I'd like a very dry Martini...

Drawing by Henry Martin © 1977 The New Yorker Magazine, Inc. All rights reserved

"I'd like a very dry Martini straight up, and bring a little something of yourself to it, Louie," pen and ink drawing, 1977. The humor of this cartoon is found mostly in the use of the popular phrase, "and bring a little something of yourself to it". The task to which is applied, makes it impossible. The drawing sets the scene with a pompous character, imposing his stuffiness on an underling.