The copyright date for this one is 2007, yesterday’s was 2011. Maybe they jumped back in time to catch a previous big cicada year – https://aces.illinois.edu/news/2007-year-cicadas
I don’t think that’s Totoro
The full rule that actually catches more exceptions is — “I before E except after C or when sounded like A as in neighbor or weigh.“
You talkin’ to me?
A pint’s a pound the world around…
See:Born Under a Bad Sign, Lightnin’ Slim 1954 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Born_Under_a_Bad_Sign_(song)
PE (z) + (go)NG + ( r )UIN = PENGUIN
But what’s that B in panel 2? Blob??
Part of the pictograph word puzzle Che minus E is ch, the end of cock+roa(-d)Ch(-e)