Your Reader Postcards Host: Amalgamated Humor Mail Room Guy, Gordon "Gordy" Schwartz.

This picture was taken on Gordy's first day on the job in June, 1968. In the years since, his vim and vigor have been replaced by bitterness and bile.
Gordy was our Disgruntled Employee of the Month in May, 2000. Read his interview here.
To have him make fun of your postcard, send one to:

Reader Postcards
C/O Amalgamated Humor
P.O. Box 7033
Ann Arbor, MI 48107



Our first postcard hails from Brooklyn, New York (town motto: what're YOU lookin' at, jerk?). It depicts Kishke King (what looks like a deli) in 1953. At Kishke King, in case you can't read, a large hamburger was 13 cents, two large hamburgers were 25 cents, drinks were 5 cents (or 10 cents if you felt like splurging on the large), and a long stretch Frank took 14 bites to eat.

It looks like a great place, but how was anyone supposed to find it or know what they sold with so little advertising?

Also note: the Loyal Cap'n Wacky Reader who sent this postcard signs "name witheld due to rampant paranoia." Ah, New York. It's Friendlytown!