Why 1725? From zbicyclist.
This Far Side link for the snake crossing cartoon is not going to last very long.
Thanks to Kilby for sending this one, and saying “This is the best 4th-wall joke I’ve seen in quite a while:”
Paranoia strikes deep / Into your life it will creep
The great thing about this is that we understand a couple of important points about how those paintings were made.
Is that a pun or a malaprop?
Nicely has two layers of pun/joke! (The one on “wrap” and the one on “get”.)
This is not really a solid Oy, not really very funny, but somehow it’s just … just … just *something*.
The legacy of “Who’s on first?” is an apparently inexhaustible vein of humor!
Here’s a chuckle-OY from Philip:
Here’s one done by Jenny:
After seeing this cartoon for a few weeks now, this character is the one who most pointedly clarifies for us the intent of the title Adult Children.
And yielding to the impulse to be a language complainer, we are happy to note that here the writer has stuck to the traditional term and called this an invitation, not the ugly newer form an invite. Good on ya, Maritsa Patrinos!
And zbicyclist kicks off a little debate by saying: Since Bliss has many cartoons in the New Yorker, he’s probably frequently asked to explain OTHER obscure New Yorker cartoons — which would make the sitting, bearded guy some sort of stand-in for the cartoonist. But to our eyes, the standing guy with the red sweater looks like the figure who appears again and again in Bliss cartoons.
But then zbicyclist rebuts with this example of an apparent Bliss stand-in (or a comic artist at any rate) with a beard:
But we have to ask: OK, there’s a beard, but which of the guys in the upper cartoon does this guy most resemble, to you?
Thanks to Andréa and others for capturing and cleaning up that featured-image OY, which apparently originated on Facebook but has been circulating in various public and private alleyways! 🙂
Another Argyle Accumulation!
Contributed by Andréa:
A Tomversation sent in by RobS:
This Strange Brew sent in by several contributors–RobS, Andréa, kedamono –in different categories, but we’re going with Oy:
Again RobS and Andréa spotted the same panel comic. Has “crisis actor” become a normalized term in contemporary discourse?
Yay! For once Teresa gives us a funny straightforward pun , without a totally mysterious drawing or collage:
(Wait, was that a touch of Ewww?)
Contributed by Andréa:
A That-is-Priceless double-take pun from Anon:
Whatever you prefer to call the day, what does it or this picture have to do with disco?