Sunday Funnies – LOL, December 9, 2018

horse id

pop culture ken

rhymes apoc

speed bird andrea

Submitted by Andréa

strange blur (several)

Submitted by Everybody

22 Comments

  1. The 4 horsemen was a little confusing for me. Is there any clever significance to what they’re doing that I’ve missed? I mean, does it matter who’s selling apples and giving rides, either Death, Famine, War, or Conquest? Or is it just that two of them took some initiative and the other two didn’t, and I’m looking into this more intensely than I should?

    I suspect the latter, but if there’s more to the joke, I’d love to know what it is.

  2. P.S. @ WW – I assume that he is Barbie’s “Ken”, but I’m either too dense or too naive to figure out what he asked for from the Wizard.

  3. It probably doesn’t matter which Horseman is which, but I like to think the one selling apples is Famine. The fifth one, who left before the group made it big, of course, is a milkman.

    @Kilby: Bear in mind that Ken is not anatomically correct. It should be pretty obvious what he wants.

  4. “what he asked for from the Wizard.”

    Ken dolls are anatomically correct in the main, but something rather significant is missing. If I were in Ken’s shoes, I think I’d be making the same request.

  5. Thanks to DemetriosX & Stan for demonstrating that I was not “either…or…” but rather both “dense” and “naive”.

  6. Athens tourist site barber-shop quartet after a record-breaking night of singing: the four hoarse men of the Acropolis.

  7. I figured it was Famine who was selling the Apples to feed people but who’d be selling rides? Death? Because they *don’t* fall of the horse and die? Because a ride is a fun memory and being dead is to have no more experience? Can’t see anything warlike or pestilence about it. And why is he depicted as a horned beast? And the other as ghostface from Scream? And why are the other two financially secure and they are not.

    Yes I’m over thinking it, the the comic is clearly under thinking it.

  8. “Ken dolls are anatomically correct in the main, but something rather significant is missing. If I were in Ken’s shoes, I think I’d be making the same request.”

    Sure, Anybody would understand THAT request. But the Wizard is shocked, so obviously, Ken asked for real hair.

  9. ” I mean, does it matter who’s selling apples and giving rides, either Death, Famine, War, or Conquest?”

    I learned it as Death, War, Famine, and Pestilence, so it would be Pestilence selling apples, because an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

  10. The horses are White, Black, Red and “Pale”. So I would interpret those horses as red and pale given the four options. So the horse with the apples is War, and the one giving rides is Death.

  11. In the Speed Bump, does “show tunes” carry a subtext — maybe that the observing bird now considers that the dancing one is gay? Or is the joke more about what people, sorry, beings do when listening to headphones?

  12. Whenever I sing the Cowardly Lion’s song (which is not often) instead of “If I only had the noive” I sing “If I only had the balls.”

    Singing wistfully:
    Scarecrow: “A brain.”
    Tin Man: “A heart.”
    Lion: “The balls.”

  13. James Pollack – I have (or at least had, I forget if he is one of the “Barbies” who moved here to our house from my mom’s basement before it was hit by Superstorm Sandy) an original Ken. He did not have the plastic molded hair, he had fuzzy hair – remember hair for men/boys was much shorter then.

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