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"Cartoons Are Like Fruit Flies": Bob Mankoff Interviewed in Psychology Today

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Matthew Hutson interviews the cartoon editor about why he left experimental psychology, the effect of morbid stimuli on the funny bone (I know “funny bone” is a big ol’ cliché, but suddenly it seems so silly and hilarious to me; have I been exposed to any death imagery lately, or just the usual apocalyptic reverie?), and why he came back to experimental psychology, but with jokes instead of pigeons.


That’s funny. I have fruit flies and new yorker cartoons in my kitchen. Pesky.

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