Sunday Funnies and Minor Mysteries – LOLs and Semi-CIDUs, October 10th, 2021

Eats, shoots, and leaves.

Minor Mysteries

These are comics that somebody thought were pretty good, or even full LOL, and not baffling but a little hard to pin down. Like, you can think of a rather plausible explanation of the chuckle — or maybe two! — but there’s nothing that clinches the case that *this* or *that* just has to be the key to what’s going on.

For example, with something like this Andertoons, we might think of the minor mystery as expressed in terms of providing the missing caption. Is it about the odd feeling you’re being watched? Or more like “Oh, where did I set down my glasses?”. It could be either, do you agree?

A Minor Mystery from Darren, who says “I can’t tell if Watson’s jarns need to be interpreted as a specific term.  I’m flummoxed.  Apparently the squirrel is as well?”

Okay, the joke here is that the threatened punishment will involve a cannister vacuum cleaner (in what seems to be a photo clip?) rather than a conventional physical beating or the like. But it’s an unanswerable mystery just what the threat is. Torture by exposure to noisy motor, like a household pet? Being inhaled altogether? Having some portion of his body inhaled?

Now everybody sympathize your watches!

Because when the clock strikes three, we will have the Big Synchronicity Roundup!

First up, Andréa was struck by the treatment of the old Goofy/Pluto problem, in Pearls Before Swine and Strange Brew:

Next up, Jerry found the focus on Feng Shui in Bizarro and Pickles:

Finally, BillR was seeing jigsaw puzzles all over the place, or at least in F-Minus and Rhymes With Orange:

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, May 30th, 2021

Okay, so it’s kinda obvious … yet somehow surprising!

From dollarbill, who always appreciates a novel twist on an established trope:

And F-Minus provides the Sad-LOL you noticed in the Tags and wondered about …

Sunday Funnies – LOLs, March 28th, 2021

From the Theodicy Dept.
The (still) “new” Nancy strip is many different things, to different people, from time to time. But here it seems to score a pretty direct LOL!

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And in the “Nothing new under the Sun?” Department:

Hey Geezers, remember when U.S. foreign policy tensions were focused on Russia and China?

There’s hurricanes in Florida and Texas needs rain …