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Thursday, January 19, 2006



Admit it, you've always wanted to see William Powell and Myrna Loy from The Thin Man getting it on. You've wondered about the oral prowess of baseball great Lou Gehrig (before his fatal disease, of course). You've long wondered what Betty Boop would look like with her flapper outfits off, and you've stayed up late fantasizing about the amarous activites of the Fuller Brush Man. So have we all.

Thankfully, for a few decades in the middle 20th century, a number of anonymous, enterprising, and supremely unskilled artists put their questionable talents toward just those fantasies. They created a series of short, illegal, and very underground cartoons known as Tijuana Bibles.

Simon & Schuster, usually a reputable firm, released an entire book of these pornographic funny pages back in 1997. It's still worth checking out. After all, where else are you going to be able to catch Dagwood and Blondie in flagrante delicto on one page while finding Popeye, Wimpy, and Olive Oyle exploring the mysteries of the menage a trois on another? Not in your Sunday papers, that's for sure!

Buy it here.


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