Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Today's Cul de Sac, September 21 2010

I kept monkeying with this trying to make it funnier. The dialog got shifted from panel to panel and simplified so that it would read as a joke-like artifact, if not an actual joke. That's one problem with doing a strip where the actual jokes are hard to identify; humor is so ineffable that I don't know when it's been reached and I keep monkeying with it. I do know that mayonnaise is funny, so a lot of it's even funnier (Titanic Mayonnaise- Haw!). And I know that "ineffable" sounds like a borderline expletive, so I'll try to slip it into a future strip with Ernesto in it.

Since that paragraph was thin and unproductive, here's an except from an upcoming Cul de Sac, where I sell out with some product placement.

6 comments:

Arkholt said...

In regards to your comment on "ineffable," I am reminded of the passage from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency:

"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable. Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."

I also agree that mayonnaise is always funny, titanic or not.

richardcthompson said...

See? All the good jokes are taken.

the cheese guy said...

this strip would be funnier with a big jar full of lard! Oh how I miss my mamaw's cooking!

Arkholt said...

Oops, I hope I didn't stop you from using "ineffable" in a future strip... :)

Drew said...

I do feel bad for the fork on the table. [moment of silence]

Mike Rhode said...

Mayonnaise is named after the famed surgeons the Mayo Brothers. There's a little exhibit about it and cartoons at the Mayo Clinic. You could've been in, with just a little tweeking. Maybe a 'cures all your ills' label on the side...