Sunday Funnies: LOL, June 28, 2015

Cidu Bill on Jun 28th 2015

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33 Responses to “Sunday Funnies: LOL, June 28, 2015”

  1. Brent Jun 28th 2015 at 06:47 am 1

    I don’t know… pies to the face seems a step backwards from The Frantics “Last Will and Temperament”’s boots to the head.

  2. Powers Jun 28th 2015 at 08:03 am 2

    … and one for Jenny and the wimp.

  3. PeterW Jun 28th 2015 at 12:03 pm 3

    “And finally, to my lawyer, who has helped me on this will, I leave not a boot to the head…but a rabid Tasmanian devil? to be placed in his trousers?!”

  4. James Schend Jun 28th 2015 at 12:05 pm 4

    There’s 4 un-pie-d clowns and only 3 more pies. Someone’s gonna get lucky.

  5. Mona Jun 28th 2015 at 12:37 pm 5

    “A little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants.”
    (Geezer alert.)

  6. Proginoskes Jun 28th 2015 at 04:26 pm 6

    @ Powers: You beat me to it. So you get … a boot to the head.

    And another one for Jenny and the wimp.

    http://www3.pair.com/mtfaco/fun-lastwillandtemperment.html

  7. Kamino Neko Jun 28th 2015 at 06:00 pm 7

    Brent - exactly my first thought when I saw it.

  8. furrykef Jun 28th 2015 at 07:36 pm 8

    Same here!

    And another for Jenny and the wimp.

  9. Mark in Boston Jun 28th 2015 at 07:52 pm 9

    This is SO predictable.

  10. Richard Jun 29th 2015 at 02:56 am 10

    Sorry, but I do not understand the Argyle Sweater comic. Can someone please explain it to me.

  11. James Pollock Jun 29th 2015 at 04:46 am 11

    I don’t have the first panel worked out. I get two people watching the movie version of “The Shining”. Maybe that’s just a setup for the rest.

    In the next panel, you have a guy receiving an unexpected letter from the IRS. Scary.

    In the next panel, a little guy has caused an accident with a car that has a great big huge guy in it. Scary.

    In the next panel, the poor fellow has forgotten an anniversary. Probably an important one.

    Finally, you have someone who’s been tagged in a bunch of (presumably very embarrassing) photos online. Just what’s he been up to? Anyway, now everybody will know, because he’s been identified in the photos.

  12. Mark M Jun 29th 2015 at 08:38 am 12

    I too was confused by the Argyle Sweater, particularly the last panel. I guess I can buy the idea that checking potentially embarrassing photos posted could be scary. But still, “red rum”? I mean yeah it’s certainly a scary movie moment but it’s 35 years old. I’m also wondering when this strip ran. If it’s recently, then it seems 7 months late.

  13. Judge Mental Jun 29th 2015 at 09:22 am 13

    That 1997 DVD player they just bought at a garage sale had a disc of “The Shining” already in it. ( or is that even a VHS player instead — I can’t tell for certain by the artwork) .

  14. Richard Jun 29th 2015 at 11:38 am 14

    With respect to the Argyle Sweater, I understood all the panels until the last one. I thought it might be that people are embarrassed by some of the photos other people post of them on Facebook, but I did not see how anyone could possibly think that was a Laugh Out Loud comic.

  15. Boise Ed Jun 29th 2015 at 03:02 pm 15

    Brent [1] et al: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    James [4]: Good observation! Maybe they’re playing russian roulette with pies.

    Mark [12]: GTTR (Google to the rescue). ‘Redrum, also stylized as REⱭЯUM, may refer to: “Murder” spelled backwards, a plot device in various works such as Stephen King’s novel The Shining.’ The overall comic is about scary things, so I guess the racing horse Red Rum is not the intended reference. :-) The last panel is saying that having someone tag you in Facebook photos, doing who-knows-what, could be scary or even disastrous.

  16. James Pollock Jun 29th 2015 at 03:48 pm 16

    “With respect to the Argyle Sweater, I understood all the panels until the last one. I thought it might be that people are embarrassed by some of the photos other people post of them on Facebook,”

    When you get “tagged”, it means someone who knows that it was you in the photo has attached your name to it, and people who follow you will now be led to the photos, because you’re in them. This is not a big deal if it’s a photo of you throwing a frisbee for a dog in the park, but for some photos, being tagged means that a lot of people will suddenly become aware of a part of your life that you hadn’t told them about. Whether it’s something sexual, or just a weird hobby (”look, I hadn’t come out to my family yet about being a Nazi in the local WWII re-enacting society, yet, OK?”)(”yes, that’s me in the crowd scene at the NASCAR race. Don’t tell my friends down at the yacht club.”)

  17. Todd Jun 29th 2015 at 04:01 pm 17

    Most of those e-mails are in fact links to malware. Maybe that’s the point of the panel?

  18. James Pollock Jun 29th 2015 at 04:11 pm 18

    “Most of those e-mails are in fact links to malware. Maybe that’s the point of the panel?”

    Receiving spam isn’t scary. He’s just looking at an email, and he’s terrified. So it must be something that’s actually in the email that is scary. He’s been tagged in photos, and he knows that the only photos he’s been in lately are ones that he would not have preferred to be associated with.

    Realizing that the link you just clicked on is leading you to a malware site usually isn’t scary, either… if you have good security software, nothing happens other than a message that something was blocked. If you don’t have good security software, you’re probably not the type of person who’s scared by malware.

  19. Mark in Boston Jun 29th 2015 at 05:25 pm 19

    Truly scary thing (well, “The Shining” WAS truly scary when it first came out.)

    Truly scary thing.

    Truly scary thing.

    Truly scary thing.

    Something very new that you never really thought of as scary, but now that you think about it, could be scary.

    It’s not a formula that is seen often, but it does turn up from time to time. It’s funny because the last one is not like the others in some way.

    For example:

    People Who Are Dead. 1. Julius Caesar. 2. Shakespeare. 3. Beethoven. 4. George Washington. 5. You, when your wife finds out that you’re giving her a drill press as an anniversary present.

  20. James Pollock Jun 29th 2015 at 07:48 pm 20

    “Truly scary thing (well, “The Shining” WAS truly scary when it first came out.)”

    I never thought so. I don’t find most scary movies actually scary.

    Two exceptions… the very end of the first “Friday the 13th” movie, and in “Creepshow”, when Leslie Neilson is locking the doors to his house to keep the ghouls out, and turns around and they’re already inside.

    “It’s not a formula that is seen often, but it does turn up from time to time. It’s funny because the last one is not like the others in some way.”
    But… it’s the FIRST one that’s not like the others. The others are all about anticipation of something alarming that’s about to happen. The first one’s a movie.

  21. Brent Jun 29th 2015 at 07:51 pm 21

    @James Pollock (18): I was thinking that it was even worse, that he just received notice of being tagged in a bunch of photos and has no recollection of being in any recently. So these photos could be anything from his life, which means all the worst possibilities come to mind.

  22. Brent Jun 29th 2015 at 07:59 pm 22

    @Boise Ed (15): Here’s the version from The Frantics’ TV show, Four on the Floor:

    https://youtu.be/tfMcxmOBmpk

  23. Treesong Jun 29th 2015 at 09:15 pm 23

    @James Pollock (18): a movie in which something alarming is going to happen.

  24. mitch4 Jun 29th 2015 at 09:32 pm 24

    My actually-scary moments would start with “Repulsion”, when a door(?) with a mirror is swung by and in the reflected view of the doorway we briefly see a threatening man who could not be there. The groping arms extruded by the walls is also compellingly creepy — done a few other times, including once by Peter Jackson, but I believe this was where it originated.

  25. James Pollock Jun 29th 2015 at 09:35 pm 25

    “a movie in which something alarming is going to happen.”
    Oh, I know it was SUPPOSED to be scary. If it weren’t for Scatman Crothers showing up for no reason other than to be immediately killed, though, the movie wouldn’t even feature a murder…. just Jack Nicholson hamming it up.

    All of the other tableaux feature extremely personal scares. Watching a scary movie doesn’t fit.

  26. Boise Ed Jun 30th 2015 at 03:27 am 26

    Thank you, Brent [22].

  27. Meryl A Jul 1st 2015 at 01:54 am 27

    James Pollock (17) - Well one does need some Nazis for a good reenactment.

    We have some unit members who also do British units, someone has to be on the other side, some events (most of them have 2 days of “tacticals”, I.E. battles) they will fight on one side one day and the other side the other day.

  28. Meryl A Jul 1st 2015 at 01:54 am 28

    Sorry, should have been James Pollock (16)

  29. Meryl A Jul 1st 2015 at 01:58 am 29

    The Rhymes with Orange strip seemed obvious to me. The lawyer is reading the will. The first 3 bequests were a pie in the face. For the four remaining three more will get the same. One will either get the inheritance, nothing, or some other clown thing, which is not pictured, perhaps a seltzer bottle to the face.

  30. James Pollock Jul 1st 2015 at 05:52 am 30

    “Well one does need some Nazis for a good reenactment.”
    That doesn’t make the guy wearing the SS uniform welcome at the restaurant, when it’s time to break for lunch.

    “We have some unit members who also do British units, someone has to be on the other side”
    There are enough stormtroopers in the 501st Legion, Cloud City Regiment, to march in the local parades. They’ll have two, maybe three rebels.

  31. Jeff S. Jul 3rd 2015 at 10:18 pm 31

    NSFW: I remember seeing The Shining in the theater opening night back in the day. My friends and I thought it was pretty scary, until the scene where you see him typing. The camera focuses in on what he has typed, and it was the Holy Mother of cuss words, typed over and over and over again, for what looks like a couple hundred pages. The theater was absolutely quiet, until a single voice (from what sounded like an 4 year old girl) says, “Daddy? What does that say?” The theater erupted in laughter. It wasn’t quite as scary from then on.

  32. James Pollock Jul 3rd 2015 at 10:45 pm 32

    Hmm. Perhaps my original memories got taken in by a safe-for-TV re-edit. I remember it as pages and pages of “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”
    But… I don’t think I would have watched on broadcast TV. I remember watching it on a premium cable channel (i.e., one of HBO, Showtime, or TMC).
    Odd.

  33. Meryl A Jul 12th 2015 at 03:26 am 33

    James Pollock (32) -

    We both remember a different ending to Jaws. In the version shown on TV it ends with the survivors (trying to avoid a spoiler alert of who) within the sight of the beach. We remember it ending with them starting to paddle to shore and then cutting to the titles without any further scenes from the show.

    There are other oddities we both remember like this in other movies.

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