… at Alice’s Restaurant!
And while we’re at it, another Reply All:
And this was a winning week for Andertoons!
This Lug Nuts is pretty funny, but leaves a mystery. Hence LOL-CIDU.
Thanks to maggiethecartoonist, who says “Always remember pants”.
Saturday Morning OYs – April 1st, 2023
By placing this here, do I have imposter (long o) syndrome?
Happy Halloween — a good excuse to post some monster-themed cartoons. Here’s a couple that might fit into a Halloween-themed library.
This man isn’t worried that he’s out of candy, because he’s planned ahead.
If there is something left, it might not be the good stuff.
One measure of how influential Peanuts was is how familiar the Great Pumpkin is to us all.
First mention of the Great Pumpkin, October 26, 1959. You can follow this arc at https://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1959/10/26
So, Monty Python’s science was right!
Andréa sends in this synchronicity. Cartoonists are always looking for a new angle, but sometimes push it too far.
Finally, like that house at the end of the night that gives out multiple candy bars so they won’t eat them all themselves, there’s this bonanza from John Atkinson — some cartoonists would have spread these out one at a time, and gotten a whole month out of this idea.
Is it nice to pose a math problem on a Sunday?
I had a stationary bike. After a few years, I had done 12,500 miles on that bike — halfway around, at the equator. But I wondered what degree of north latitude would be12,500 miles long (so I could see what cities were at that latitude). I thought I’d figured it out, but wanted validation; it had been a long time since I was in junior high. We were having parent-teacher conferences, so I asked the 7th grade math teacher. She took the problem and said she’d get back to me. Never did. When my daughter asked about it, she said she’d lost the problem — but didn’t ask for another copy.
I repeated this with math teachers each year. Never got an answer.
Can you finnish this problem?
Thanks to Chemgal for this Zits, which earns a LOL-Ewww!
And here is your LOL-CIDU-Geezer for the week!
Another CIDU-LOL, or Arlo-LOL, and the one calling for the category tag about “There must be a popculture reference that will clear it up instantly” — if you can see putting the chess world in “popculture”. Yes, something upsetting happened recently in the world of chess, and then Twitter has its way with answering some of the questions raised.
Thanks to dollarbill for this DSOH, featuring one of their favorite tropes, counting sheep.
See also the posts in Random Comments and Site Comments on his idea for a structured-commenting game. (Please respond there, not so much here.)
And now, a mini-fest of Wrong Hands!
I think this counts as a pun, even without doing a pun-joke.
The above sent by Andréa, who particularly notes Tom Waits getting mentioned, saying “Never thought I’d see HIM in a comic – made my day!”. And one of your editors had the pleasure of taking a couple classes from Professor Lance Rips, who liked to point out that his name constitutes a complete sentence.
Meant to post this earlier.
I learned the word prodigal in the context of the Parable of the Prodigal Son, and thought it meant something like all the characteristics of the guy in the story – wandering, absent, returning after a long absence and acting all entitled, etc, all packaged in that one word. Only much later did I start seeing contexts that wouldn’t support all of that meaning, and learned the base sense spending money or resources freely and recklessly; wastefully extravagant.
And then discovered that was what it meant in the Parable, too. But there had not been enough help from the context to make that choice clear! And this fits the philosopher’s point that, if your informant points to a rabbit and says gavagai, maybe they are telling you the word means rabbit — but maybe it means finger.
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: