B.A.: “Three for Bill not to understand”

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“Just kidding. What I did see here was three acceptable jokes (what the cat said, what the @#$% Squirrel said, and the sign) competing for the punchline. And sort of messing things up. That’s my opinion, anyway. ”

Bill: 1) Andréa also submitted this as an LOL (for the name on the sign)
2) I can’t believe this was the first “Schrödinger’s Cat” comic since the Comicalypse
3) Personal note to Andréa: All responses I send to either of the e-mail addresses you sent me are bouncing back.

15 Comments

  1. The squirrel often offers his own, separate joke, so there’s nothing new in that.

    As for the “Schrodinger’s Funeral Home” sign, it seems to be just a throw-away gag. It couldn’t support a comic on its own, so the artist decided to use it here. Maybe someone didn’t like the artist’s original name of “9 Lives Funeral Parlor,” and the artist shot back, “Well, can you come up with anything better?” The rest is history.

  2. IMO Schrodingers Cat and cats have 9 lives aspect of the joke are in direct opposition to each other. In the 9 lives you know the cat is dead *before* you put him in the box. In the schrodenginger cat you won’t have to pay for more funerals because after the first time you put him in the box you will never know if he’s alive are dead.

  3. J-L, “Schrödinger’s Funeral Home” might not support a comic on its own (though God knows we’ve seen comics “supported” by less), but it could have been the start of something. Maybe the sign plus a quip.

  4. This is unusually funny for Reality Check. Whamond has used up a good three months worth of his usual allotment of humor here.

    @J-L: The squirrel often offers up his own separate joke, but it’s a rarity for said joke to actually be funny.

  5. That dead cat looks awfully flat — is he Flat Stanley’s cat? Clearly a missed opportunity to throw in yet a few more gags…

  6. ” In the schrodenginger cat you won’t have to pay for more funerals because after the first time you put him in the box you will never know if he’s alive are dead.”

    The point of the Schrodinger’s Cat experiment is that the cat is both alive AND dead until the box is opened.

    Therefore, if Schrodinger has nine cats, and conducts his experiment on all 9 of them, and none of the boxes are opened, Schrodinger has nine dead cats (and nine live ones).

    Therefore, if Schrodinger conducts his experiment on one cat, with nine lives, and the box is never opened, the cat has every quantum level of lives remaining, from 0 to 9.

    Now, if you’re in a forest, and there are no people in the forest, and a tree falls…

  7. I don’t think the flat cat in the box is Howard. Maroon Cat is arranging the funeral, shopping for a nice box. The floor sample has a cardboard cat to show how it will look.

  8. “The point of the Schrodinger’s Cat experiment is that the cat is both alive AND dead until the box is opened.”

    That was my point!

    1) Once you put the cat in the box you’ll never open it again. So you don’t need a second funeral and 2) Who the hell puts a *live* cat in a coffin??? If you put a dead in a coffin there’s no issue. And if you put a live cat … well you don’t care if he dies and lives forever. You ain’t opening the box either way.

  9. “2) Who the hell puts a *live* cat in a coffin?”

    I recently watched a program on the Science channel that was about early space program experimentation on animals. Not a lot of cats (for some reason) but they sure put a lot of monkeys in sealed boxes.

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