Sunday Funnies – LOLs, September 19th, 2021

Ah, so young to be falling into the essence of Meta!

Cul de Sac
Mannequin on the Moon

And thanks to Shamie F who sent it in and says: “I think it has something to do with a flying cup looking for a flying saucer. If that’s the whole point then OY!  I’m thinking I must be missing something though.” We think the default tag here would be LOL moreso than OY (a flying saucer is called that just because of resemblance to an ordinary saucer), but how does the gang weigh in on the “is that all there is?” factor?

Adult Children

Here’s one from BillR:


Very smart to use Peter’s name – the others are more easily identifiable.

But on the griping side of things, the wolf I think did not emerge a winner from any of their encounters. Maybe it depends on versions of the stories.

Thanks to Michelle for this LOL bit of pained irony:

Batch Rejections
And a LOL from Michelle:
In the Bleachers


  1. NYer – I think that’s all there is. I also think it’s quite funny. I LOLed.

    The teacher one – I nearly sent this in as a CIDU. Do teachers line kids up and give things out to them? Or is it just that teachers make kids line up to go into class, and that sort of thing? I think I’d have understood it more if she used to work at the DMV. Perhaps I’m overthinking it. That was my conclusion and why I didn’t send it in.

  2. Love the Cul de Sac one, I see it as Richard Thompson taking notes on his family for his incredible future career. Laughed at the Superman one and the “strike at the sign shop” one is clever. The rest – meh.

  3. Interesting, the tags (which we use mostly for identification, along with some commentary now and then) appear in alpha sorted order on the side – so do not really serve for identification when there’s any chance of mixup. So it was interesting to guess which one Stan was taking as a New Yorker item. Yes, a couple of them do have that look.

    But not so fast! The one with the flying teacup (and possibly with that NYer look) is from “Mannequin on the Moon”, a strip that has appeared here a few times and runs in GoComics if I remember correctly. The one with the urbanites strolling by an H&M (and even more with that NYer look) is from a strip called “Batch Rejection”, possibly making its first CIDU appearance. Come to think of it, the name suggests an artist finding an outlet for material that didn’t get accepted at certain, ahem, prestige outlets. Maybe somebody here knows.

    Maybe some times (like when there is a long list) we should perhaps put the identifications right there next to the drawings. In the absence of that, one odd trick (doesn’t that sound like clickbait?) would be to right-click and choose “Save image as” and maybe get a hint from the filename.

  4. Revision to my reasoning — Stan must mean the flying teacup one when he says NYer, as our blurb asks about the “is that all there is?” factor and Stan’s comment replies “I think that’s all there is”. I’m glad it amused! I like the way the guy is gesturing “They went that-a-way”.

  5. Stan, like me, being a New Yorker, feels that “that’s all there is” refers to H&M because they seem to be on every corner. So that’s all there is – H&M.

  6. Well, I figure he’s the Peter from “Peter and the Wolf”. Were it not for the name, I would be also thinking about “The boy who cried Wolf”.

    Here’s the Disney, with David Bowie narrating.

  7. Erm, yes sure. In fact I used to be an advocate for always having it if possible.

    But now I’m working out whether your reminder of it is meant to prompt us to include it more often (say as a way to identify comics sources for images), or to call my attention to someplace they are showing up and I was not noticing.

  8. I recall the sign painters on strike theme in a comic appearing in the ’80s or so. Couldn’t tell you whose it may have been.

  9. To be honest, I just assumed that the alien one and the H&M one were both New Yorker cartoons. Had I been more observant, I would have noticed the lack of italics in the first and odd placement of the caption in the second that are both uncharacteristic of NYer cartoons. Apologies. Still, the stark lines and light shading are typical of the NYer, so I will forgive myself for the error if no one else does.

    I was referring to the alien one in my first comment. I liked this a lot. I’m just imagining the interaction that came before the ‘Thanks!’

    “Hey buddy, have you seen a flying saucer around here?”

    The dispassionate pointing while he rakes up the leaves suggesting he has seen it, but isn’t really that concerned, made me smile.

  10. In the Disney animation that I linked, Peter has a distinctive cap, and Anderson gives his Peter a similar one. Even if that’s just “typical Russian boy’s cap” it seems to match them.

  11. While I have only seen H&Ms in suburban malls, I am guessing they are showing up in historic buildings which are selling their ground floor space as stores – or always had ground floor stores – and while most people would be annoyed at historic buildings being turned into H&M stores, she likes that for some reason – other than there being more of them because of same I can’t think why she would like them in historic buildings.

  12. … later (Tuesday) ….
    I wanted to try this out, and found where on the edit-post form page it goes, but it doesn’t show. 😦 Maybe I’m looking for the wrong thing — expecting them to show under mouse hover on my desktop browser view.

    An auto email “changes made to a published post” show all these with alt text, so the problem is not with getting the texts saved and matched properly:




  13. Oh golly, I was pasting the code with the idea of showing what it said, not realizing it would be interpreted/displayed!

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  15. Even with the cleaned-up versions, they each have cases against the wolf. He did destroy two pigs’ houses (not up to code, but still); he inflicted considerable distress on Red and her grandmother (along with breaking and entering); and he ate (or per Disney, attempted to eat) Peter’s friend Sonya the Duck. The trick is bringing these together in a class action. He did attempt to devour them all, although that would be more a straight criminal case. And unlike the Pigs, Red, and Granny, Pete was not innocently going about his business but actively searching for the wolf to do him harm.

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