Saturday, May 23, 2020

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Today is the start of the Memorial Day weekend, when people look forward to three days away from the office. At least that's the way it was when people used to leave their homes each day to work in an office.

We were busy here at Bizarro Studios North, sending out our usual daily doses of humor into the world. Perhaps these will provide a few moments of diversion for you.

It's a good friend who'll let you know when you're being too clingy.

I enjoy using inanimate objects as cartoon characters, and usually avoid adding facial features or human-like limbs. I find that funnier than anthropomorphized objects. I was particularly pleased when I realized that a sticky note wouldn't need a word balloon to communicate in a cartoon.

There's even a handy storage compartment for some of your native soil.
Just another day at the Department of Understatement.

Humans aren't the only ones who like to wear bibs sporting a picture of what they're about to eat.

Friday's cartoon elicited my favorite comment of the week:
As a plumber I appreciate this, and this is honestly not the weirdest thing I’ve found in a toilet.
Saturday's gag seems a little sadder than intended, given our current state of self-isolation, but it was written as nothing more than an extreme simplification of one of those mall maps. It's a trope we've played with before, and are sure to visit again.

Bonus Rerun Cartoon
Tuesday, May 19 was the 75th birthday of musician Pete Townshend. To celebrate, I posted an old WaynoVision gag that featured a young Pete.

Thanks for following Bizarro for another week. Don't forget to visit Dan Piraro's blog for more commentary and weirdness, plus a new Sunday Bizarro page.

Bonus Track

Sharing the Pete Townshend cartoon reminded me to once again look up and enjoy this stunning 1968 Who performance of A Quick One, While He's Away, the "mini-opera" that Townshend described as "Tommy's parents."


  1. The clogged toilet took me a minute - and once I got it I thought it was one of your best! I love your stuff!

    1. Thank you for the kind words. I love it when there’s a little delay before the joke lands. Your comment made my day!

  2. Thanks for another funny week! I love The Who and A Quick One While He's Away is so great.

  3. I thought the clogged toilet piece was a croc.

  4. Pete Townshend wrote the immortal line "Hope I die before I get old" 55 years ago. In 1989 he claimed that by "old", he meant "rich". I suspect he's both old and rich now.