Friday, May 16, 2008

Outlook cloudy

Try again later

What would you bet that most viewers of today's Bizarro cartoon will miss half the joke? Dan Piraro depicts a man earnestly beseeching God to improve the reliability of his Magic Eight Ball. That's rather amusing, of course, because we all know that the Magic Eight Ball is just a playful gimmick.

The joke goes deeper than that. The man is praying to his big imaginary friend to impart some actual magic to his oracular toy. The petitioner has about as much chance of getting a substantive response to his prayers as obtaining a useful prediction from his Eight Ball.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You know, unbelievers such as yourself can scoff all you want, but those of us who know the TRUTH will have the last laugh in the end. My Magic Eight Ball is always right.