Is there any place around there that actually looks like this? Are the houses crawling up or down the dune?
A trifecta from Andréa:
Andréa asks “and wasn’t there another ‘outlet’ one I sent?” The answer is Yes, and we saw it last week, but why not an echo?:
A Meta-OY from Andréa:
A little bit mean … but still quite funny.
A brain-painful LOL from Chemgal:
This almost went into the Oys list, since there is a play on a sort of ambiguity of where. This was a favorite joke-form of a friend of mine who knew Ulysses inside-out after teaching it to undergrads at Millard Fillmore College in Buffalo, and dubbed these “on the canal bank” jokes. It was from this bit, in the final chapter:
I hate that confession when I used to go to Father Corrigan he touched me father and what harm if he did where and I said on the canal bank like a fool but whereabouts on your person my child on the leg behind high up was it yes rather high up was it where you sit down yes O Lord couldnt he say bottom right out and have done with it what has that got to do with it and did you whatever way he put it I forget no father
K and I were in minor disagreement over whether the word-play element here is pun-like enough to count as an OY. “Neg/Q Scope Ambiguity” is certainly there potentially in the 3rd panel; but it’s not clearly intentional, and even less the point of the gag.
This Moderately Confused sent in by Rob is in what we might dub the “foibles funnies” genre:
Out of season
Two funny bits that seem like they might belong more to winter publication. The Kliban of course is a reprint from ages ago, so that makes sense. And the Liz Climo is funny any time. Also noticed by Andréa and used in a comment!
Home, sweet home
And that explains the smell of gas around here …
Chemgal sent this in, and classifies it as an Oy, but avers that she did LOL at it too.
And a final item from Andréa:
Whenever confronted with people who like to insist that JFK’s Ich bin ein Berliner meant that he was calling himself a pastry, I like to think of alternate stories where a President needs to reinforce our commitment to Denmark.
Is that a pun or a malaprop?
Nicely has two layers of pun/joke! (The one on “wrap” and the one on “get”.)
And another Bliss. This maybe should have counted as a CIDU, if there’s much doubt what his special message would be …
Yet Another Ewww-LOL from Kliban:
Nice twist, maybe LOL-worthy? It takes the over-familiar observational-humor point “fitted sheets are hard to handle” but adds a factor which is gonna interfere with anything at all he tries to do.
I guess the premise is mostly “analogy”.