Pun for the Ages - NYTimes.com:

Richard Whately, Archbishop of Dublin, was a specialist. He could effortlessly execute the double pun: Noah’s Ark was made of gopher-wood, he would say, but Joan of Arc was maid of Orleans. Some Whately-isms are so complex that they nearly amount to honest jokes: “Why can a man never starve in the Great Desert? Because he can eat the sand which is there. But what brought the sandwiches there? Why, Noah sent Ham, and his descendants mustered and bred.”


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Dan McKeown +1

I just thought this fit:


It is thanks to tumbledry that I even know this comic exists so a big thanks to Alex for that.

Alexander Micek

And a big thanks to Dan for that tie-in. I love that comic! You may also enjoy Toothpaste For Dinner.

Alexander Micek

Those are good puns, reminds me of the Frank and Ernest Sunday comics. The grits thing in the first comic is (I think) a reference to some old Slashdot meme. I’ve looked it up before, but I can’t quite understand it. Something about grits and Natalie Portman, but I’ve never taken the time to really figure it out. I finally kicked my Slashdot habit when I left work at 3M and haven’t returned since. This is probably for the better.

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