Sunday Funnies – LOLs, September 11, 2022

Chemgal sends in this reminder that there might be a few syndromes not in DSM-5.

Thanks to John Reubens, who says “Thought this was clever. Made me LOL. 1880s version of unfriending? 🙂 “

Ran into this Liz Climo on Facebook; it doesn’t seem to be on GoComics, nor on her own site.

This is the funniest comic I’ve ever seen that seems reminiscent of the quadratic formula, although it doesn’t get the coefficients and exponents quite right.


  1. In college, we gradually became aware that alcohol is not a solution (for all problems). However, the prevailing opinion held that no alcohol was also not a solution.

  2. Minor complaint: the real “Black Bart” was an interesting gentleman outlaw and was not killed by a lawman (he was captured, served a prison sentence, and dropped out of sight afterwards), so the Tom Falco cartoon sort of irks me; I wish he’d picked another name for his dead villain.

  3. @shrug – Perhaps Black Bart was killed by the sheriff years later long after he dropped out of sight. Or perhaps this is a fake Black Bart in the cartoon because it’s a made-up cartoon. SMH.

  4. It’s not relevant to the Falco comic, but “Black Bart” was an earlier title for the Mel Brooks movie that was eventually released as “Blazing Saddles”, and was re-used as the title of a pilot for a TV sequel series that was not picked up by the networks. (The town’s sheriff was named “Bart” in both.)

  5. I’m pretty sure Kilby is correct in that the Loose Parts is referring to the Pythagorean theorem. It gave me a chuckle.

    I know we’re not supposed to criticize but Reply All rarely does anything for me. In this one, is she talking to someone on the phone? Are her hands so incredibly small that she can get all fingers inside the handle? Artwork aside, I fail to see the humor in this strip.

  6. At first I thought it was like the old Far Side comic (see below) where all the wolves show up disguised as sheep. I actually misremembered that, as I thought there was one real sheep in the flock, wide-eyed.

    Upon reflection, with them all standing around and one holding a cup, I think it’s a costume party and they all picked the same.

  7. Returning the favor, I have to agree with Mark M about “Reply All”. It tends toward “slice of life” scenes (often with a dash of psychoanalysis thrown in), but rarely provides much more than a (strained) smile, and the intentionally “primitive” artwork just doesn’t make it any better. I’m sure there are people out there who like it, but that doesn’t mean that everyone has to agree with them.

  8. Thanks for tracking it down, Kilby. “Pete is right about the Super Fun Pak “castaway” strip, but that was over two years ago (posted by Bill), and it wasn’t that easy to find.

    … And looking at that Sunday Funnies collection, apparently I was the reader who submitted the SFPC “meta” strip that time! But the current posting here is based on GoComics or “Ruben Bolling” reposting it there!

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