“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”
Did that help boost your amused system?
Thanks to Andréa, who lives in the sub-tropics.
A trio of eye-doctor gags from Andréa:
Contribution from Stan
Is it too soon or too late for one more Santa LOL?
Bllss (and Martin) on their own and on GoComics
Bliss in the New Yorker:
We *did* crack a smile, even if not literally LOL. But no doubt this must be “a LOL comic” by virtue of subject matter!
It seems to be aiming for “What has this modern world come to?” but in execution just seems kind of sweet.
See Wayno’s blog for notes on how these two versions came to be.
(Making this a post rather than adding a comment to Random Comments thread only because that provides access to the Image-Compare gizmo.)
In this age of “Use your inside voice” it’s good to know where the range of voice options reaches.
A bit of a LOL-Eww:
When we first saw this, it was in the black-and-white version sent in the Bliss daily email, and our first thought was to look forward to the color version and see how the notorious Twitter “bluecheck” verified-user symbol would be rendered. Not blue, in the event.
And a bit of LOL-Cynical:
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: the Hax column which had this as its illustration was at this link, which has a paywall but should allow some free visits.
Contributed by Andréa:
As with the first literary school of fish, there is no mystery about the point or the kind of joke, but we can exercise our memory and sense of Arizona’s 11th largest city by trying to pinpoint the writer in each case and the reason for the icon.
“Can’t remember if we used this or got sidetracked back then” Dept. Contributed by Olivier: