One Big Happy and Zippy both continue yesterday’s cartoons:
Archive for the ‘Rhyme’ Category
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”).
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:
This will lead us to some entertaining half-rhymes.
Then a t-shirt by cartoonist Nina Paley with an outrageous pun:
This will lead to another of Paley’s Jewish puns.
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.
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.
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.
Posted on Facebook by Jeff Shaumeyer:
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.
Today’s Rhymes With Orange, packed with cultural allusions:
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.