I recently got two emails about this cartoon.
Here’s the first:
Dear Sir, I dont understand this joke. Please explain it to me.
And the second:
Today’s cartoon, “This, my fellow poets, is the enemy,” LOVED IT!
Obviously I like the second email better, but, honestly, I sorta knew this’d be obscure when I did it.
Here’s the thing, first writer: nothing rhymes with “orange.”
Seriously. Go ahead and try it.
So the joke is that a group of poets (folks who rhyme a lot of the time) would really hate that word.
Why do a cartoon that 99.9% of the population won’t get? That’s the great thing about being an independent cartoonist â€“ I can do whatever I think is funny.
And the .1% of people who get an oddball cartoon like this, generally think it’s really funny.