Sunday Funnies – LOLs, July 11th, 2021

Getting some ZZZZs is an ongoing theme with Horace; but this seemed an amusing example!

Do they somehow have different DNA?
There’s always room for a Bizarro! This would fit with the Ewww-LOL tag.

It’s charming that the other guy also seems to be there to work on his poetry.

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, June 13th, 2021

Andertoons is a bastion of b/w/grey, small jokes, big funny! A couple of this week’s episodes:

And Jay adds one more for our collection of black and white (and greyscale) LOLs!

9 Death and Transfiguration Lane

(This was a recent item in “9 Chickweed Lane Classics” but I can’t tell what year the original publication would have been.)

So, what on earth is that “Tod and Verklarung’s” doing there? As Tod und Verklärung it is the title of an 1889 tone poem by Richard Strauss, always called in English Death and Transfiguration. Brooke McEldowney, the cartoonist, certainly intended the allusion — but in what way?

But what is it doing in Edda’s dialog? Is that supposed to be the fictively-actual name of a store in this universe? Or is it her parodic version of a different name, which her mother would recognize? And for the cartoonist, is it coming from “Abercrombie & Fitch”, or some other real store, or thin air? And are we meant to reflect on death and transfiguration?

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Here is a performance of that piece:

Or if you’re feeling very studious, here is a dissection of the music in detail: