Saturday Morning Oys – July 17th, 2021

From Andréa, as a kind of Arlo-OY:

Also Andréa:

This is not a full-fledged Sunday comic, but the intro and the two “throwaway” panels. Yet here is where the funny bit was!

From Mark Jackson:

Of course people have always thought “Ira Roth” could be someone’s name.

Oh wait! Just noticed that Arnold Zwicky’s blog goes into linguistic and referential detail about this one.

17 Comments

  1. And she can’t brush him off, because ‘c’ and ‘u’ are no longer part of her sign…

  2. Though the broken-off part lying on the ground does look like a ‘c’ , it’s actually the upper half of the ‘o’ from ‘lost’.

  3. The comic featuring months could have added one more by appending the phrase “in July” [or month of your choice].

  4. My only experience of kissing booths are seeing them in various fictional works. Did they really happen? They seem kind of disgusting and also very racy for the olden days.

  5. SBill: Yes. From my own early life (’40s-’50s), they occurred as fundraisers in places ranging from church dances to civic events. Not all that common, to be sure, but not at all strange. I suppose we had fewer thoughts of diseases….

  6. How is the other girl copying Rosie’s style? Her colors are all different.

    There has been much confusion between Rosie The Riveter and the girl from the WE CAN DO it propaganda poster. Rosie was the subject of a painting by Norman Rockwell, and named after the title character from war-time pop song. The girl with the bare arm proclaiming WE CAN DO IT had no name, and was only seen by Westinghouse employees for a brief period during wartime production. It can be said she’s not even the feminist icon some nowadays make her to be.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/We_Can_Do_It!

    Here’s a little background on who may have been the model for the Westinghouse poster, which was never seen by the public until the 1980s or so.

    https://www.history.com/news/rosie-the-riveter-inspiration

    Norman Rockwell’s Rosie: https://www.nrm.org/rosie-the-riveter/

  7. RE: the kissing booth, why bother to break the O? Remove it completely & replace it from the U taken out of “found.”

    RE: “Blubbery Hill” – shouldn’t that get a geezer tag? “Blueberry Hill” was written in the ’40s, popularized by Fats Domino in the ’50s, and AFAIK last seen in popular media in “Happy Days,” which went off the air almost 40 years ago.

  8. PS – a sure sign that “Blubbery Hill” should have a geezer tag is the fact that I got the joke…

  9. “RE: “Blubbery Hill” – shouldn’t that get a geezer tag? “Blueberry Hill” was written in the ’40s, popularized by Fats Domino in the ’50s, and AFAIK last seen in popular media in “Happy Days,” which went off the air almost 40 years ago.”

    Should Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” get a geezer tag? Universally known classics are universally known classics….

    And as the cartoon is over 40 years is it fair to require geezer tags for geezer cartoons?

    and “AFAIK last seen in popular media ” does something have to be in “popular media” to be known? It was featured in the HBO show “Treme” (I hadn’t realized Fat’s Domino was still alive at that time) but I’ll agree that isn’t “popular media” and it was assumed anyone was watching it would be very familiar with it.

  10. I think Hilburn’s panel would have been clearer by having an “O” on the ground and the full-size “U” in the upper word.

    By the way, the subject line of my email nominating the Kliban was “Whale Oy-l.” No, I don’t have any shame; why do you ask?

  11. Either Kirk or Khan is wearing the wrong costume. I’ll leave it to the reader to decide which one is out of place.

  12. @AtomicDog Thanks! That was annoying me but I hadn’t stopped to figure out why; it wasn’t just Khan’s tie.

  13. Blueberry Hill was also sung in several episodes of “Happy Days” = while the show is not that current, it is still some 20+ years after the 1940s that the song dates to originally.

  14. “last seen in popular media in “Happy Days,” which went off the air almost 40 years ago.”

    Happy Days is still airing, in reruns, currently on the MeTV network which is also still airing Perry Mason, who began his broadcasting career as a radio show.

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