Sent by Boise Ed as “Just flat-out funny, to me at least.” He also shares some info about the strip: “Andy Marlette is an editorial cartoonist in Florida who just started Shrimp and Grits this past Memorial Day. His uncle Doug was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist and also wrote the Kudzu comic strip.”
LOL and only slightly Eww!
And what th’ heck, let’s indulge with another Liz Climo using the same idea of two species treating something according to their differing natural perspectives:
A LOL-Eww from Bob Ball, who adds: “At least she’s fully clothed in the comic.”
Yeah, I’ve run into that doctor!
Another take on gummy worms — these birds seem to want them.
P.S. I keep wanting to write “gummi worms”, and being puzzled these cartoons haven’t been spelling it that way. Is it like a brand name, or unusable for some other reason?
I like that the cat present to the dog works on two levels. I assumed the punch line was going to be that the gift was a dead animal… in which case the appropriate response is to bury it. But as dogs bury gifts no matter what they are he would have buried it anyway. So it all works out. Everyone is happy.
I imagine more people just assume it is “gummy worms”. Gummy seems a perfectly natural adjective to me and although its not a noun (A gummy worm is not made of gummy), the noun Gummi seems like it ought to be a brand name and clearly these candies are not brand name. It turns out I’m wrong and Gummi is a noun for the gummy material that makes these candies. But now I have an issue I always have with these made up words: Says who? Who declared “Gummi” was a legitimate word? Why do I have to use it and why can’t I make up my own words (by the way…. if you make a mean of pan seared strips of beef sauted with with sliced of peaches… The name of that meal is “Green Snow”…. That’s what I declared the meal was called when I cooked it when I was 14 so that is what it is called [and the cookbook I got it from called it “beef with peaches” which isn’t a name but a description so giving it a name was up for grabs and because I had a 14 year old woozian sense of humor I named it “Green Snow”])?
So yes, it’s Gummi, but I think the cartoonists just don’t know that. But now, that I do know that, I will continue to completely ignore it.
A gator ballerina reminds me that the joke of “Dance of the Hours” from “Fantasia” is that gators, ostriches, elephants and hippos are animals which have no business being up en pointe.
I know it’s changed in more years, but the classic version of Catwoman is that she’s a villain true? Why would Batman be taking her to the beach?
More recent years, that is
@woozy: Who declared “Gummi” was a legitimate word?
That would be the German language, where it’s the standard word for gum in the sense of a sticky substance such as gum arabic. Gummi bears were originally made by a German company, hence the name.
@Dan Drazen: neither do humans. Have you ever seen what it does to ballerinas feet?
I’m fine with the “gum–” but it’s the “–i” which I find arbitrary. It’d be like declaring “watteri” is any flavored slush to make frozen desserts (or more likely declaring “Sno” to be a legitimate english word for such). Although we have done that for the english word “creme” I suppose. I still maintain I don’t have to accept it.
“I know it’s changed in more years, but the classic version of Catwoman is that she’s a villain true? Why would Batman be taking her to the beach?”
After this “classic scene”
is a trip to the beach that surprising?
You know the Jell-O salad you make with green lime Jell-O and shredded carrots and shredded lettuce and maybe some other shredded things? A person I know told me it was always “Mouse Guts” in his family. So Mouse Guts it is to me now.
Why would Batman be taking her to the beach?
That’s in TV Tropes:
You know the Jell-O salad you make with green lime Jell-O and shredded carrots and shredded lettuce and maybe some other shredded things?
My sister worked for a church that compiled a cookbook that was first issued in 1957 (as was I) and apparently still prints. She gave me a copy. In the salad section, there were 17 recipes with gelatin, either plain or jello. Considering that the book is barely larger than a pamphlet, that’s a large percentage of recipes. There was only one salad that was like what we usually think of these days, with lettuce and raw vegetables, and that was a shrimp salad.
For recipes of this vintage, you’d expect lots of canned soup, which was true. What I didn’t expect was how many call for pimentos. And yes, several of those salads also had pimentos.
As cats love empty bags, I thought that’s where the joke was going. Turns out dogs just go for the bags, too.
Thanks for all the help with Gummi Bears (and the worms too)!
@Chak, I was going to reply that, while cats do love empty bags, the bags need to be bigger than this little gift bag. But then, I remembered pictures I’ve seen of cats squeezing themselves into boxes that seem impossibly tiny!
As with many cat things, Breaking Cat News has mentioned it:
Thanks, Brian in STL! I’m pleased to note that my comment and this BCN both had the verbatim phrase impossibly tiny.
If you want to see something funny, search for “lions in boxes.” Big cats love small boxes every bit as much as house cats do.
Re:Mitch4’s submission –
When I was little we lived in a 3 room apartment (once I was 4 they had me sleep on a cot in the living room instead of in my crib in the bedroom as my sister was on the way). If parents wanted to find out if I was really asleep they would say something along the lines of “Is she asleep? Good, we can have the ice cream now.” And I would be up and ready for ice cream.
As an adult I am not sure how my sister came to be with me sleeping in the same room as them. My poor dad had to climb into the crib and teach me how to climb out as I was afraid I would fall and get hurt if I climbed out.
There was some recent research about cats that like to sit in boxes, even if the box is just an optical illusion.
That’s another site where I find Reader View to be quite useful.