes out with anthologies of cartoons like New Yorker Baseball cartoons and one on Lawyers and one on Teachers, etc. I'd like to see one called
" THE NEW YORKER COLLECTION OF THE BEST GOSSAMER CARTOONS OF ALL TIME " Available from SHYMON & SOOSTER , BURNS & NOODLE or AMAZON WOMEN BOOKS . ( Because of a recent ACLU lawsuit, soon to be AMAZON WOMEN AND MEN BOOKS ).