Chekhov’s carving knife

Yes, we get the joking premise of “what if nursery rhymes were actively written by teams like modern or tin-pan-alley era songwriting partnerships”.  But there is no third stanza in the actual nursery rhyme, nothing like stanzas really … so is that in there just to fit with the (secondary) joke about the Chekhov’s Gun principle?  

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
They all ran after the farmer’s wife,
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,
Did you ever see such a sight in your life,
As three blind mice?

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, June 13th, 2021

Andertoons is a bastion of b/w/grey, small jokes, big funny! A couple of this week’s episodes:

And Jay adds one more for our collection of black and white (and greyscale) LOLs!

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, April 11th, 2021

This time Junk Drawer is about a junk drawer!

BUT that doesn’t mean only the namesake can discuss the junk drawer!

Okay, okay, not really a LOL. And certainly not an Ewwww. Just more like …. an Awwww?

Bliss and Martin do a nice job with the last-second twist:

From Dave Berg, who sent it in as CIDU. There is potentially a fairly direct explanation, however (reserved for now — we’ll see if you’all agree). But it still leaves this a good, ironic, chuckle.

A Meta from Working Daze:

And a LOL-Eww as a fitting end:

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, February 21st, 2021





In your circle of friends, child-raising experts, and ethicists, what generally is the next step in thinking from that kind of statement?


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Special section on Policing


And this Whamond was picked up from Arnold Zwicky’s blog, which also discusses the “grammar police” construction for our convenience.

Sunday Funnies for a new year! – LOLs, January 3rd, 2021

This LOL-Homage contributed by Andréa

Is it too soon or too late for one more Santa LOL?

A Sad-LOL

Bllss (and Martin) on their own and on GoComics


Bliss in the New Yorker:

We *did* crack a smile, even if not literally LOL. But no doubt this must be “a LOL comic” by virtue of subject matter!

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, December 20th, 2020

In this age of “Use your inside voice” it’s good to know where the range of voice options reaches.

A bit of a LOL-Eww:

When we first saw this, it was in the black-and-white version sent in the Bliss daily email, and our first thought was to look forward to the color version and see how the notorious Twitter “bluecheck” verified-user symbol would be rendered. Not blue, in the event.

And a bit of LOL-Cynical:

In case you didn’t know, the “Nick and Zuzu” comic panels run as accompaniment to an advice column by Carolyn Hax. Sometimes they really depend on the writing and are totally CIDU without it. Other times, the comic is quite independent of the column which sparked it; and that is the case here. And the cartoons appear elsewhere, where the column is not available or even mentioned, such as GoComics.

But in case you are interested: the Hax column which had this as its illustration was at this link, which has a paywall but should allow some free visits.