Stinko de Mayo

Cidu Bill on May 5th 2013


While Baldo occasionally makes some relevant reference to Cinco de Mayo, the holiday seems to exist (on the comics page) primarily as a vehicle for really awful puns (and I don’t mean “really awful puns” necessarily in a negative way).

Scott Hilburn has fired the first shot. If you spot anything worse, please send it to me at the usual address.

Filed in Argyle Sweater, Bill Bickel, Cinco de Mayo, Scott Hilburn, comic strips, comics, humor | 12 responses so far

12 Responses to “Stinko de Mayo”

  1. chuckers May 5th 2013 at 09:18 am 1

    I don’t know about “worse” but Lalo Alcaraz made a pun combining Cinco de Mayo and National Cartoonist day:

    Which is unusual for him. He usually uses his comic to actually EXPLAIN what Cinco de Mayo is.

    The comic mentions finding out more about National Cartoonist day by visiting but it seems to be down at the moment.

  2. chuckers May 5th 2013 at 09:19 am 2


    Byslexia is a ditch!

  3. Powers May 5th 2013 at 09:21 am 3

    This isn’t really awful in a good way, it’s just lame.

  4. jajizi May 5th 2013 at 10:56 am 4

    Frazz has one:

    (Make your own value judgement whether it’s worse.)

  5. Morris Keesan May 5th 2013 at 11:16 am 5

    I wouldn’t call it awful, but the pun above is not a very good one, since it relies on a mispronunciation of “Mayo”.

  6. Elyrest May 5th 2013 at 11:31 am 6

    “it relies on a mispronunciation of “Mayo”.”

    Morris Keesan, but that’s the way quite a few people pronounce the word so I think Scott Hilburn was safe doing that.

  7. Morris Keesan May 5th 2013 at 11:39 am 7

    Having now read today’s Frazz, I consider it a better pun, both because the pronunciation is closer, and because it’s more unexpected. And I enjoyed the strip because the visual was somewhat subtle, making me look at it for a few seconds before I appreciated all of the relevant detail.

  8. Lost in A**2 May 5th 2013 at 03:57 pm 8

    Mr Keesan, that is my usual response to that particular work.

  9. James Pollock May 5th 2013 at 04:43 pm 9

    Actually, having seen the Frazz, I’m in a position I don’t often find myself in… disagreeing with Caulfield. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of a military victory… one of the best types of diorama subjects.

  10. Elyrest May 5th 2013 at 07:14 pm 10

    Something weird is going on. A bunch of posts have disappeared. I understand why some of them did (links), but Morris Keesan and I had Mayo pronunciation comments here that were offed with the rest.

  11. Elyrest May 5th 2013 at 07:15 pm 11

    And just like that they appeared again. Sorry, must be my browser.

  12. guero May 5th 2013 at 10:01 pm 12

    Prickly City was another one using the condiment motif:

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