Sunday Funnies – LOLs, January 15th, 2023


Thanks to Boise Ed! Are salads and tights the current faves on the insta?


Not the most sophisticated of jokes, but near irresistible when accompanied by the drawing.




Definitely a geezer if this was your textbook!

Meta text is “Researchers claim to have identified 6 additional elements in the second row, tentatively named pentium through unnilium.”


We most often see PBS in the OYs, but this seems a straight-ahead LOL:

Saturday Morning Oys – April 23rd, 2022

Thanks to Andréa for this subtle groaner:

And another from Andréa:

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.

D. B. Cooper

From BillR, who comments “Ok, I know who D.B. Cooper was, but the rest of it is beyond me.” Yep, me too.

For those who don’t know who D. B. Cooper is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D._B._Cooper

I find the hovertext even more confusing than the cartoon itself: “The only other person to walk by was a linguist back in the ‘80s, but she just spent a while directing the phrase ‘help me down’ before getting distracted by a squirrel and wandering off.”

(Edit: the hovertext actually says “dissecting,” not “directing.” So that’s much less confusing.)

Mnemonic

Hovertext: “It’s definitely not the time to try drinking beer before liquor.”

Clearly there’s some sort of reference to “leaves of three; let it be” for poison ivy, but it’s still a CIDU for me.

I suggest that it’s more fun if we avoid peeking at explainxkcd until the discussion here has run its course.

From RR.

Saturday Morning Oys – February 27th, 2021

XKCD #559. Mouseover text: “Like spelling ‘dammit’ correctly — with two m’s — it’s a troll that works best on the most literate.”

Y’know, it’s true both ways!

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Okay, this pun is done all the time, not only in cartoons but standup and sketch comedy too. But this is such a nice pure instantiation of it!