Archive for the ‘Rhyme’ Category

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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Commit to the bit

March 6, 2014

Today’s Zits:

 

There’s a lot of fun in there — I’m fond of Michisota, in particular, and the idea that Pierce’s fake ID has him as female — but here I’m looking at the rhyming slang idiom commit to the bit, which was new to me (hey, I’m an old man). From context, it seems to convey something like ‘embrace whole-heartedly’. But I’d welcome comments from native speakers.

macho nachos

November 16, 2013

The rhyming name was inevitable, but today’s Zippy takes a strange turn with it:

Macho Nacos: flame retardant, Liquid Paper, Bondo [putty], and Glue Stik. In the real world, Macho Nachos are more appetizing.

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Modern Diner

November 9, 2013

Today’s Zippy, with yet another diner:

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That’s the Modern Diner in Pawtucket. Then there’s the allusion to the limerick beginning “There once was a man from Nantucket”.

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The cat in the $!☆#ing hat

October 17, 2013

A Bent Pinky cartoon by Scott Metzger, sent to me by Tom Limoncelli:

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A play on The Cat in the Hat, with the nice final rhyme:

… a cake and a cup / … shut the fuck up!

(but with fuck disguised by obscenicons).

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