Thursday, April 10, 2014

America's Trashiest Humor

Way back in 1970 the brand-new Environmental Protection Agency put out a collection of cartoons about pollution called America The Beautiful: The Nation's Trashiest Humor.  The whole book is available at their website, although it is a bit slow to get through.  (Skip the even numbered pages, which just list the author.)

One of the interesting things about it, is the way some attitudes and vocabulary have changed over the last forty years.  I am not used to hearing the term "ground pollution," for example.  Take a look at the funnies your parents or grandparents were reading...

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