Today’s surreal Zippy:
Two contributions here: the diner, and Alfred Jarry.
Jarry is easy. From Wikipedia:
Alfred Jarry (… 8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer best known for coining the term and philosophical concept of ‘pataphysics, “inspiring a century of experimentation”.
Born in Laval, Mayenne, France, not far from the border of Brittany; he was of Breton descent on his mother’s side. In his lifetime, though associated with the Symbolist movement, Jarry was best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), which is often cited as a forerunner to the Surrealist and Futurist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. Jarry wrote in a variety of hybrid genres and styles, prefiguring the Postmodern. He wrote plays, novels, poetry, essays and speculative journalism. His texts present us with pioneering work in the fields of absurdist literature and postmodern philosophy.
The diner is another matter. I can find a Manchester NH diner (the Airport Diner) that conspicuously recommends eating dessert first, but it doesn’t look anything like the diner in #1:
For the moment, this is a mystery.