Home, sweet home
And that explains the smell of gas around here …
Chemgal sent this in, and classifies it as an Oy, but avers that she did LOL at it too.
And a final item from Andréa:
Whenever confronted with people who like to insist that JFK’s Ich bin ein Berliner meant that he was calling himself a pastry, I like to think of alternate stories where a President needs to reinforce our commitment to Denmark.
A link-only reference to this Medusa Far Side:
That’s quite a surprise!
“Thought I was being ghosted.”
A slightly Ewww-flavored LOL:
This might take a moment as a Quickie-CIDU before resolving as a LOL:
Bliss has been running an excellent series with the dog and/or cat in anthropomorphized domestic settings. Here is a good example:
Is that a pun or a malaprop?
Nicely has two layers of pun/joke! (The one on “wrap” and the one on “get”.)
And another Bliss. This maybe should have counted as a CIDU, if there’s much doubt what his special message would be …
Yet Another Ewww-LOL from Kliban:
Nice twist, maybe LOL-worthy? It takes the over-familiar observational-humor point “fitted sheets are hard to handle” but adds a factor which is gonna interfere with anything at all he tries to do.
I guess the premise is mostly “analogy”.
This is the solution?
From Andréa, as a kind of Arlo-OY:
This is not a full-fledged Sunday comic, but the intro and the two “throwaway” panels. Yet here is where the funny bit was!
From Mark Jackson:
Of course people have always thought “Ira Roth” could be someone’s name.
Oh wait! Just noticed that Arnold Zwicky’s blog goes into linguistic and referential detail about this one.
Some deep archival research from elGeo. He noticed this one on GoComics for 15-Mar-2021 (that is, the Ides of March):
And he recognized that the above was adapted from this other one, which had been published in Whack Your Porcupine (1977) and ran on GoComics on 14-Oct-2015:
Let’s leave elGeo to editorialize a bit:
It’s hard to believe that B. Kliban himself had made the second version – the wit in the original is completely lost in the second. I particularly liked that the Greek looked suspiciously like John Belushi after a toga party, although I’m pretty sure that Animal House was released after the cartoon was published.
I enjoy seeing old familiar cartoons sometimes – after all, there’s plenty of room on the internet for legacy stuff – but this one bothered me. Even though the estate owns the copyright, the reworked one just seemed like vandalism.
For a bit of IDU element, does anybody care to share some knowledge (or new reading) on the chronology and interaction of the Greeks and the Etruscans?