B.A. writes: “I know this is way off-topic — but if anybody can answer this, it would be somebody here:
“In the 1939 Maurice Chevalier song “Paris sera toujours Paris” (”Paris will always be Paris”), he sings about all the wartime difficulties Paris is enduring including darkness, rationing, and… having to make do with 4×4 crossword puzzles, which apparently was enough of a thing to warrant mentioning.
“Was this because of newsprint shortages? Ink shortages? All the good crossword-puzzle writers working for the war effort?
“I’m attaching a video of somebody who is not Maurice Chevalier.”
Singer/actress Kristen Chenoweth likes to tell the story of doing A Chorus Line in her Bible Belt Oklahoma home town, where the musical references to “tits and ass” were troublesome. The solution: change the phrase to “boobs and butt.”
She’s serious about this, and in fact when telling the story, won’t even speak the word “tits.”
Okay, “butt” for “ass” I can understand. But seriously, is “boobs” such a vast improvement over “tits” that she doesn’t see anything strange about this?
Perhaps the “Twinkee Madness” comic (see two minutes ago) is somehow explained by this previous strip, which is also a CIDU (unless Adam is just saying that Victor Hugo novels are very long, which isn’t much of a joke either for Adam or Basset):
But that being said, this is all manner of awesome: