A CIDU-relevant comics-meta series in The Knight Life last week, suggested by Andréa:
(Prepping this post on Friday, we will have to see what the new week has brought.)
This time Junk Drawer is about a junk drawer!
BUT that doesn’t mean only the namesake can discuss the junk drawer!
Okay, okay, not really a LOL. And certainly not an Ewwww. Just more like …. an Awwww?
From Dave Berg, who sent it in as CIDU. There is potentially a fairly direct explanation, however (reserved for now — we’ll see if you’all agree). But it still leaves this a good, ironic, chuckle.
And a LOL-Eww as a fitting end:
After seeing this cartoon for a few weeks now, this character is the one who most pointedly clarifies for us the intent of the title Adult Children.
And yielding to the impulse to be a language complainer, we are happy to note that here the writer has stuck to the traditional term and called this an invitation, not the ugly newer form an invite. Good on ya, Maritsa Patrinos!
And zbicyclist kicks off a little debate by saying: Since Bliss has many cartoons in the New Yorker, he’s probably frequently asked to explain OTHER obscure New Yorker cartoons — which would make the sitting, bearded guy some sort of stand-in for the cartoonist. But to our eyes, the standing guy with the red sweater looks like the figure who appears again and again in Bliss cartoons.
But then zbicyclist rebuts with this example of an apparent Bliss stand-in (or a comic artist at any rate) with a beard:
But we have to ask: OK, there’s a beard, but which of the guys in the upper cartoon does this guy most resemble, to you?
XKCD #559. Mouseover text: “Like spelling ‘dammit’ correctly — with two m’s — it’s a troll that works best on the most literate.”
Y’know, it’s true both ways!
Of course, the way Keith draws his character, the “guns” couldn’t possibly mean “bulging biceps” — but the “drawn” is still the operative pun.
She’s one of the Rainy Day Women #s 12 and 35
Have you any Blagues?
An OY-LOL. All three -less words are real, though fernless doesn’t have any common use beyond “lacking a fern”.
Umm, oy … no comment!
Th-th-that’s all folks!
Or isss it??
Two CIDUs, or CIDU-Ewws, or meta-semi-CIDUs, from Loose Parts. Well, let’s not shave slivers off categories, just be Loose.
Contributed by Olivier
B.A.: If this is mocking the concept of cartoonists crowd-sourcing ideas from readers, this is the funniest thing I’ve seen in a while.
If it’s not, we might be in for a run of Tundra strips that will make us nostalgic for Pluggers.