Close to the Heart

Cidu Bill on Sep 27th 2017


Filed in Bill Bickel, CIDU, Close to Home, John McPherson, comic strips, comics, humor | 3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Close to the Heart”

  1. Winter Wallaby Sep 27th 2017 at 12:07 am 1

    You always see these stories about “New study find that [common activity X] causes [health problem Y].” Here, it’s “funny” because the common activity is the very one that he’s doing as he reads about the study.

    Not great, but seems at least identifiable as a joke.

  2. Arthur Sep 27th 2017 at 12:29 am 2

    Old joke:
    John: You should quite smoking. It’s bad for you.
    Jake: I only smoke when I’m stressed.
    John: What’s stressing you?
    Jake: Reading all those reports about how bad smoking is for you.

  3. Minor Annoyance Sep 27th 2017 at 02:19 am 3

    Themic variations:

    Gaham Wilson had a guy reading an eye chart that spelled out “YOUR EYE DOCTOR IS CRAZY AND IS ABOUT TO KILL YOU”, while said eye doctor is sneaking up with a knife.

    “Far Side” had a giddy, crazed-looking eagle in a nest full of binoculars staring at the reader. The cartoon was framed to indicate the view through a pair of binoculars.

    “Monty” had a pantomime Sunday page where Monty drives past a road sign with an icon of a pie. He stops and drives back. He gets out to consider the sign. Last panel has him standing with a pie on his face and a clown peeking from behind a bush.

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