November 18, 2018November 16, 2018 by CIDU Bill Sunday Funnies – LOL, November 18, 2018 LOL, Thanksgiving Andertoons, Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, Dave Coverly, Herman, humor, Jim Unger, Mark Anderson, New Yorker, Speed Bump 16 Comments Submitted by Andréa Related
Herman (I assume it’s Herman), was hilarious. I know so many people like this.
Sir Galahad, you are always seated there because the Big Round Table is punishment for those who have had to atone for breaking the vow of Chastity.
(He, he! Maybe he’ll believe it.)
Anderson’s xylophone sales graph is puzzling. Do we go by the length of the bars (so things have been getting worse), or by the Y-position of the data point (in which case the sales are improving)?
“If you didn’t want to be seated at the Kids’ Round Table, you shouldn’t have told us your name was Childe Roland. Now stop complaining or we’ll send you to a Time Out session in the Dark Tower.”
Mitch – the pitch it plays when he strikes it. Sales are at an all-time high.
KN: very good!
We seem to be seeing a lot of Anderson comics lately…
I noticed that, too, and wondered where they are found – New Yorker? Online? All of the above?
I sort of but don’t entirely get the xylophone and medusa ones.
The sales bars look like a xylophone but does that mean he’s going to actually play them with a mallet? Will he actually be able to? (Are they actually metal and not light projected on a screen? Or will comic surrealism take over?) Will playing the xylophone serve a purpose? Did he have to say “Now watch this”? Could he have just started playing?
And medusa. Do women tie their hair back specifically on weekends enough to actually make this a thing? Is it that common? Is it that recognizable?
“Sir Galahad, you are always seated there because the Big Round Table is punishment for those who have had to atone for breaking the vow of Chastity.”
Children have to atone for the sins of their parents? Well, that’s not that far-fetched.
“And medusa. Do women tie their hair back specifically on weekends enough to actually make this a thing? Is it that common? Is it that recognizable?”
It was to me, and I’ve not had long hair since 1972 or so.
What really makes the medusa one is the expressions on the faces of the snakes. I am familiar with the idea that the fastest way to keep long hair under control is to tie it back, even though everyone in my family has short hair.
Oh, I got it. I just thought it was interesting that this would be common enough phenomenon to be recognizable as such. No-one I currently know does this for the weekend.
Shouldn’t Xylophone Guy say “OK, listen to this”?
I have two sisters. One is 5 years younger than me, the other is 12 years younger than me. When the younger one was getting married, the middle sister had recently had a baby. My parents had the two families to their house for a dinner before the wedding. Robert and I ended up at the children’s table. Both of my younger sisters were seated at the adult table. I understand the bride to be (the youngest adult there). But, my sister, 5 years younger, was seated at the grownup table. So, apparently, one needs to have a child and be a parent to move up from the children’s table if you are not the guest of honor.
Medusa as a child . . .