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October 19, 2007

No Rime or Reason

Filed under: albatross, Bill Bickel, birds, CIDU, comic strips, comics, humor — Cidu Bill @ 12:02 am




  1. I get this one!!!

    One of the rare times when being an English major pays off. 🙂

    Comment by Molly — October 19, 2007 @ 12:26 am

  2. So explain it already!

    Comment by Powers — October 19, 2007 @ 7:01 am

  3. Maybe he hangs around her neck?

    The simplest explanation, I think, would be that he’s literally an albatross, and she can’t get rid of him. But that’s not funny at all.

    Comment by Morris Keesan — October 19, 2007 @ 8:40 am

  4. Metaphorically, the albatross hangs around your neck, and is impossible to get rid of (similar to the monkey on your back). So, he’s literally an albatross, but also figuratively an albatross because he won’t go away. Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Bio major.

    Comment by David — October 19, 2007 @ 9:48 am

  5. At the risk of being accused of seeing Arlo! page comics in everything —

    Albatross — very BIG bird (know what I mean — nudge nudge wink wink) — the female a very small bird. Also the small bird has a very distressed look on her face while the Albatross looks quite smug.

    And for the Monty Python fans out there

    “Albatross!!!!! get your f*****g Albatross!!!”

    Comment by Nicole — October 19, 2007 @ 10:07 am

  6. Intercourse the albatross.

    Comment by John DiFool — October 19, 2007 @ 11:42 am

  7. But what flavor is it?

    Comment by madpuppy — October 19, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

  8. It’s a bird, innit? It’s a bloody sea bird… it’s not any bloody flavour. Albatross!

    Comment by Nicole — October 19, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

  9. Do you get wafers with it?

    Comment by eeyore19 — October 19, 2007 @ 2:45 pm

  10. You don’t get bleeding wafers with it.

    Comment by meep — October 20, 2007 @ 4:35 am

  11. I’m an English Major, and I sent this in. I understand about the albotross metaphors, but what is that bird in the nest supposed to be…her son? If so, shouldn’t SHE look more like an albatross? Also, as this site’s curmudgeon, I don’t know any MP sketches by heart, not even the spam or the parrot.

    Comment by Jim — October 22, 2007 @ 5:16 am

  12. Well, there are birds that lay their eggs in other birds’ nests – generally the intruder is larger than the natural young, sometimes larger than the parents (cuckoos are famous for this). Albatrosses don’t do it, as far as I know, but maybe that’s what they’re referencing?

    Comment by jjmcgaffey — October 23, 2007 @ 7:00 am

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