Some random retro LOLs

This next one depends on remembering when Lars von Trier and friends declared the Dogme 95 principles for filmmaking. (And probably does not require remembering the Kevin Smith film Dogma.)

With this December 2011 Brevity, we’re getting a bit into OYs.

And we interrupt our parade of Oldies to drop in a Duffy Lug Nuts on the same theme from current GoComics publication:

It’s rigged!

For lack of a banked CIDU for use as daily standalone, let’s have a really excellent OY!

From Philip:

Standard spelling dispute: Oh wait, can I use the regular word without it being a spoiler? Yeah, sure …. So, why do dictionaries insist on rigmarole as the standard spelling (with pronunciation IPA / ˈrɪg məˌroʊl / respelling [ rig-muh-rohl ] ), and relegate to “variant” the spelling rigamarole (with pronunciation / (ˈrɪɡəməˌrəʊl) / )? That’s how I say it, and evidently Blazek as well.

Wearing (out) of the green

A general note of remembrance for the holiday of green beer and green Chicago River.

The first two are holdovers from last week, when we had other things a-posting and didn’t remark Saint Padraic’s Day on CIDU main feed. A few helpful readers posted St Patrick’s Day jokes to the thread for that day, thank you for renewing the principle of thread drift!

This one was sent in by BillR, looking for what the gag is. It provoked a good discussion behind the scenes of CIDU, where we soon enough agreed on the intended gag but remained divided on whether some terminology was being misapplied!

(For the tag-watchers [or actually, category], yes this post is marked both CIDU and not-a-CIDU. Those just apply to different cartoons, that’s all.)

Saturday Morning OYs – March Forth, 2023

In Chicago we have not exactly Ballet Parking but rather Poetry Parking, close to the Opera House, and with special packages for Opera parking and for Joffrey Ballet. And “ironically” (as the kids like to say) it is very much not valet parking — it is self-parking and their web site brags of “full automation”. As this signage illustrates, you will be aided in remembering what level you parked on by color-coding and iconography of different poets and poems.

Andréa sends these in. Is there an accent where “Potter” sounds like more like “Putter” than it does here in the midwestern U.S.?

This is a bit of deja vu. One of your editors (not saying which one, but their first initial is “z”) accidentally posted these to last week’s OY page, after that page had been published. Proper PUNishment will be forthcoming.

How about some breakfast Grawlix?

In memory of CIDU Bill Bickel

Several years ago, Bill commented upon the unusual frequency of “Grim Reaper” comics, and he even held an informal submission contest to prove his point.

For this reason, I suggested scheduling the following comic collection for today, the second anniversary of Bill’s extremely untimely passing, in memory of a dear friend whom we all miss terribly, and who (I believe) would have understood this rather unorthodox memorial presentation in the humorous and good-natured fashion in which it is sincerely intended.

It’s simply a real shame that Bill could not have had the chance to read and comment upon these comics with us all.

Michael Kilby

This Strange Brew was contributed by Andréa, originally as an Oy:

Leigh Rubin keeps on returning to the Grim Reaper theme:

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.

Saturday Morning OYs – August 6th, 2022

Greedy for layers of pun, I almost wanted to see a ‘c’ in place of the ‘k’ — to reflect that they are drawn to look quite cute! And we would of course still recognize them as sharcs.

A CIDU that then becomes an OY.

A reminder that it’s prime grilling season!

It’s also an excuse to listen to some B B King:

From Andréa, who says “I see it as more of an OY . . . flippin’ in all its meanings”

Saturday Morning Oys – July 23rd, 2022

(This is under the “not really a pun but word play in general” tag.)

This joke may actually date back to the Viking era, or earlier.

Thanks to Andréa for this Bizarro:

I’m sure I’ve seen this joke used before, but not whether that means this is a repeat or just that the joke has occurred to others. A cursory search does find other examples, and tempting as it is to make a whole post out of three or four of them, let’s leave it at that.

From Andréa:

Just a bit corny.

And a little Oy-Ewww on the side.