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Times-Square Samurai: or The Improbable Japanese Occupation of New York

Humor


by
Robert B. Johnson and Billie Niles Chadbourne

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 90 pages

File size: 11.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


Twenty years of story-telling have passed since American troops first “occupied” themselves in Japan?years of storing up, savoring, and enlarging on those zany GI escapades that are responsible for prolonging many a coffee break and extending many a “just for a quickie” bar stop. Today, little reality remains in the stories even for the chest thumping vet, let alone his breathless listeners.

But here’s where Bob Johnson and Bill Chadbourne?vets themselves?put a little perspective back into those occupation memories with this rib-tickling cartoon account of what actually happened . . . with a major switch. The shoe, or in this case the geta, is on the other foot and it is New York that is imaginatively occupied by the Japanese.

This turn-about is sure to give the GI a look at himself that he has never seen before. It will also introduce his heretofore unwary listeners to the real occupation story, the one responsible for adding a new, rolicking chapter to American humor.

Twenty years of story-telling have passed since American troops first “occupied” themselves in Japan?years of storing up, savoring, and enlarging on those zany GI escapades that are responsible for prolonging many a coffee break and extending many a “just for a quickie” bar stop. Today, little reality remains in the stories even for the chest thumping vet, let alone his breathless listeners.

But here’s where Bob Johnson and Bill Chadbourne?vets themselves?put a… (more)

Twenty years of story-telling have passed since American troops first “occupied” themselves in Japan?years of storing up, savoring, and enlarging on those zany GI escapades that are responsible for prolonging many a coffee break and extending many a “just for a quickie” bar stop. Today, little reality remains in the stories even for the chest thumping vet, let alone his breathless listeners.

But here’s where Bob Johnson and Bill Chadbourne?vets themselves?put a little perspective back into those occupation memories with this rib-tickling cartoon account of what actually happened . . . with a major switch. The shoe, or in this case the geta, is on the other foot and it is New York that is imaginatively occupied by the Japanese.

This turn-about is sure to give the GI a look at himself that he has never seen before. It will also introduce his heretofore unwary listeners to the real occupation story, the one responsible for adding a new, rolicking chapter to American humor.

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