Citizen Kane took me a moment! The Old Yeller I don’t get, but I don’t recall much about the movie. Maybe my favorite here is Vertigo.
I’m recalling (but not its name) a comics-page feature which used photos of everyday household objects manipulated and posed, to fit a comic caption. I can imaging them trying to do this same thing with real paper clips. But probably the drawings are a better way to go.
WP tech check. L:et’s see if a WEBP image works in a WP post. It’s a bit tiresome converting them.
This quiz from Wrong Hands is probably not meant to be hard – the answer key was printed rightside-up and not disguised. But even if meant mostly as a joke, we can get more fun from it, I think, by trying out our answers and seeing if there is anything to be found in the logic of it.
For a similar post in the past, we withheld the answer key and then posted it as a comment within the thread after enough answers had been posted. Here I think we can try the honor system: the answer key will be here, but obscured in a slider. You can leave it closed, then check after you comment; or skip commenting and just have a look after satisfying yourself that you know what it will be. (Slide up to see answers.)
I did literally LOL! But filing it with the OYs for the word play.
Now the rainman gave me two cures
Then he said, “Jump right in”
The one was Texas medicine
The other was just railroad gin
An’ like a fool I mixed them
An’ it strangled up my mind
An’ now people just get uglier
An’ I have no sense of time
Writing prompt: That’s a *winch*. Why is that a better pun than a *wrench* would have been?
Or maybe it’s NOT supposed to be about identifying particular single plays, and is just showing “ingredients” that come into play. That would ease the apparent problems of non-uniqueness. But mayhap we can make some mappings anyway.
Darren notes that only one subpanel is CIDU-level puzzling. “Friday’s Wrong Hands is pretty straightforward to me for all the elements except for xenon. I know of xenon used in lamps and as spaceship fuel, neither of which would seem to hide an elephant. Is there a pun or a pop culture reference that I’m missing?”
And while that was indeed the Friday Wrong Hands on GoComics, their own newsletter had a different cartoon on Friday, which as it happens is also pachydermic.
No, we’re not going to call this a synchronicity — there’s nothing surprising about seeing two Thanksgiving cartoons on Thanksgiving. But seeing both taking on the idea of special diets and restrictions is a nice pairing.
(I’m tagging The New Yorker though not sure that’s where the Roz Chast appeared.)