This one actually came from my Mom. Not the joke, not the idea for the joke, but what I call a “germ” for a joke. Some little thing that speaks to me as something that has potential to be made fun of.
For whatever reason, my mother is consistently concerned about my potassium levels. She used to get leg cramps and the doctors thought her potassium might be a little low, so she ate bananas. It did the trick, and now potassium is a bullet point in most conversations with my mom.
Anyway, after hearing “you know, bananas are great! They’re full of potassium!” yet again, this little cartoon popped into my head. And I have to say, even just drawing a banana made me feel a little better.
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About the Author: Mark Anderson’s cartoons appear in publications including The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. Anderson is the creator of the popular cartoon website, Andertoons.com, where he licenses his cartoons for presentations, newsletters and other projects. He blogs at Andertoons cartoon blog.