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Sherwood Harrington

The first example reminds me of a radio ad for a Lasik business in the SF Bay Area that has a tag line that bugs the bejeebers out of me: "Dr. Hyver can see you in San Ramon, Santa Clara, and Daly City!" Why would anybody go to an eye surgeon who's blind everywhere else?

I don't get the second one at all, but I find it strangely erotic.


It took me awhile, too, Sherwood, but it's worth prolonging the contemplation. I'll leave it to Mike to decide whether (or when) to give hints.


Sherwood, I'm with you. Mike, any hints?

Mike Peterson

Well, a hint would be to simply imagine the traditional setting the cartoon is riffing on. Although I'd say that's a rather good-looking model, rather than just some random hand who needed a little extra pocket money, which is more traditional, I think.

Sherwood Harrington

Ahem. I actually did get it -- my hint is in the last sentence of the original comment.

Mark Jackson

OK, I need more than a hint here. (What I have so far suggests some kind of streetcorner hand-signal, with which I am not familiar - but that doesn't explain why the class is made up of Kuklas.)


I Sherwood like to understand this cartoon.

Mark Jackson

. . .and having written "kuklas" it only took me another 2 hours or so to get the joke; would have been quicker but that's not one of the first three words in Turkish.

(Found my Guindon collection - it's /Guindon/, from 1977. I probably saw some of his stuff in /The Realist/ as well.)

Mike Peterson

Oh, good Lord, they ARE all Kuklas. I may have to go lie down ...

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