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  1. Considering how often “<X> called” has been used in headlines around here, I thought the first one (“Ink Pen”) would have deserved an exclusive post all by itself.
    P.S. I agree with Boise Ed about the second strip, but then I remembered that Marty sort of did that in the first “Back to the Future” movie.

  2. P.P.S. In German mysteries, the stereotypical culprit is not the “butler”, it’s the “gardener”.

  3. @Kilby:
    “P.P.S. In German mysteries, the stereotypical culprit is not the “butler”, it’s the “gardener”.”

    That would be “in German proverbs”. In actual murder mysteries, neither butlers nor gardeners feature very prominently as the culprit, if at all (they do appear as suspects though). At least we can blame the song “Der Mörder ist immer der Gärtner” (“the murderer is always the gardener”) for the adage, while, to my knowledge, the origin of “the butler did it” seems to be a bit of a mystery itself.

  4. “Considering how often “ called” has been used in headlines around here, I thought the first one (“Ink Pen”) would have deserved an exclusive post all by itself.”

    THAT’s exactly why I thought it was funny.

  5. NOT that it’s a criticism, ’cause I still think ‘X called . . .’ is funny, but it seemed both apropos and synchronous to CIDU.

  6. “I agree with Boise Ed about the second strip, but then I remembered that Marty sort of did that in the first “Back to the Future” movie.”

    I sort of thought that was the joke. Your young mom flirting with you is creepy and weird and the wrong thing to do— you go to 2020 and see the futile mess and decide the hell with it; might as well go back and make out with your mom.

  7. The rich lady looked out the window and saw Charles the chauffeur standing next to the Rolls Royce. She said to the butler, “Have Charles come up to my boudoir.”

    When Charles arrived she said, “Charles, close the door.”
    Then: “Charles, take off my shoes.
    “Take off my necklace.
    “Take off my dress.
    “Take off my blouse.
    “Take off my slip.
    “If I ever find you wearing my clothes again, you will be discharged immediately.”

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