New frontiers in POPs

Today’s Bizarro/Wayno collaboration:

(If you’re puzzled by the odd symbols in the cartoon — Dan Piraro says there are 3 in this strip — see this Page.)

The Psychiatrist meme, with a POP (phrasal overlap portmanteau), all in letter names: E I E I O (conventionalized onomatopoeia from the nursery song “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”) + the initialism O.C.D. (obsessive-compulsive disorder) — with Old MacDonald unable to resist the compulsion to catalog farm animals and the noises they (conventionally) make.

Another outrageous POP, coming close on the heels of yesterday’s Instagrambidextrous in a Zits cartoon.

Ingredient one, from my 10/11/15 posting “[Liam Francis] Walsh plays with formulaic and conventionalized language”: the nursery song:

Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O
And on his farm he had a cow
E-I-E-I-O
With a moo moo here
And a moo moo there
Here a moo, there a moo
Everywhere a moo moo
Old MacDonald had a farm
E-I-E-I-O

(and so on, through other animals and other conventionalized noises, with each new verse repeating the ones before it).

Ingredient two, from Wikipedia:

Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disorder where people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (called “rituals”), or have certain thoughts repeatedly (called “obsessions”). People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for more than a short period of time. Common activities include hand washing, counting of things, and checking to see if a door is locked. Some may have difficulty throwing things out. These activities occur to such a degree that the person’s daily life is negatively affected.

Poor Old MacDonald, caught up in his endless obsession with farm animals and the noises they make.

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