Jughead with Archie Digest 116
Publisher: Archie Comics
What sense does this make? Archie thinks that girls will see the phone number on a kite and think "Whoa, it's some boy's phone number. I'm going to call him for a date"? Who would do that except phenomenally creepy people?
Also, putting aside the issue of the kite being too high to read, take a look at the background. See that other kite? See how it's positioned? What does that tell you? It tells you that EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS COMIC REALIZE THAT ARCHIE'S MESSAGE WILL BE FACING AWAY FROM ANYONE WHO COULD POSSIBLY READ IT!
"Sub Flub" or "Get on the Ball, Paul!"
Get on the Ball, Paul? What does that mean? Who's Paul? Is this some 1930s slang thing?
Do I even need to draw attention to the fact that the batter is swinging in the wrong direction?
First, I have to chuckle at Reggie bawling like a baby. Okay, he got whacked in the shin. It's painful. I should know. While sparring in Kung Fu I once collided shins with an opponent three times within twenty minutes. The same shin. I didn't lie on a stretcher crying and saying "Boo hoo!" This guy's not in grade two, he's in high school!
I think the funniest thing here, though, is how callously Jughead just dumps an injured player off a stretcher and steals his spot. Then the coach reacts like it's a misunderstanding. If I saw a student, say, kick another kid off a wheelchair just because they're lazy and like sitting around, I think I would react a little more strongly.
I'm not going to bother setting this up because the story has nothing to do with the punchline at all.
What kind of punchline is this? Are they actually acknowledging the puffs of smoke floating above her head? Isn't that supposed to be metaphoric or something? If they actually see it and are commenting on it, what does that mean about the world they live in?
Aside from that, seeing someone that is literally steaming mad and commenting on how they're literally steaming mad isn't a joke. That's what the term means. If I saw someone on the edge of a roof hanging on to a single thread I wouldn't be saying "Hey, guys, look! He's hanging by a thread!" unless I needed to record lots of stock sounds of my friends saying "I can see that, you idiot."