How did Steven Wright get in here?
A Tom Hanks line from “A League of Their Own,” in which he says “There’s no crying in baseball."
Opportunity missed for a funny movie reference. He should have said “There’s no hugging in Monopoly."
H. Walker thought it would get him a Senate seat.
Good punning, and the Thorogood version is excellent, but please¬a little respect for Hank!
“laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” — John Godfrey Saxe, 19th-century American poet
The fourth wall is an imaginary aspect of a theatrical setting, which nevertheless must be “broken” in order to refer to it from within the cartoon (although “acknowledged” might be a better word). Einstein’s “fourth dimension” is “time,” which is what the cartoon makes transparent (although “translucent" or “dilated” might be a better word). I’m making some of this up, but using real words.
Never mind the nitpicking about prehistoric anachronisms and the science of petrification, what about the the pictorial brilliance on display in the lower left-hand corner of the scene, which is shown at two overlapping points in time through a chronosynclastic window? Jef Mallett doesn’t just break the “fourth wall,” he makes the fourth dimension transparent!