Who better than an imaginary being to have an existential crisis?
There are likely some Jeopardy fans here. Isn’t is a great feeling when you get Final Jeopardy right, and none of the contestants do?
Chemgal notes that Bug Martini has been very sporadic of late, but this one brings a chuckle.
Hey, doesn’t the layout of the sticks and their backings look eerily like a face? Two eyes, round button nose, wide mouth …?
Okay, it’s nerd-amusing rather than outright hilarious …. But what a good excuse for posting a song!
It’s a bit gruesome to contemplate just how her face has been involved in those ship launches!
P.S. Don’t forget the milli-Helen, a unit of facial beauty capable of launching one ship.
Thanks to Boise Ed! Are salads and tights the current faves on the insta?
Not the most sophisticated of jokes, but near irresistible when accompanied by the drawing.
Definitely a geezer if this was your textbook!
Meta text is “Researchers claim to have identified 6 additional elements in the second row, tentatively named pentium through unnilium.”
We most often see PBS in the OYs, but this seems a straight-ahead LOL:
Wow, the last two Sundays were on the holidays, so there were a lot of LOLs people saw but we didn’t have the right place to post yet. And now …
A bit of synchronicity in my GoComics feed suits this post to a T.
Yep, that should have more cat-appeal than pizza.
And can’t let it go without a last-minute Zack!
A clever LOL-OY-CIDU from Keith Knight.
The CIDU aspect is not anything deeply puzzling, but let’s just ask how long it took you to see how the bananas got into the discourse.
From Ooten Aboot, with an illuminating commentary:
In 1874, a similar culture clash happened in real life when Montreal’s McGill University challenged Harvard to a two game “football” match. To McGill, “football” meant Rugby, while Harvard followed “Boston Rules”, a version of Soccer with limited catching and carrying of a spherical ball. The solution was to play one game under each set of rules. Harvard won the “Boston” game, while the Rugby result was a 0-0 tie. Nevertheless, Harvard apparently liked the McGill style and adopted similar rules, so that encounter with McGill may have been the origin of American Football as it known today.
A case of How to Respond to Critics?
You get to vote here: is the cat giving money to Big Ornament to pay for replacements, or is Big Ornament paying the cat for breaking ornaments, so they need replacement?
This is fine! But tickles the memory cells – haven’t we recently seen a cartoon with just about the same joke?
And it does match! But … but … just when did she think that?
This is a semi-cidu: you just have to know the title this is a sequel to.
And nobody had to spell “sommelier”!
We thank Andréa for sending this in. She says “I think it was the surprise ending that got to me.”
Aaron shared this Tom Falco (via the Suggest-a-CIDU form) , noting that it belongs with the coordinated event of over 100 cartoonists making some sort of Peanuts allusion as a tribute for Charles Schulz’s 100th birthday.
The CIDU editorial team noticed one or two of these on the day, and thought of posting a few in a bonus collection-type post; but frankly, didn’t get around to it. Aaron sending this one in reminded us, and it looked like a good idea to post this and one or two others that seemed appealing.
And we invite further of these from readers, in comments to this thread.
[For those who might prefer their Schulz-tributes wholesale, Kevin A in a comment last Thursday reminds us of the tribute event and notes “[…] the Charles M. Schulz Museum page, where all of them appear. ..or DO they? :~) . NOTE: the strips are linked; once you click into one, you can navigate forward and backward through all the strips. (6 x 17 = 102 tribute strips) https://schulzmuseum.org/tribute/ I REPEAT, the strips are linked; once you click into one, you can navigate forward and backward through all the strips. (6 x 17 = 102 tribute strips)”. ]
This excellent Bizarro by Wayno received special mention in several quarters. His comics partner, and founder of Bizarro, Dan Piraro, discussed it and added his own note on Schulz, at his weekly Bizarro blog. Retired linguistics professor and noted comics-explainer Arnold Zwicky made this panel the center of a blog post, where he calls it “A monumental puzzle in cartoon understanding” — but initially makes it a puzzle by omitting the tribute line along the bottom of the panel.
This Bliss appeared on 03 December, a week late for the Schulz anniversary, if that was the intention. So we are looking for a Gorey-related news prompt for this. Not that Gorey isn’t always worth thinking of!
Any others you found particularly interesting or funny or touching? Please drop into the comments thread!
Nice variant on the classic “desert crawler” comic meme.
From librarian(s) comes this one. What subjects (or high school activities) did you find surprisingly useful in later life?