Andréa suggests this synchronicity on the definition of stalking.
Perhaps over-familiar as a mental-health joke, but enough original twist to make it funny.
Thanks to Andréa for this subtle groaner:
Sources say that either the exclamation “Great Scott” is not attached to any particular person with that name; or else may be associated with Sir Walter Scott, or with U.S. General Winfield Scott. But here, with the talk of Antarctica and the South Pole, surely they intend some kind of glance at famous and unfortunate polar explorer Robert F Scott?
And another from Andréa, who calls this “Barely an oy”. Also fodder for you dialectologists out there.
They never stop coming up with new punch lines for this!
A case of literalizing an idiom, but a nice instance of it.
Shared by Boise Ed, enjoyed by this Florida native.
And check out this previous CIDU LOLs post for Ed’s intro to Shrimp and Grits
But TBH the premise is faulty — is she really going to go pick up a book instead, in the moment?
But is that true?? Questions can be raised about the background view.
Or was this an Oy?
This is here as a LOL but almost went into the Oopsies. The “related products” message from Amazon doesn’t ever appear full-screen as drawn here. It was enough to throw Pam off, who sent it in as not-fully-understood.
Here is a picture of the real Erwin S, and I think the cartoon has a pretty good likeness. We should also note a thank-you to contemporary physicist, Twitter celebrity, and YouTube presence Sean M Carroll, who when explaining the famous thought-experiment says there is a vial of fast-acting sleeping-gas, and when we look for the cat’s condition the choices are Asleep and Awake.
Nice to see the cat and dog working together so nicely!
A small but very nice touch is where the words you and happy are used.
This must be a LOL-Eww:
And an unrelated but very funny Bliss, sent in by Targuman.
Arrgh, they just missed the chance to pun it off against serialism, the academic successor to atonal or twelve-tone music as a body of theory and compositional practice. To boot, cerealism and serialism are pronounced identically, while surrealism is distinguishable! Well OY to that, or indeed ARRRGH!
This time the squirrel does have something to say — and he’s clearly wrong.
Here’s an Oy-Ewww. Wait, do I know the actual etymology? And how’s about “steak tartare”?
This is not really a solid Oy, not really very funny, but somehow it’s just … just … just *something*.
The legacy of “Who’s on first?” is an apparently inexhaustible vein of humor!
Here’s a chuckle-OY from Philip:
Here’s one done by Jenny: