Breaking the Fourth

I’m delighted with how the Bizarro  literalizes the idea of the fourth wall.

So then the problem-solvers’ question is “what are we seeing on the left side of the drawing?” And the answer should be “The adhesive side of the wallpaper”.

The contributor sending in the Macanudo points out that it’s a very old joke (probably could be found in Mutt & Jeff 🙂 ), but this is still a very good realization of the idea.

And they pair well because the Macanudo is at the other end of sticking to the metaphorical.

P.S. Wayno prepares two versions of each Bizarro he makes, a squarish panel and a more horizontal strip format. Occasionally in his weekly blog he shows the variation, and in the week covering this cartoon it was the one getting that treatment. Here is that alternate image:

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, October 2nd, 2022

Is it nice to pose a math problem on a Sunday?

I had a stationary bike. After a few years, I had done 12,500 miles on that bike — halfway around, at the equator. But I wondered what degree of north latitude would be12,500 miles long (so I could see what cities were at that latitude). I thought I’d figured it out, but wanted validation; it had been a long time since I was in junior high. We were having parent-teacher conferences, so I asked the 7th grade math teacher. She took the problem and said she’d get back to me. Never did. When my daughter asked about it, she said she’d lost the problem — but didn’t ask for another copy.

I repeated this with math teachers each year. Never got an answer.

Can you finnish this problem?


Thanks to Chemgal for this Zits, which earns a LOL-Ewww!


And here is your LOL-CIDU-Geezer for the week!


Another CIDU-LOL, or Arlo-LOL, and the one calling for the category tag about “There must be a popculture reference that will clear it up instantly” — if you can see putting the chess world in “popculture”. Yes, something upsetting happened recently in the world of chess, and then Twitter has its way with answering some of the questions raised.


Thanks to dollarbill for this DSOH, featuring one of their favorite tropes, counting sheep.
See also the posts in Random Comments and Site Comments on his idea for a structured-commenting game. (Please respond there, not so much here.)

And now, a mini-fest of Wrong Hands!

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, September 25th, 2022

Nice to meet a dragon these days that isn’t a Game of Thrones nor a Wagnerian dragon.


More evidence for the idea that any philosophical system extended too far develops problems.


It’s in the detail!


The allusion surely does not need explication here at CIDU!


Okay, we’ll allow an Ewww-LOL this time!

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.



Sunday Funnies – LOLs, September 4th, 2022


To anyone who might have a birthday this year, Happy Birthday!


This is one that takes up a bunch of hyphenate tags. It’s a LOL-Meta-4thWall with a geezerish allusion to a story (urban legend) you just have to know to make it clear….



Would this hyena might benefit from checking Comics I Don’t Understand?


This Rhymes With Orange LOL is from Alan Smithee.



UPDATE

Let’s see if this image is any cleaner

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, August 28th, 2022

A mordant bit of meta.


Are all of them possible “jumpers” in their own contexts?




Here’s that Sad-LOL promised in the Tags.


And from DollarBill, a Fusco Brothers LOL with some Meta or 4thWall aspects:


Sunday Funnies – LOLs, August 21st, 2022


This comic is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to websites living or dead is purely coincidental.



Thanks to DollarBill, who sends this in as a “chuckle on a variation.”


Hey, just thinking about it! Not actually enacting “Nature red in tooth and claw”!

Particularly appropriate because there’s no AC in Shakespeare’s day.


This submission comes with the comment “I thought the REAL name of the eighth dwarf was either “Horny” or “Stoned”.”
I’ve heard the 8th dwarf was Bloomberg. What other names have you heard?