New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast designs her own take on the alphabet book from "alien abduction" to the end in What I Hate From A to Z (Bloomsbury USA, 2011).
sink holes are urban equivalent of quick sand
Quicksand: "Ramar of the Jungle." Anyone else old enough to remember that one?
This seemed incredibly inane and meaningless.
Who cares what this pompous person hates? What I hate are Roz Chast's pretentious "cartoons," which are about as funny as a dingy blank wall with a stain on it. Her frequently long-winded tiny-lettered sayings are not even worth the squinting and effort it takes to read them. A perfect example of the decline of the New Yorker cartoon under the current regime, although none of the other current cartoonists' efforts are as poor as hers.
Our generation is afraid of quicksand from the old Jungle Jim, Tarzan, and Shena of the Jungle shows. There was always a poor "native" that would get trapped in the quicksand as everyone watched in terror
I hate New Yorker ads. Have you seen this weeks? The models all look like creepy aliens, pages 2,5 & 7 in particular have REALLY disturbing looking people that make the average shop mannequin look natural. brrrrr. I love the guy with the beret though, but that's a given; who doesn't?
I've never understood the appeal of this woman's work...I feel like it's some sort of big inside joke that is neither funny nor clever. I also hate how her cartoons are often seen as some sort de facto authority on what it means to live in New York...I'd prefer to see some new voices in the magazine.
Anyone else unable to open those cardboard cylinders that hold cinnamon rolls or crescent rolls for fear of the POP?!
what a negative - and particularly funny - spin on these things. quick....someone create the "what I love" list.
read On Beyond Zebra by Dr. Suess. It's great!
quick sand: I watched this movie as a child where the character slowly drowned. I think there also was a scene in quick sand in Tarzan. ( the series)
I remember Lassie pulling someone out of the quicksand on so many Sunday evenings.
Quicksand: Tarzan and Jungle Jim movies starring Johhny Weismuller.
Yellow is supposed to make you feel aggressive.
My favorite med advertised on tv is the anti-depression med that has the possible side effect of causing one to want to commit suicide!!! Uh, isn't it supposed to take away depression and make one NOT want to commit suicide? Am I wrong? And they say marijuana is bad for you? Why, it makes one hungry and giddy? lol
Re Quicksand...it was a staple of patter on The Munsters....grandpa was often threatening to trap someone it in.
Ha. I fear Phobia taking over the US populace. "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Yes?
As far as the medical profession is concerned, Roz is right on.
thought I was the only one who even remembered/was terrified by Jello 123!Brilliant.
Balloons, Jello, Carnivals? Wow, this is riveting! What else, nails against a blackboard.
There's a reason why Ray Bradbury wrote all those disturbing books set in carnivals. And I get her point about balloons too. And Junket---ugh.
Carnivals ARE terrible--I guess you weren't at the Rhinebeck Fair over the summer!
And I can't stand Halloween.
Hiya, Roz!! I know one thing: birds won't be under "B!" :)
Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm
your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the
right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the
Comment Guidelines before
By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's
It's your neighborhood, your city, your country, your world, and now your website. Brian Lehrer delves into the issues and links them to real life.