Illustrated songs Dept.

Hopefully a step above demonstrative-gestural lip syncing, the illustrated song comic can combine the best features of geezer nostalgia, punning, and comic drawing. A nice touch here is that Rubin combines the song’s key line that everyone remembers with its somewhat less-familiar title.

Bonus! On Twitter they provide a bit of animation with another line from the song. Actually, one in the tweet text, and another as an animated header – it may be lost to the crop here. But try clicking *once* on the “play” icon and it may show properly.

Saturday Morning Oys – September 11th, 2021

Looking for 9/11 commemorative material to watch tonight?

Great Performances – Verdi’s Requiem: The Met Remembers 9/11

Premiere: 9/11/2021 | 00:00:30 | 

Honor the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with this special performance hosted by Misty Copeland and led by Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin featuring soloists Ailyn Pérez, Michelle DeYoung, Matthew Polenzani and Eric Owens.

Saturday Morning Oys – September 4th, 2021

This is not really a solid Oy, not really very funny, but somehow it’s just … just … just *something*.

The legacy of “Who’s on first?” is an apparently inexhaustible vein of humor!

Here’s a chuckle-OY from Philip:

Here’s one done by Jenny:

Saturday Morning Oys – August 28th, 2021

This was a momentary CIDU, for want of a comma. Sent by Boise Ed. Ed did some research on our behalf and reports “If you look in the [GoComics] comments, you’ll see that it caught Mark Parisi by surprise.”

And a longer-puzzling CIDU-oy: I still can’t figure out the intended real-life musical pair being referred to. (Searching got me to an article mentioning opera director Robert Carsen and “superstar soprano Renée Fleming” — but the characters in the cartoon are not doing opera.)

Saturday Morning Oys – August 14th, 2021

Seems like Brevity tries out a pun every single day. Sometimes they may hit all right.

Ah well, this may raise the perpetual question, Can an auditory pun survive being put into writing when that breaks up a double meaning?

An oldie but goodie!

Saturday Morning Oys – August 7th, 2021

This is from a book, Otto: A Palindrama by Jon Agee. It was brought to our attention by (and we picked up the image from) an online book review by Gene Ambaum, attached to his Library Comic newsletter.

Pastis is trying so hard in this one, how can we pass up enjoying another look?

Unless it’s disqualified because one of the characters is consciously making the pun joke?

Falco titled this “The Red Hoodie” in his enewsletter. But do we accept that these characters would use the plain form “hood” for either of the meanings required here? Mebbe.

From Andréa, a sort of OY-Awww!