Three cartoons for Saturday

Maybe I’m just easily amused today, but three cartoons caught my eye: a Zippy, a Rhymes With Orange, and a Pearls Before Swine:





the Zippy is a cartoon about cartoons; Griffy maintains that he doesn’t do fantasy: social satire, cultural criticism, or marketing, yes, but not fantasy.

the Rhymes turns on the many uses of the -s possessive in English; multiple interpretations are everywhere. (It also depends on your knowing about “Little Red Riding Hood”.)

the Pearls plays on the French shop suffix -erie (as in charcuterie ‘butcher’s shop’ — or ‘meat cookery’), Rat snarkily introduces taboo material (conveying ‘who the {swear]’), represented in print by obscenicons, into this exchange.


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