Brevity by Dan Thompson


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  1. beviek

    beviek GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    I take things so literally. But, I guess she’s not saying she put wall to wall carpeting on top of area rugs is she? ‘Cause that’s what I was thinking. Guess it’s a geometry joke, huh?

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 4 years ago

    I don’t know any Geometry jokes, but I do know the coin collector joke: There is an Indian head penny they call the Christmas penny. It has no ‘L’. (Designer’s initial/Noel)

  3. chireef

    chireef GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    out door carpet would be maybe, an outside joke?

  4. Hillbillyman

    Hillbillyman said, about 4 years ago

    This is a Social Security joke…you don’t get until your 62

  5. Kuldip Rai

    Kuldip Rai said, about 4 years ago

    I think the joke is that they carpeted over the areas where they previously had rugs, including the actual rugs. Presumable because they were no good at geometry and thus could not work out the holes to cut in the carpet for the rugs.
    Not sure about the “inside” reference, maybe what chireef said?

  6. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Bev — I think she’s using “over” in the sense of “rather than”….

    IE she didn’t put in area rugs cos her geometry skills are too weak to figure out areas.

    Then her next “joke” is equally cornball…. (and right, Chireef.)

    She’s one of those annoyingly hair-brained people who have to make lame puns out of everythi….

    …I mean … you know…. always making totally vapid jo….

    oh God ….
    somebody shoot me now….

  7. A SAINT

    A SAINT said, about 4 years ago

    The joke appears to be the “inside” reference. The premise seems to be that it is easier to have a company install wall to wall carpeting than to find a 10×10 area rug for a 12×12 room.

    Frankly I’m a bit shagged from thinking about it….

  8. daphilli

    daphilli said, about 4 years ago

    You are always so witty and entertaining and self-deprecating, SusanSunshine. I think I have a crush on you.

  9. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton said, about 4 years ago

    pi r square rugs.

  10. imbaldeagle

    imbaldeagle said, about 4 years ago

    LOL”?! Where don’t you see that nowadays? Anyway, it looks like she put the carpet on the walls too. And it is on the inside – so….. I guess it’s an inside joke. My head hurts too, Susan.

  11. StoicLion

    StoicLion said, about 4 years ago

    Hey, enough with the avant garde humor. This isn’t “Frazz”. tic

  12. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Personally, I found the joke a little obtuse today.

  13. docredbird

    docredbird said, about 4 years ago

    For those that didn’t get it, an annotated dialog:

    As you can see we opted for wall-to-wall carpeting (instead of) area rugs, mostly because I stink at geometry (and therefore unable to choose appropriately shaped/sized rugs) LOL

    What? (I don’t see that, because we are outside)

    Oh, sorry that was an inside joke (I should have waited until we were inside to tell it to you)

  14. LadyLavendar

    LadyLavendar said, about 4 years ago

    There was a joke?

  15. jreckard

    jreckard said, about 4 years ago


    Thanks for the clarification.

    But I guess they went with their text, thinking it to be funnier.
    Carpet diem.

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