So They Tell Me - 1919
So They Tell Me – 1919

So They Tell Me, circa 1919, skewers the top headlines of its day, the World War I era.

Crude animation attempts to punctuate the sardonic and off-color humor supplied by political raconteur Warren W. Brown.

Though the jokes are somewhat arcane by today’s standards, the tone tries to balance between being bombastic and nativist.

Targets include labor activist Eugene Debs, Prohibition, the League of Nations, the Wobblies, Russian & German instability, the Bolsheviks, fat women in bathing suits, and burnt Christmas pudding.

The Daily Show it is not, but it may be an interesting snapshot of the political currents in US during the beginning of the 20th century.