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And Speaking of Cartoons, a Voice From the Past

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…my past, that is: I’m not sure how I missed this, but recently for the Voice, the veteran (by which I don’t mean old, just savvy) arts and sports writer Brian Parks compiled a humor batting-average chart for the “fall season” of New Yorker cartooning and ranked them by “humor success percentage,” which soars as high as .556. I’d like to know more about his criteria; Brian, give us some insight into your rankings! Brian is not only a friend from that long-ago millennium of which I so rarely speak, but the author of two of the funniest plays known to modern American drama, Vomit & Roses and Wolverine Dream, known in tandem as Americana Absurdum. So the guy knows funny when he sees it, but my question is, where did he see it?

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