Because his horse is invisible? And…?

Cidu Bill on Mar 21st 2017


Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizrro, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor | 21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Because his horse is invisible? And…?”

  1. Mike Mar 21st 2017 at 12:42 am 1

    I think the chuckle is you’re supposed to think “haha yeah it would be hard to find an invisible horse once you take his saddle off”. And then the hat is kind of a ridiculous thing to choose for that. The hat seems like it would easily fall off. Why not a blanket, or ribbons braided into his mane or something?

    What I can’t figure out is what the other cowboy thought that hat was for that elicited a “don’t be stupid”.

  2. James Pollock Mar 21st 2017 at 12:51 am 2

    The guy sees and invisible horse (?) (!) and the thing that caught his attention is that the horse is wearing a hat. “Excuse me”, he says, “but why is your horse wearing a hat?” rather than “Uh, is that an invisible horse? I have SO MANY questions. How is that possible? Where did you get him? [… (many more questions)…] and, for my last question, why is he wearing a hat?”

  3. James Pollock Mar 21st 2017 at 12:53 am 3

    And, to be fair, the other guy’s question is valid. I’d think you’d want to hobble an invisible horse… and the hobble would still be visible, just like the bridle and saddle are.

  4. mitch4 Mar 21st 2017 at 01:35 am 4

    Since it’s invisible, the sun’s rays pass right thru its body, including infrared and whatever components are normally responsible for heating up a body. So unlike visible horses, that get too hot in the strong sun, this one has no need for a hat to keep its head shaded and cooler. The other cowboy has just remarked on this, and in the scene we have in the cartoon, is told off because the hat has a different purpose he would have understood were he not being stupid.

  5. woozy Mar 21st 2017 at 01:36 am 5

    Well, I chuckled.

    It’s just the absurdity of the premise brought to the attention indirectlly by a silly but not as absurd logical requirement that the observer wouldn’t have thought of because the premise was too absurd for one to consider seriously.

    A bit like the why did the submarine have a screen door– to keep the fish out.

    Well, I thought it was funny.

  6. DrScott Mar 21st 2017 at 02:38 am 6

    Also because the horse is invisible, he would be blind. Light has to be absorbed by photopigments in the retina to be detected, and if the photopigments can’t absorb light (like the rest of the invisible horse’s body), the horse will have a lot of problems galloping around. Maybe the rider should put dark glasses and a cane on the horse instead of a hat. Another question: Why are there no hoof prints in the ground under the horse? Can it also levitate?

  7. John Small Berries Mar 21st 2017 at 02:56 am 7

    But there are hoof prints under the invisible horse. But the cow’s head is blocking our view of the left rear hoof print, and the tall grass is similarly hiding the front right hoof print.

    The other two hooves are off the ground because the horse is practicing yoga.

  8. James Pollock Mar 21st 2017 at 03:29 am 8

    “Why are there no hoof prints in the ground under the horse?”

    The same reason there are no hoof prints under or behind any of the other animals.

    Apparently, the ground here is too rocky/solid to take hoofprints.

  9. Carl Mar 21st 2017 at 07:10 am 9

    Oh, we’re doing art questions? How about “Why is the cowboy riding an invisible pony?” Look how low he is compared to the other one.

    Why are these open-range cattle not branded?

  10. Olivier Mar 21st 2017 at 07:46 am 10

    “Why are these open-range cattle not branded?”
    But they are : one is “K2″, another “Dist. by King Features”, another “(c) Dan Piraro 3-19-17 8″ and yet another (middle front) has a crown. ;)

  11. billytheskink Mar 21st 2017 at 09:10 am 11

    If it is invisible, how does he know for sure its a horse? It could be a llama or a giant burrow or something.

  12. padraig Mar 21st 2017 at 09:14 am 12

    Sounds like the result of someone trolling a 4-year old (which is great fun, btw):
    Adult: Oh, I have a horse, but he’s invisible.
    Smart-alecky 4-year old: How do you find him?
    Adult: Well, each night, just before I take his bridle and saddle off….

  13. Regulator Machine Mar 21st 2017 at 12:00 pm 13

    What I want to know is why the invisible pony drop his piece of pie?

  14. Regulator Machine Mar 21st 2017 at 12:02 pm 14

    oh, I guess it goes with the Alien and the upside-down bird?

  15. DemetriosX Mar 21st 2017 at 12:56 pm 15

    @Carl (9): Just because it’s shorter than the visible horse doesn’t make it a pony. The visible horse could be tall. More importantly, height isn’t really the defining factor in the horse/pony divide. Icelandics are horses and Cobs are often considered ponies. There’s a lengthy discussion of it here:

  16. Idaho Ed Mar 21st 2017 at 02:02 pm 16

    He’s an instant stud if you have him wear a brown derby hat : > )

  17. Boise Ed Mar 22nd 2017 at 02:18 am 17

    Hah! Clever deduction, mitch4 [4]. And I got a good laugh from JSB’s [7] yoga line.

    Regulator Machine [13, 14]: For the whole story of the pie, K2, Rabbit, inverted bird, etc., in Bizarro, read this page.

  18. Boise Ed Mar 22nd 2017 at 02:19 am 18

    Hooboy, the Wordpress autocensor is on the warpath again.

  19. Olivier Mar 22nd 2017 at 10:18 am 19

    Regulator Machine @13/14 : those are Easter eggs ; there are 8 in this particular comic as mentioned by the number 8 next to the artist’s signature.

  20. Treesong Mar 22nd 2017 at 11:08 am 20

    I could only find seven Easter eggs; the Arrow of Vulnerability was clear, but I didn’t recognize it as #8. I don’t recall ever seeing it used before. Also the Bunny of Exuberance is unusually well concealed.

  21. Keera Mar 23rd 2017 at 12:58 pm 21

    I love mitch4’s explanation. :-)

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