Gotta wonder what Grawlix will make of all that punctuation …
I really like treating “erudite” as the name of a mineral. But don’t care for the supposed punch line here that was used to get that across and try to pun on the standard meaning.
What I mean by “second-order synchronicity” is that Arthur was struck by two different synchro pairs on the same day.
“Barney & Clyde matches with MGG:”
“And Close To Home matches with Off the Mark:”
“Neither are exact matches, but both immediately caught my eye.”
This was a momentary CIDU, for want of a comma. Sent by Boise Ed. Ed did some research on our behalf and reports “If you look in the [GoComics] comments, you’ll see that it caught Mark Parisi by surprise.”
And a longer-puzzling CIDU-oy: I still can’t figure out the intended real-life musical pair being referred to. (Searching got me to an article mentioning opera director Robert Carsen and “superstar soprano Renée Fleming” — but the characters in the cartoon are not doing opera.)
Seems like Brevity tries out a pun every single day. Sometimes they may hit all right.
Ah well, this may raise the perpetual question, Can an auditory pun survive being put into writing when that breaks up a double meaning?
Something of an Ewww-Oy, as well as inspiring the tag misapplied-tech-talk!
(Mannequin on the Moon)
A paradigmatic LOL-OY from Pearls:
And it’s a double-PBS week with this one from Stan:
And Stan further suggests you need geezer credentials to get the reference in this Oy-LOL, but it shouldn’t be hard for any cohort to pick up on:
A pair (will it continue?) of Oy-based punch lines from Keith Knight.
Bet “pleased to meat you” will not become the hot new greeting this year..
(Okay, these are not currently dated.)
From Stan, who says “Maybe it’s that he’s a ‘fire dog’ now (is that what they’re called?), but he’s still a dog, right? It’d be like someone saying, ‘I used to be human, but I’m a dentist now.'”