Saturday Morning Oy - November 25, 2017

Cidu Bill on Nov 25th 2017

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Andréa:

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Filed in Bill Bickel, Bizarro, Dark Side of the Horse, Mark Parisi, Off the Mark, comic strips, comics, humor, oy | 7 responses so far

7 Responses to “Saturday Morning Oy - November 25, 2017”

  1. mitch4 Nov 25th 2017 at 09:34 am 1

    Three for three!

  2. Mark M Nov 25th 2017 at 11:29 am 2

    Off the Mark seems a little cruel but still got a chuckle from me. I think several comedians have told a joke about how cruel the person who came up with the word “lisp” was, but it would be interesting to know who originally did that joke.

  3. Mark in Boston Nov 25th 2017 at 09:52 pm 3

    Whoever came up with the word “lisp” to replace “speech impediment” was relatively kind.

  4. Treesong Nov 26th 2017 at 03:58 pm 4

    A Bizarro without any icons? Oy!

  5. Treesong Nov 26th 2017 at 04:26 pm 5

    Incidentally, the Möbius strip panel makes me itch because the notable characteristic of a Möbius strip is not endlessness (you can equally well go around forever on a cylindrical steak) but one-sidedness. A joke that would make sense might be something like ‘I didn’t want it seared on both sides.’ Which isn’t funny either, but there’s probably something out there.

  6. Arthur Nov 26th 2017 at 04:34 pm 6

    It’s true that a Moebius strip is no more endless than a
    cylinder. But popular culture often uses it as an icon of
    endlessness. (It’s not just Pirarro.) One possibility for this
    confusion is how it’s depicted. You can see that, in this comic,
    it looks like a 3-D version of the symbol for inifinity.

  7. James Pollock Nov 26th 2017 at 08:46 pm 7

    Additionally, for the joke to work, there would have to be a type of steak called “cylinder steak” to stare at, considering it “endless”, and therefore despairing of ever finishing it. There isn’t, but there IS strip steak, so moebius strip steak works as a pun.

    Perhaps “I’ll never be able to get this to cook evenly” would have been a slightly more realistic complaint. But I think the joke relies on absurdity at a fundamental level, so slightly more realistic isn’t an improvement. YMMV.

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