“I never meta confusion I didn’t like.”
(This was actually part of a linked series, but seeing the preceding strips wouldn’t make much difference, apart from explaining what might otherwise be a mysterious detail — she was hit in the head by a flying baseball, and is holding an ice bag to it for pain relief.)
And a second shot for Pardon My Planet. This one is a LOL-CIDU. It did take a couple minutes before we got it – but not hard enough to justify making it a separate CIDU post. Also (I confess) it shows the perils of holding on to a negative attitude about some comic strip — one reason I didn’t get it at first was dismissing some meaningful details as merely haphazard artwork.
LOL-synchro from an unlikely pair!
And a last minute Sunday Bizarro LOL.
(Scroll to bottom for update with more complete version of the Mister Invincible.)
Cool escape from paradox:
Here it was being tweeted:
(Plus hat tip to Jerry Coyne, who included it at the end of his Saturday catch-all blog entry https://whyevolutionistrue.com/2021/08/07/saturday-hili-dialogue-346/ )
(And the tweet as an image capture in case the embedding doesn’t work.)
A reply invoking Nancy:
(Tech aside: I wanted to embed just @sipryor’s reply with the Nancy, but since he quote-replies @tramfrau’s tweet it seems to get repeated here, though we have it separately above and don’t need it again.)
The Nancy as an image, in case the Twitter embedding stops working:
As the Twitter thread goes on to observe, the comics have a long and rich history of playing with the borders and frames in interesting ways. But the Mister Invincible is especially clever about identifying a paradox akin to the time-travel puzzles, and then solving it.
CIDU regular elGeo has discovered, at the interesting Solrad site, a version of this Mister Invincible comic which is more complete — the one we got from Twitter and posted lacks the top and bottom wide panels. (Also corrected in the tags: the artist’s name is spelled Jousselin.) BTW, Solrad’s discussion of Jousselin’s frame-breaking is quite interesting.
Is Sluggo making that other girl cry … by what he’s thinking? But no, he’s just making the girl-in-his-thoughts cry .. by what he’s thinking. So that’s all real clear then, huh?
And in the “Nothing new under the Sun?” Department:
There’s hurricanes in Florida and Texas needs rain …
A Bounty of Bizarro!
Speaking of grammar:
Some more covid (in)consistency comics.
Here the “consistency” issue arises when the character watches old movies.
Dreams also needs to be consistent!
A GoComics commenter commented: ” Nancy (the strip) has had a bit of an uneasy relationship with the pandemic. I don’t think masks have been needed in the same way they were in, say, Arlo and Janis or Luann or Betty, but it makes it a little weird when they’re needed for the joke.”
It took me (Winter Wallaby) an exceptionally long time to parse the sequence of events in this strip.