Tuesday, October 31, 2006

And that's what he said to the dog!

Scaduto must have realized that the way to my heart is to have people in the strips look happy. I haven't even looked at the content of today's strip, but I'm kind of glad that everyone in it is smiling. Isn't that nice? Maybe I should just skip actually reading it. But I won't.

Hm. Thanks to the expo box, we know that we're supposed to be on the side of the joke-teller. However, there is absolutely no reason for us to actually be on his side. He's telling the joke horribly. And when it comes down to a choice between dinner and a badly told joke, food will always win. And really, those people look grateful to have the joke interrupted.

4 Comments:

At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

What's the deal with the large words being sprayed out the bottom of the woman's word balloon?

It would make sense for the woman to shout those words before going on to give detailed expressions about who sits next to who, but the layout makes it look like the shouting comes later.

An aside: note the generous use of "an'" for "and", which also appears frequently in For Better Or For Worse, as noted many times at joshreads.com.

 
At 3:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can not think of any joke which has a bearded lady and a trapeze artist. I struggled to think of what the punchline might be. But then, after reading skullturf's comments, I realized that "Okay, let's go, come an' get it while it's hot," may in fact be the best possible punchline.

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Wallsy said...

What's with the woman telling everyone where to sit? Is it not possible for people to seat themselves? Would that result in chaos and anarchy?

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous James G said...

In my family, people seating themselves would result in chaos and anarchy. We indeed have assigned seats for formal meals such as those at Christmas and Thanksgiving.

 

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