A general note of remembrance for the holiday of green beer and green Chicago River.
The first two are holdovers from last week, when we had other things a-posting and didn’t remark Saint Padraic’s Day on CIDU main feed. A few helpful readers posted St Patrick’s Day jokes to the thread for that day, thank you for renewing the principle of thread drift!
This one was sent in by BillR, looking for what the gag is. It provoked a good discussion behind the scenes of CIDU, where we soon enough agreed on the intended gag but remained divided on whether some terminology was being misapplied!
(For the tag-watchers [or actually, category], yes this post is marked both CIDU and not-a-CIDU. Those just apply to different cartoons, that’s all.)
(not a CIDU) Today we’ll try something different. In the comments, describe a particularly memorable fortune you received, and a bit of any backstory
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A fortune that would be particularly appropriate for a particular person / group. Give both the person and the fortune. BUT – NO PRESIDENTS OR EX-PRESIDENTS!
I’ll start: I was at my birthday dinner with my wife and two teenaged daughters. The fortune: “All is not yet lost”, which teenagers found hilarious when applied to their aging father. The phrase still turns up: “Remember, Dad, All is not YET lost”.
(This is under the “not really a pun but word play in general” tag.)
Thanks to Andréa for this Bizarro:
I’m sure I’ve seen this joke used before, but not whether that means this is a repeat or just that the joke has occurred to others. A cursory search does find other examples, and tempting as it is to make a whole post out of three or four of them, let’s leave it at that.