Archive for the ‘Rhyme’ Category

Name rhymes

July 25, 2015

Heard recently as music accompanying an NPR show: Cab Calloway performing “Everybody Eats at My House”, rhyming (or half-rhyming) food names and personal names, beginning:

(1) Have a banana, Hannah
Try the salami, Tommy
Get with the gravy, Davy
Everybody eats when they come to my house

(Four-line verses, with three that rhyme food names with personal names, plus a constant final line. The verse form should probably be called a Calloway.) (more…)

Cartoon continuations

December 10, 2014

One Big Happy and Zippy both continue yesterday’s cartoons:

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Rhyme time at Zippy’s

December 9, 2014

Today’s Zippy, on music, in the paper, with rhyming names:

The top news in the paper, with diatonic vs. atonal piano music; arena hip hop, Iggy Azalea (more hip hop), and Cole Porter; Lloyd Ackroyd, Mel Snell, Leo Prilaux, and Dean Nerveen (playing “Begin the Beguine”).

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Cartoonists at language play

October 29, 2014

Two recent examples of cartoonists playing with language: a Zippy with a cascade of rhyming invented names, and some outrageous puns by cartoonist Nina Paley. The Zippy:

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This will lead us to some entertaining half-rhymes.

Then a t-shirt by cartoonist Nina Paley with an outrageous pun:

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This will lead to another of Paley’s Jewish puns.

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Every year, the same for Orange

September 15, 2014

That’s the title of this Awkward Yeti comic from 12/11/13:

CAT with HAT, WALL with BALL, and LOG with DOG, while ORANGE stands alone. It’s the celebrated “nothing rhymes with ORANGE” trope.

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Five for Friday

May 18, 2014

Five items, several of which lead to more complex topics: a Harry Bliss cartoon that I caught, reprinted, in the Funny Times for May; a Zippy on art forgery; a One Big Happy with a kid eggcorn; a Zits with alliteration and rhyme (and the sexual marketplace); and a Rhymes With Orange on consonants and vowels.

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For National Cartoonists Day

May 6, 2014

This morning I discovered that yesterday was not only Cinco de Mayo, but also National Cartoonists Day. In honor of the occasion, three cartoons for today. Then some account of Cartoonists Day, which leads to the early newspaper cartoon featuring the Yellow Kid.

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Dingburg bubbles

April 29, 2014

Today’s Zippy:

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Fleer’s product was pink (hence the strip’s title, “In the pink”), apparently because that was the only coloring the inventor had on hand.

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Mole Vole

April 25, 2014

Posted on Facebook by Jeff Shaumeyer:

 

Jeff writes:

Here’s an interior shot at Bowen’s Farm Supply. I took it mostly because I was moved by the poetry of the phrase “Mole Vole Rodent Control”.

The sort of expression that Zippy the Pinhead is inclined to treat as a mantra, repeating it over and over to savor it.

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More cultural allusions

March 7, 2014

Today’s Rhymes With Orange, packed with cultural allusions:

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