Remind me, which is the podcast or Brit-tv panel show where they sometimes have a quiz like this?
From Rob. (Submitted in 2020, although we lost it and just found it recently.)
CIDU not as a mystery to be solved, but to invite your thoughts on the matchups.
(Explained as a pun at Arnold Zwicky’s Blog)
Contributed by Andréa:
As with the first literary school of fish, there is no mystery about the point or the kind of joke, but we can exercise our memory and sense of Arizona’s 11th largest city by trying to pinpoint the writer in each case and the reason for the icon.
“Can’t remember if we used this or got sidetracked back then” Dept. Contributed by Olivier:
Not hard to understand the overall point! But go ahead and have some fun with the IDs, the choices, and the symbols. (Lee who?)
Tomversation sent in by Ollie. As a CIDU? Didn’t say! Is the joke like those set at modern art galleries, where a frame surrounds a stain on the wall, here turned into a window mistaken for an art object? Or is it just a fond reminder that one can tire of any quality of indoor view and welcome a glance out a window?
Next mystery: Is it meant to be somewhat realistic? So these would be a collection of posters on paper, mounted on somebody’s wall? No? An actual touring exhibition of masterpieces unlikely to be loaned out and then exhibited together? Nah.
Does it remind you of one of those paintings that show other paintings, maybe in a gallery setting? Like this one by Samuel F. B. Morse:
And now, for something not quite completely different! Still in the realm of fine arts and popular suspicion, this OY from Cornered, sent by Olivier.
Wrong Hands can be cynical without being mean:
Oh, how those New Yorkers love themselves some art:
And The Far Side on “The Art of Conversation”. Sorry, just a link, not a copy.
And just be hush-hush about this, okay? —