Today’s Zippy, continuing the cartoon’s run of burlesques:
Yesterday it was Poe’s “The Raven”; today it’s the nursery rhyme “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”.
The Rhymes With Orange from the 19th, with a play on -ocus words:
And the place where the group meets is the Hocus Pocus Focus Locus. And the flower that blooms in that place is the Hocus Pocus Focus Locus Crocus.
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…)
One Big Happy and Zippy both continue yesterday’s cartoons:
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.