Pop: A man who thinks he can make it in par.
Johnny: What's an optimist, Pop?
This gag, Greek to the average reader, has a mystic meaning to the New Yorker staff which publishes it once a year. It is a memorial to a type of U.S. humor which The New Yorker helped to bury.
One cartoonist who helped slay the stereotyped two-line gag was a bald, weedy-looking New Jerseyite named George Price, who last month rounded out his tenth year as one of The New Yorker's most delirious funnymen.
Cartoonist Price's first big dent in U.S. humor was made with a New Yorker drawing...