“I never meta confusion I didn’t like.”
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.)
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?
Something of an Ewww-Oy, as well as inspiring the tag misapplied-tech-talk!
(Mannequin on the Moon)
A paradigmatic LOL-OY from Pearls:
And it’s a double-PBS week with this one from Stan:
And Stan further suggests you need geezer credentials to get the reference in this Oy-LOL, but it shouldn’t be hard for any cohort to pick up on:
A pair (will it continue?) of Oy-based punch lines from Keith Knight.
Bet “pleased to meat you” will not become the hot new greeting this year..
(Okay, these are not currently dated.)
From Stan, who says “Maybe it’s that he’s a ‘fire dog’ now (is that what they’re called?), but he’s still a dog, right? It’d be like someone saying, ‘I used to be human, but I’m a dentist now.'”
Stan sent this in, and says ” I don’t understand this at all. What’s the joke? Is it that he’s talking to a boxer? If so, what’s he pointing at?” . Here at the CIDU offices, the conversation has been about how the Fight Club line applies to a Kennel Club. Especially if that doesn’t mean a club organized in the kennel, with dogs as its membership, but retains the usual meaning of an organization of human dog-fanciers, that sponsors shows and pedigree registrations.
An almost-synchronicity pair from Andréa.
The dog in the Off The Mark could be a boxer, but Grimmy is documented as “a yellow bull terrier”. He’s certainly not old enough to have been in the real, original so-called “Boxer Rebellion” — nobody reading this could be — so this must be referencing the recent famous fashion turn against a certain style of men’s undershorts … mustn’t it?
That doesn’t really seem dumpster-shaped? And if he wants to live in a dumpster, why not just do that? From larK.