Archive for the ‘Parodies’ Category

Ode to Almond Joy

February 24, 2015

Today’s Zippy, with a candy-bar parody of Schiller’s Ode to Joy (An der Freude), used by Beethoven in the last movement of his Ninth Symphony:

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Almond Joy, Mounds, Mars bars! Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.

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Anti-vaxxer Family Circus

February 5, 2015

On Princess Sparkle Pony’s Photo Blog, a parody of Family Circus:

Measles has been much in the news recently, about objections to the vaccine for it and the spread of measles to unvaccinated children.

The standard MMR vaccine covers three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (“German measles”). In the parody, Dolly maliciously proposes moving on from measles to rubella.

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Set of three

December 27, 2014

A crop of three comics for today, on three very different topics: a One Big Happy with an inventive reinterpretation of an expression; a Zits on the evolution of writing systems; and a Zippy with another Xmas parody:

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One by one:

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Zippy Eve

December 26, 2014

Parodies of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” are all over the place this time of the year. Here’s the Dingburg version:

From chard in fur on a sled to Vindaloo curry. And more.

Snowy lanes

December 21, 2014

For the Winter Solstice, a snowy parody starring Zippy:

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Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, taken into many strange places: Moe Howard of the Three Stooges, Skeeball, Fleer’s Dubble Bubble gum, a gondolier, William Blake’s poetry, a strip mall, Joe Biden (Vice President of the U.S.), and a laundromat.

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Don’t go changin’!

December 4, 2014

Today’s Zippy brings us a Pinhead parody:

Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are”, celebrated as an earworm.

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Two cartoons and a parody

November 25, 2014

Two cartoons from the latest (December 2014) Funny Times (by Jen Sorenson and L.J. Kopf), plus a Eurythmics parody passed along on Facebook.

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Porn parody cartoons

September 6, 2014

In collecting material for a Page on this blog on webcomics (more Traugott & Zwicky research), I came across Leisure Town, which is not particularly language-oriented, but has had a series of parodies of Dilbert in which X-rated language (with a gay twist) figures prominently. (Yes, a combination of the comics, parody, taboo language, and gay porn — an obvious winner for me. Parodies of comics are common — some are here — and gay male comics are abundant indeed, and here we see them together.)

I’ll review the story of Tristan Farnon’s Leisure Town and its Dilbert detour and then exhibit two of the parodies — visuals from Dilbert, but with X-rated captions.

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Visual burlesque

August 29, 2014

From Xopher Walker recently, this image from the American Postcard Co. in 1995; design by George Costaldo, photography by Michael Huhn. One of a set of political leather images — involving Hillary alone, Bill alone, Hillary and Bill, and (below) Bill and Al — sometimes described as parodies, but to my mind better characterized as (visual) burlesques.

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Ruthie (mis)interprets

August 18, 2014

Two recent One Big Happy cartoons with Ruthie’s misinterpretations of what she’s heard: a simple one today, and a very complex one a little while back:

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