June 11, 2020 by CIDU Bill Puzzle Image CIDU Bill Bickel, comic strips, comics, humor, Leigh Rubin, Rubes 9 Comments Related
This is more of a sight-gag than an actual joke — it connects the anxiousness of having one piece missing from a jigsaw puzzle with the anxiousness of waiting for the last leaf to fall from a tree.
This isn’t so much “ha-ha” funny, but more “interesting connection” funny.
So jigsaw puzzles grow on trees?
Cartoonist heard of monkey puzzle trees and decided to pun on a shortened version, “puzzle tree”. Which, I guess, makes that hairless ape the monkey.
It’s a surreal play on Newton’s apple?
Doesn’t make any sense and isn’t funny but at least it’s original and clever.
That looks more like a play mat than a jigsaw puzzle. I mean, there’s no assembled image.
A metaphor for life?
Synchronicity . . .
He is waiting for the last piece of the puzzle to fall into place.
Waiting for the last piece of the puzzle to fall into place