Sunday Funnies - April Fool’s Day Edition

Cidu Bill on Apr 1st 2012

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Janice: You may have to be familiar with the characters, but this one was a literal LOL for me.
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Lola: It’s all in the delivery

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Buni, Close to Home, Comics That Made Us Laugh Out Loud, Cul de Sac, Dan Piraro, John McPherson, New Yorker, comic strips, comics, humor, lol | 15 responses so far

15 Responses to “Sunday Funnies - April Fool’s Day Edition”

  1. mitch4 Apr 1st 2012 at 12:43 am 1

    The “Cul de Sac” was delightful, and the Alice-saurus story continued nicely into the week. If i’m not mistaken, this was Thompson’s return week after the series of guest-cartoonist weeks, and it reminded us of why he’s special.

    In the fun “Close to Home”, can we take it that her line is spoken a moment or two before the scene pictured? So that he has already turned around, as commanded, and it will be a buttocks injection just as in conventional Northern medicine. If not, is the dart supposed to hit him from the front??

  2. James Pollock Apr 1st 2012 at 12:51 am 2

    If he sees it coming, it’s not likely to hit him at all.

  3. Pirk Apr 1st 2012 at 01:18 am 3

    Close to Home was especially funny for me because I took in the text really fast and first thought she said Amazon like amazon.com. I don’t know if that was intended or not.

  4. Kamino Neko Apr 1st 2012 at 02:45 am 4

    I’m pretty sure it is, and is, in fact, the core of the joke.

  5. Pirk Apr 1st 2012 at 03:30 am 5

    CIM - comic I misunderestimated

  6. heather Apr 1st 2012 at 06:10 am 6

    mitch4 — he is standing the right way, but he’s twisted about to look at her. She is saying “I TOLD you!” so it’s not the first time he’s heard it. She probably told him to stand facing the wall. He did so, then had second thoughts, and twisted to say “but… wait… honey, are you SURE?” Then this scene ensues. :)

  7. Matthew Apr 1st 2012 at 08:36 am 7

    I agree with Heather. He hasn’t turned completely around, facing away from her, or dropped his pyjamas.

  8. mitch4 Apr 1st 2012 at 08:50 am 8

    Yes, Amazon.com must be part of the joke, even if only at subtext level. You can’t say “online” and “Amazon” that close together without people drawing a connection of some sort.

    Thanks, Matthew and Heather, for elucidating the posture question in that same comic. What she means b “turn around” now is mostly his torso and face — his bottom is already mostly at the correct orientation. She just doesn’t want him looking back.

  9. Elyrest Apr 1st 2012 at 08:51 am 9

    Bill, I liked the cat comic and it does show your ongoing understanding of cats that you didn’t ask anyone to explain it. What would make it more true to life is to have the gunman catch the mouse and make it think it was going to get away before he killed it. And just writing that makes me think that my cat is much more like a mobster than I realized.

  10. Elyrest Apr 1st 2012 at 08:53 am 10

    In the Close To Home comic maybe the blowgun is to administer Amazonian Viagra and it had to be delivered precisely. He needs to turn around, drop drawers and OUCH!

  11. zookeeper Apr 1st 2012 at 09:26 am 11

    Elyrest! Not an Arlo.

  12. Elyrest Apr 1st 2012 at 09:29 am 12

    zookeeper - It’s April Fool’s Day and someone has to be the fool.

  13. tdcjames Apr 3rd 2012 at 11:51 am 13

    That mouse corpse looks well-put-together despite having taken as many as four bullets. Maybe the sound of gunshots scared it to death. (Cute kitty.)

  14. Cidu Bill Apr 3rd 2012 at 04:03 pm 14

    Al Catpone’s guy fired 4 shots into the mouse hole. Doesn’t mean he hit the mouse 4 times.

  15. tdcjames Apr 5th 2012 at 11:26 am 15

    That’s why I said “as many as four”. But even one would be pretty messy; hence the “died of fright” hypothesis.

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