This Instagram Follow Is Full Of New Yorker-Style Cartoons, But For Millennials

As a kid, I used to take my dad’s issues of The New Yorker off our coffee table and try to read them. After all, the covers were always gripping and I could see, from afar, that there were cartoons in between the columns. What I found was that, like the columns, even the cartoons were over my head. And frankly, a lot of them still are. As a naive child, you’re just not cultured or refined enough to realize what the jokes actually mean, and it’s the same reason I thought Frasier Crane was British until I was, like, 23.

These days, Frasier to me is like Friends is to every girl who likes Netflix, wine, and pizza. But I regret to inform you that cartoons in The New Yorker still fall flat with me more often than not. Luckily, there’s an Instagram feed that mimics these cartoons and makes them more relevant for millennial pieces of shit like us.

It’s called Brooklyn Cartoons, and it’s my new favorite Instagram follow.

this dude's snap story must be out of control (collaboration with @overheardla)

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what's worse: releasing pumpkin spice before labor day? or selling christmas stuff before halloween? 🎃☕️💁🏻

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heading to the ATM rn

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made the mistake of wearing back to back outfits once and lost a ton of followers ☹️

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don't forget to support your friendly local national chain grocer with what's left of your hard-earned after-tax dollars!

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It’s easy to laugh at these people because, well, most of us are these people.

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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