Sunday Funnies – LOLs and OYs , December 26th, 2021 

This seems to work from a double mis-aiming:

This one got a chuckle from Chemgal. While not really a CIDU, it does have me scratching my head to see if I can remember where “There can only be one” could come from. Oh, you say there are multiple sources? No, but there can only …

Thanks to Rob for this Stahler:

And Rob steps right back in with this 1-and-done:

A LOL-Ewww or CIDU-Ewww from Kliban:

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, November 7th, 2021


And another Bliss. This maybe should have counted as a CIDU, if there’s much doubt what his special message would be …

Yet Another Ewww-LOL from Kliban:

Nice twist, maybe LOL-worthy? It takes the over-familiar observational-humor point “fitted sheets are hard to handle” but adds a factor which is gonna interfere with anything at all he tries to do.

I guess the premise is mostly “analogy”.

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, October 31st, 2021

This Sheldon was sent in by Andréa, who asks “Remember the [long ago] discussion of these?”. Maybe not in specifics, but the CIDU crew should be able to make short work of a simple issue like the role of uniqueness and originality in the arts!

A Far Side on the theme of “Could it get any worse?”:

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.

The Ides of Kliban

Some deep archival research from elGeo. He noticed this one on GoComics for 15-Mar-2021 (that is, the Ides of March):

And he recognized that the above was adapted from this other one, which had been published in Whack Your Porcupine (1977) and ran on GoComics on 14-Oct-2015:

Let’s leave elGeo to editorialize a bit:

It’s hard to believe that B. Kliban himself had made the second version – the wit in the original is completely lost in the second.  I particularly liked that the Greek looked suspiciously like John Belushi after a toga party, although I’m pretty sure that Animal House was released after the cartoon was published. 

I enjoy seeing old familiar cartoons sometimes – after all, there’s plenty of room on the internet for legacy stuff – but this one bothered me.  Even though the estate owns the copyright, the reworked one just seemed like vandalism.

For a bit of IDU element, does anybody care to share some knowledge (or new reading) on the chronology and interaction of the Greeks and the Etruscans?

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, February 21st, 2021





In your circle of friends, child-raising experts, and ethicists, what generally is the next step in thinking from that kind of statement?


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And this Whamond was picked up from Arnold Zwicky’s blog, which also discusses the “grammar police” construction for our convenience.