Sunday Funnies – LOLs, October 30th, 2022

You knew there had to be one of those! (But I was befuddled looking for it at the wrong side.)

Y’know, I basically hate straight-out Ewwwws. But the way this one exploits the dispensing shape, you just gotta laugh.

A new take on the Law of Identity?

Thanks to Rob for this Tom Falco.

Is it a CIDU for any readers? We’re figuring no, everybody knows the sandwich franchise.


  1. More than just the dispensing shape, it also exploits the poop emoji.

    If you don’t know what that is, you probably never read social media.

  2. Mark H says More than just the dispensing shape, it also exploits the poop emoji.

    Thanks, I guess it needed to be said directly. But that’s what I was trying to say indirectly, as “the way this one exploits the dispensing shape”. Here “the dispensing shape” is the soft-serve swirl of a chocolate ice cream cone; but “the way this one exploits” the shape was meant to convey its resemblance to the emoji you mention.

  3. Yes, everybody recognizes Subway sandwich shops, and mostly recognize “Eat Fresh” as a motto of theirs.

  4. Scathophagidae – they bring a lot to the table. Yellow accent stripes would be cool, regular little scat cats out for a treat.

  5. The ‘Reply All’ made me think of ‘Cold Showers’, the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend homage to ‘Ya Got Trouble’:

  6. Now that was a rambling non-rhyming musical.

    In my younger days, my friends and I used to joke about the phrase: “Exactly like that, but different.” The Reply All panel seems to echo that fun self-contradictory statement.

  7. The “In The Bleachers” comic reminds me of an old “Babylon 5” episode where Londo Malari was playing poker and extended one of his tentacles to steal cards from the other side of the table.

  8. When my youngest sister worked for a publishing company and I was at Megacorp, I used to say that her email address was exactly like mine, except completely different. That’s because it was the form of:

    Now neither of us works at our old companies, and the family prefers texting to email, although I don’t.

  9. Subway’s “Eat Fresh” slogan may be well-known in North America, but I’ve never seen it over here. The first thing that comic made me think of was the opening scene in “MiB II”, in which “Jeff” devours most of an NYC subway train.

    P.S. Those flies should get Sir Patrick Stewart to do their advertisements. After “The Emoji Movie”, it’s clear he’ll do anything (if the price is right).

  10. Brian in STL says I used to say that her email address was exactly like mine, except completely different. That’s because it was the form of:

    To quibble about the “completely different” side of that, it looks like the two addresses would have at least “dot com” in commmon; and perhaps also lastname.

  11. Wouldn’t “completely different” also mean no letters in common? Or, for that matter, using Cyrillac or some other alphabet? (Yeah, so such an address wouldn’t work — but if Brian’s address did work, a ‘completely different’ one by definition would be expected not to do so.)

    This all reminds me of the idea that, since there is (generally) a ‘best possible spelling’ (e.g. the correct one) for any given word, must there not by extension be a ‘worst possible spelling’ for it as well? (One might argue the worst possible spelling for ‘no’ is ‘yes’ for instance — at least in some situations.)

  12. @Shrug, I was going to dismiss much of what you wrote as quibbling — but then realized you are right on most points. A good/flexible matching engine (for pre-search organized storage, or for quick auto-suggest, etc) has to use a difference metric to score the incoming samples it is storing against the target. And while zero would mean identical strings, you could allow unbounded high metrics for very bad matches. But in practice you cannot computationally deal with unbounded big numbers, so you would just draw a line at some MAX and use that as the value whenever a difference calculation reaches that point. So in practice there would not be a unique “worst possible spelling”.

  13. I was going to mention the points of exaggeration and point out that for the most part I meant the usual variable components. And yes, .com could be .org or some other TLD.

  14. Who was it who said only a very unimaginative writer can think of only one spelling for a word?

  15. @ Shrug – “…worst possible spelling…

    In “Blackadder’s Christmas Carol“, he congratulates Baldrick for managing to spell “Christmas” without getting any of the letters right at all. This seems nearly impossible, but a scribbled annotation in the credits reveal the alleged spelling to have been (“Merry” and/or “Messy”) “Kweznuz”.

  16. But I’m pretty sure it was Mark Twain who said, “Every time you are tempted to use the word ‘very’ in a sentence, put in ‘damn’ instead. Your editor will take it out, and the sentence will be perfect.”

  17. “The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that you can never know if they are genuine.” –Abraham Lincoln

  18. Now if I can just track down the first person who said “Well, if [x] didn’t say it, he should have said it.”

  19. @Mitch4. Order for dung flies is Diptera. (Scathphagidae is Family). The cones must be vanilla dip cones (white interior), hence the phrase: “dipped in sh*t”. Dairy Queen passed on the slogan, but it would have made a good 2022 emoji logo.

  20. I like that the favorite experimenters’ fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, could be literally calque-translated as “garbage-loving black-bellied” bugs.

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