I have a thumb rule for this: if someone wouldn’t help you move or loan you money, they aren’t a friend, they are an acquaintance.
Charles Lindbergh became an international celebrity, but almost no one today remembers who was the second person to fly solo across the Atlantic. Which is interesting because they are also a household name: Amelia Earhart.
Poor Opus. He started out looking much like a penguin, with what looked like a beak. But then the nose took over. By this point in the strip, he’s about 40% nose.
It’s interesting that in stories mice are always portrayed as cute little animals that want to be friends. In reality, when a mouse comes into someone’s home, the reaction is always “Get it out! Get it out! Get it out!”
And in mouse stories, cats are always the villains. So also from reality, here’s a bunch of dogs doing their best to kill a rat:
Cop: “You were driving 70 mph in a 65 mph zone.”
Heisenberg: “Great! Now we’re lost!!”
I think this is fairly common. A friend has tattoos as mementos of all his dogs.
Blame Jerry Siegel and especially Joe Shuster.
This joke is about 60 years late.
Crypto-caterpillar is having a bad year.
The definition of a ’big TV" has changed a great deal in my lifetime.