Searching for a slim book of odd Iowa humor from the 80s
May 22, 2014 9:20 PM Subscribe
Back in the early or mid-eighties, my grandparents had a book of offbeat Iowan humor. I'd love to find that book again.
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Here's what I remember: It was a small-press book, 9-1/2" by 12" or thereabouts, and pretty slim. Much of the humor involved black and white photos, and was definitely focused on Iowa. The humor was a lot younger and hipper than what my grandparents were into (they preferred Lawrence Welk and the Saturday Evening Post.)
Two jokes I remember:
-The dorms at Iowa State were built to look like suitcases
to symbolize the brain drain.
-The signs that everyone assumed to mean 'deer crossing' were actually put up by the DNR to remind everyone to watch out for deer with backwards antlers
, since they're pretty rare.
There was also something about six-on-six high-school girls' basketball
, but I don't remember the joke.