Johnson Smith Catalog Item #11

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Do you know why jokes and pranks like these don't fly any more? Because nobody gives a damn about playing their proper role these days. I'm not even going to mention the old lady with impossible neck and sadistic habits. But just look at that hobo! His hat has the classic open-can-lid top. He's wearing a Victoria Cross medal, cravat and vest. Note how carefully he cradles his cane on his arm. Note how delicately he takes the fake biscuit, with pinky finger upraised. The magnificent scowl when he bites the rubber biscuit! You'd consider your twelve cents well spent!

Now imagine giving a "surprise biscuit" to the modern incoherent and sloppily dressed drug addict sitting on the sidewalk outside your local liquor store. He'd be too out-of-it to even register the prank. If he did, he'd just grunt and toss the surprise biscuit one side, frustrating your enjoyment of your purchase.

We live in a sad age of decline.

From the 1930s catalogue.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Oct 22, 2011
     Category: Bums, Hobos, Tramps, Beggars, Panhandlers and Other Streetpeople | Food | Johnson Smith Catalog | 1930s | Pranks

<singsong>Time for you pills, Paul.</singsong> 😊
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/22/11 at 01:31 PM
These are some Deep Thoughts upon a serious subject, Expat!
Posted by Paul on 10/22/11 at 01:33 PM
Remember the Blues Brothers? Ruuuber Biskit!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/22/11 at 10:00 PM
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