Saturday Morning OYs – September 3rd, 2022

We’ve previously complained about how they use Horace and his characterization to get away with not managing to find the right level to pitch to. But that objection aside, this is a pretty nice pun!

My friend Alice used to … oh never mind!

Dilbert Classics has been running a storyline about a new employee without a head (Microsoft hired his head, which is in a jar at their headquarters). But he has a name.

Saturday Morning Oys – July 9th, 2022

Thanks to Dale Eltoft for sending in the second Diamond Lil in the pair below. “This follows from the day before but I don’t know if that’s a necessary setup.” On that recommendation we’re also including the set-up one first, though it isn’t in itself an OY.

(In a followup, they make it clear that you better say it in the pun way or there is no joke left!)

I’m in an online class that’s reading Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, and whenever I run into an invisibility-themed cartoon I have the impulse to upload it to the class discussion board. But that would be unwise.

Oy! this is so labored of a pun — but sometimes you just have to honor that labor! (Also interesting how there had to be a switch of syntactic role of me in the last panel.)

Added Thursday – This cartoon was the main topic of an Arnold Zwicky post on his blog, which says a lot more than my remark above on the parsing of the punned title in the last panel; and also brings up Stephan Pastis as a mainstay of this genre.

A multi-OY from Cat and Girl, with e3xtras from meme-land.

Three-hour tour

Thanks to Dan Sachs for this CIDU-Geezer.

Because the CIDU will be quickly solved by anyone who can fill in the geezer reference, we thought to provide a little more entertainment …. The editors weren’t really familiar with Diamond Lil, so we looked around in some recent strips, and found an interesting mix of OYs, Ewwws, “dad jokes” (a.k.a. bad jokes), and of course a baseline of geezer alerts!

(I like that the Siri or Alexa is named “Surli”.)