Sunday Funnies – LOLs, November 22nd, 2020

“This explains a lot” says Stan:


From Andréa:

But he still gets a lot of “Oh yeah? What did it use to be?”.


“To Serve Man”.
(Color version posted by Andréa in comments to Oh Deer Me thread!)


School for gifted neonates!


Never runs out.


A LOL-Eww from Bob Ball.


“Who will you be wearing to the awards?”


This is what the caption field within an Image Block looks like, for the curious.

2 and done, Monday afternoon bonus

The “1 and done” panel comic is not quite new to CIDU, but pretty rare. Here are two of their entries from a recent week. In the first one you can sort of make out the text in the manuscript, and it incorporates the important discovery that this draft was done in (Modern or Early-Modern) English! And on the meta plane, to boot, the caption launches with the same opening words.

This one is also a LOL, but something of a CIDU into the bargain.  We get the idea of a joke, the mismatch between the grandiosity of the way he expresses it and the mundanity of the task. BUT why does he look like Moses? Is he delusional? Does he just like to dress up? Or maybe this is Moses, thrown into modern life?

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, November 15th, 2020

So it’s a Ha*Ha more than a LOL?

You can count on Horace for a technicality!

So wrong!

There are lots of comics about pandemic accommodations and inconveniences, some quite good and some not so much. This one struck our funny bone as charming and gentle. (Despite the swordplay!)

Good turnaround joke contributed by Anon.

Wait, are they confederates? Or is the pin guy just horning in?

Reconstituted turtles??

Never-ending job

The job of drawing Sisyphus-related cartoons, and keeping track of them, never seems to approach an end, as noted by Arvy, who contributed these first three.

The collaboration of cartoon artist Harry Bliss with comedian Steve Martin has now resulted in a book. For those who haven’t used up their NYT views, here is a review of the book: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/11/books/steve-martin-harry-bliss-wealth-of-pigeons.html

Steve Martin wanted to make cartoons, but he can only draw stick figures. He teamed up with the illustrator Harry Bliss, and the result is their new book, “A Wealth of Pigeons.”

New York Times 2020-11-11

Sometime-NewYorker cartoonist Jason Adam Katzenstein can’t seem to let go of the Sisyphus theme! The “work at home” one also qualifies for our “pandemic-related” tag.

In addition to those from Arvy, here’s a long one from Existential Comics.

And another one: https://www.existentialcomics.com/comic/110

At the Gallery

Tomversation sent in by Ollie. As a CIDU? Didn’t say! Is the joke like those set at modern art galleries, where a frame surrounds a stain on the wall, here turned into a window mistaken for an art object? Or is it just a fond reminder that one can tire of any quality of indoor view and welcome a glance out a window?

Next mystery: Is it meant to be somewhat realistic? So these would be a collection of posters on paper, mounted on somebody’s wall? No? An actual touring exhibition of masterpieces unlikely to be loaned out and then exhibited together? Nah.

Does it remind you of one of those paintings that show other paintings, maybe in a gallery setting? Like this one by Samuel F. B. Morse:

And now, for something not quite completely different! Still in the realm of fine arts and popular suspicion, this OY from Cornered, sent by Olivier.

Wrong Hands can be cynical without being mean:

Oh, how those New Yorkers love themselves some art:

And The Far Side on “The Art of Conversation”. Sorry, just a link, not a copy.

https://www.thefarside.com/2020/10/30/2

And just be hush-hush about this, okay? —

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, November 8th, 2020

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Both from Andréa.

A Halloween left-behind LOL.

If only!

In case you didn’t know, the “Nick and Zuzu” comic panels run as accompaniment to an advice column by Carolyn Hax. Sometimes they really depend on the writing and are totally CIDU without it. Other times, the comic is quite independent of the column which sparked it; and that is the case here. And the cartoons appear elsewhere, where the column is not available or even mentioned, such as GoComics.

But in case you are interested:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/advice/carolyn-hax-how-to-tell-dad-that-you-want-to-dispense-with-the-unpleasantries/2020/11/05/f85f3d90-1578-11eb-bc10-40b25382f1be_story.html

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, November 1st, 2020

Okay, a LOL but a sad-LOL.

I generally grudge-read PBF, along with a couple other hyper-cynical comics.  But this one struck me as funny and appealing. 

 And really nice is the collection of rock stuff in the middle panel.  That’s a Yellow Submarine picture on the wall, the album on the bed with the yellow smear is probably the banana-cover Velvet Underground first album, the open mouth next to it seems Rolling Stones related.  And is the blimp picture a reference to Led Zeppelin?  

Hah! Gotcha, Mothra! From Andréa. (Who suggests there is word play going on between ‘Mothra’ and treating it as a ‘moth’. But isn’t that just what the name is about?)

Absurdism, put in its place.

Contributed by Andréa, who says “Particularly funny for me, as mysteries are my favorite genre.”