Frequently Lay Lines does have a definite joke and a punch line, but not always. The times when it doesn’t are often when she’s in the throes of a long continuing story; but that doesn’t seem to be the case here. So: does anybody see a distinct joke – or are we just going to enjoy the account of Carol’s history with bats?
Gross, but what’s the joke? From DanV.
Can anyone explain what makes this so creepy?
(Yes, it’s a euphemism. Also a poker variant, the first we learned about with “community cards” before the behemoth of “Hold ‘Em” took over the world.)
If you want to pursue the “restroom signage” theory, here as a bonus comic is some evidence this artist likes to use those:
Thanks for the contribution, Targuman – who thinks the key may lie in the resemblance of subway tile and bathroom tile. Your faithful editors think there is an explanation a little too Ewww for it to have been intentional on the part of PC and Pixel.
Two CIDUs, or CIDU-Ewws, or meta-semi-CIDUs, from Loose Parts. Well, let’s not shave slivers off categories, just be Loose.
Contributed by Olivier
But can we substitute M&Ms?
Sent as CIDU by Olivier who, bless-his-heart, suggested that Americans would understand it right off.
And this is CIDU-Eww for the logic gap. (Not going to spell it out!)
Stan: “Wood you explain this, please. I get the idea, sort of, but when has this ever occurred? It seems like a pretty wild stretch just to make a ‘joke’ work. Am I missing a reference to something? Also, if it’s a ‘post-wood’ era, then what is the podium behind him made of? It looks like wood to me.”
And a CIDU-Eww from Ignatz.