Yesterday’s Zits, on communicating messages:
An old-fashioned scheme, very public and long-lasting. Though often cryptic.
Reported by Joel Berson on ADS-L on the 4th:
grewd loaseness: Uttered (and soon corrected) by a radio news broadcaster about what a man who appeared nude in public, beat his fists on his head, and claimed he was God was arrested for.
Victor Steinbok noted that “genuine Spoonerisms” are rare, meaning that inadvertent word-part transpositions are rare (though he cited an example from his own experience: tissy pookler for pussy tickler ‘mustache’, and I’ve posted on inadvertent Oback Barama). Intentional — playful — word-part transpositions are extremely common, and so are inadvertent whole-word transpositions, reported on here fairly often, for instance in the porn quote:
You wanna fuck your shooting load! You wanna shoot your fuckin’ load!
Via Facebook — I’m not sure of the ultimate origin, alas — another version of the Euclid pun:
A previous, less complex, version of the joke is here.
From various sources, three penguin-related items: a Pearls Before Swine, a wall poster, and a pop album.
Today’s Zippy, with its customary bizarre associations of ideas:
And then there’s Peg’s Diner, in Whitinsville MA.
Various 50th anniversaries have come up this year, and now we are impelled into the midst of the Christmas Shopping Season; today is Black Friday, with sales everywhere.