Todd Tyler encountered these in his browsing more or less simultaneously. (Of course the Calvin is originally lots older.) BTW, the story in ZITS continues for a few days.
From Chemgal, who says “I thought the highest possible GPA was 4.0. Are they using a different scale in Zits?” She mentions she can think of a possible explanation, and I think I know what it is too, but even if it’s not a full CIDU there may be enough uncertainty for people to discuss as a Semi-CIDU.
This Beetle Bailey is from 1965-05-17, and appeared in ComicsKingdom retro series recently on Thursday 2021-12-02. I wasn’t aware that spray-painting would be part of helmet maintenance, but I guess why not? But what exactly is going on in the aftermath scene that is puzzling the General? Has the grass in general been painted an odd color, but not inside the helmet outlines where it was shielded? But those patches don’t look like they’re supposed to be natural grass. Or has the procedure somehow damaged / killed off the grass inside the helmets, and left it normal outside?
We all know one of the standard time-travel puzzlement plots involves killing Hitler young. But what are the stories about smuggling him away in your luggage?
Call me hidebound and oldfashioned, but I don’t always think open-ended and unresolved are better. MAYBE someone with a lot of insight into snoring does have a principled way of matching these up. But without that, or an official answer key, you have to resort to “Oh, just posing the question is funny, and gives us a chuckle about how much snoring goes on and how bad it is.” But is that really enough?
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.)
An almost-synchro Ewww set. Thanks to Andréa for the “PC and Pixel”.
They were one day apart, so not a true synchronicity, but close enough.
This is a CIDU:
And this is just a bit of synchronicity:
A lot of people asked why the Killians would be seeing Jeremy’s room at all; but I assume these were rhetorical questions, since there’s probably no real answer.
And of course if we follow this strip’s logic, the Duncans haven’t had a visitor to their home for at least the past three years.
Comics and subject line submitted by Chemgal.