Caption exercise

Today’s Bizarro, first in a captionless version:


This is funny as it stands, though it requires considerable sociocultural knowledge to understand (I very much  get doubt that my soon-to-be ten-year-old grand-daughter would get it).

The humor is enriched when the caption is added:


(Not that this would help my grand-daughter.)

4 Responses to “Caption exercise”

  1. eric zwicky Says:

    it works just fine without the banner

  2. eric zwicky Says:

    in fact the banner is too much.

  3. arnold zwicky Says:

    On Facebook:

    Julian Lander:I don’t know whether the inclusion of “Beckett” would make it more comprehensible. I think that _Waiting for Godot_ has greater name recognition, and the Beckett is secondary, so if you know the play reference, you may remember the playwright; but if you also know the playwright, you’re almost guaranteed to know the play title.

    Michael Siemon: The humor is “enhanced” because one gets a second smile …

    Julian Lander to Michael Siemon: I hadn’t thought of it that way. It’s an interesting take on the subject.

    I really like the idea of “second smile”.

  4. Metatext handout | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

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