Flutter-byes

Previously (in https://cidu.info/2022/05/16/never-wear-around-your-neck-anything-that-comes-out-of-your-tail-end/ ) we explored the precedence of flutter-by before butterfly — to the surprise of many, including me.

Recently Andréa noticed: “BTW – I don’t know if it’s because of Monarch Butterfly Migration Season, or what, but have YOU noticed a plethora of caterpillar-to-butterfly jokes? I think I’ve seen 15-20 in the past week.”

Then almost immediately after seeing her mail, I ran across this from David Borchart in “Bob Mankoff presents: show me the funny (animal edition)” at Comics Kingdom:

Further … we went looking for more, and Andréa took a look for the ones she had encountered. And we all realized it had not been a widespread phenomenon from multiple sources, but an obviously conscious and intended series from the (don’t hold your breath for the duration of this title) “Bob Mankoff Presents: Show Me The Funny (Animal Edition)” people.

Nonetheless, no reason not to share their accomplishments with the CIDU crowd!

Cheap, yummy, and already here

Thanks to Boise Ed for this tightly-matching-motto synchronous pair!

I am still in the market for a quick-and-easy lesson on how to turn auto-rotate off on my iPad momentarily, so I can turn it to more easily read sideways or ʇxǝʇ uʍop ǝpısdn, especially in images. For those not ready to risk neck strain trying to read the motto in the last panel of the Ginger Meggs, Editor Phsiiicidu has kindly provided a clipped and de-rotated image; and Ed provides a transcription as he discusses the synchronicity.

Boise Ed says ‘Ginger Meggs always has a little saying added on. Today, it is “If we are what we eat, then I’m cheap, fast, and easy.”  So then Herb and Jamal used almost the exact same line.’