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Foolish Questions and Other Odd Observations

Rube Goldberg, Peter Maresca (Editor), Paul C. Tumey (Editor)


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Before his incredible inventions captivated the world, Rube Goldberg was one of the most popular comic strip artists in America.

Here is the full Sunday-page run of his first hit comic, Foolish Questions, as expanded and colorized for the pages of the Sunday Chicago Tribune, 1909-1910. This comic strip spawned several reprint books and inspired games, postcards, copycat comic strips, and got readers to start ridiculing the foolish questions in their own lives. Also included is a brain-scrambling assortment of the other panels from his daily comics series that originated the wise-cracking Foolish Questions classic. Most are printed for the first time in over 100 years.

Here's your chance to enjoy the wild, inventive, and politically incorrect humor of the inimitable Rube Goldberg.

Sunday Press, 9780983550440, 96pp.

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

About the Author

RUBE GOLDBERG (1883-1970) was a cartoonist, an inventor, and the only person ever to be listed in Merriam-Webster's Dictionary as an adjective. Of the nearly 50,000 cartoons he drew in his lifetime, Rube is best known for the zany contraptions of Professor Butts. These inventions, also known as Rube Goldberg Machines, solved a simple task in the most overcomplicated, inefficient, and hilarious way possible.