marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

Are We There Yet?

Are We There Yet?: A Frank and Ernest History of the World by Bob Thaves

Frank and Ernest has always hopped all over space and time, and occupations and even species, in search of the punch line (usually the pun).  This collects a bunch in what we must call chronological sequence.

It opens with a cloud having an angel and God on it -- and the angel declaring, "Without form and void!  How Zen!"  And forges onward, unevenly through history.  Pythagoras tells told that everyone will laugh at him if he calls it a hypotenuse.  Indians praise the menu at the first Thanksgiving, except for one who grumbles that when Columbus came, he brought a pizza.  And many more.  All the way to the robots reading Darwin and calling it the wackiest R&D they ever heard of.
Tags: fiction reviews: comic strips, fiction reviews: humor

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