Andréa suggests this synchronicity on the definition of stalking.
And which sort of meaning is invoked in “Check your privilege”?
… and “Along with 10 seconds before I got the loose parts ‘remorse'”:
An Oy from Andréa:
Oy by virtue of wordplay, broadly speaking
At Arnold Zwicky’s Blog he analyzes this and discusses previous comics uses of the same pun.
A trio-oy from Andréa:
But I have told my cats they are not truly brother and sisters. Even though I need to say “Now be nicer to your little sister!”
All right, so it’s just not possible that he is learning this for the first time now. But it’s still a nice pun.
Let’s just allude to the story-pun that ends with “He’s a dead ringer for his brother”!
This Bizarro is from Andréa.
This DSOH from Andréa and others:
This Far Side link for the snake crossing cartoon is not going to last very long.
Thanks to Kilby for sending this one, and saying “This is the best 4th-wall joke I’ve seen in quite a while:”
Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep
The great thing about this is that we understand a couple of important points about how those paintings were made.
My attempt to look up whether the first two panels have the accurate tartans for those clans was hampered by starting from a position of zero knowledge, and by what turned out to be a huge set of variants for any name. However, most samples of Sinclair Modern seem to have a lot more red than in the comic. Shrug. Anyway, the pun is in panel 3, and is pretty good.
It’s not uncommon for these two guys to end a conversation with that mutual exchange of “What?”. And actually I’m generally quite content with that and wouldn’t demand more punchline delivery.
When I first heard about a State of the Union speech I figured it must be to announce an award, and wondered if Florida had a chance.
After inserting this one here, I later found it discussed on Arnold Zwicky’s Blog, in his usual exemplary detail and scholarship.
Oh, he got us! It turned out not to be an oy about “Youth In Asia”!
Here’s an Ewww-Oy for sure:
A CIDU-Quickie is like a Minor-Mystery — it seems like it will work out to a good joke, but there’s that just-one-thing we can’t understand. But it’s so close, obviously once someone makes a good suggestion there will be nothing to discuss; so it can’t be expected to be a standalone CIDU to satisfy a whole day’s spot.
Thanks to BillR for this CIDU-Quickie from Bizarro, about which he writes “No idea what the x-balls are.” Well I had an idea – but it wasn’t very good. Then BillR wrote back that his wife had a better idea – and yes it was better. But still not certain. So, what say you?
(Did this already get posted separately and discussed?? I thought so but can’t find it.)
This is a case of what some defined the “oopsie” for – a possibly good joke, but something about the drawing is wrong, or as in this case, tiny, scribbled, and indecipherable, to the extent that the joke is quite lost.
So the anticipated encounter is …. “Hold on! Where are you going with that ape” … “No, this is my kid! Look, here’s our tickets, that proves it.”
I trust even the non-geezers will recognize “feghoot” as a term for a story that ends with an Oy as the punch. Is it a dig at PBS to point out it often uses feghoots?
Double dose of Loose Parts.