Puns.
May 1st, 2012

Puns.

I hate them.

Somebody said puns are the lowest form of comedy. They’re lower. I’d rank cancer as a higher form of comedy than puns.

Yet – I love crossword puzzles. They’re filled with puns. I imagine crossword writers cavorting gaily about a meadow punning it up.

How do I rationalize this dichotomy?

I don’t know. And it’s slowly driving me mad.

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  1. chrishaley

    Big ups to Joe Hunter for the coloring assist!

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  2. Laura

    I advise you never read any Silver Age Flash featuring the Rogues. I adore stupid puns, but they’re…hoo doggie, they’re something else entirely.

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  3. Kyle

    I think the difference between most “comedy” puns and the kind of puns used in crosswords, for example, is that clever or unexpected puns are great because they cross-pollinate two ideas that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with one another. Whereas the kind of awful unimaginative shite you exemplify in this comic is so predictable it actually hurts slightly to hear them.

    The kind of puns I like are more like:
    “Man, I had a really intense day”
    “You were camping?”

    and less like “Man with stretching/rubber-like powers makes joke involving the words stretch, rubber, elongated or their synonyms”.

    King City is a great comic for funny, inventive and most of all very very silly puns that will make you smile.

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  4. Patrick

    I don’t know why, but it’s probably because they are so cheap and stupid that I find puns to be so hilarious.

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  5. Matt

    There there, Ben, no need to be so Grimm.

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    mathematicscore Reply:

    Give this man a cigar!

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    Patrick Reply:

    ha!

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  6. Centipede Damascus

    Shakespeare loved puns! Are you saying that you think you’re better than Shakespeare??

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  7. Retris

    Seems like Ben’s pun career got off to a rocky start

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    Patrick Reply:

    Love it.

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  8. Rob G

    This comic strip is gonna turn my whole life arounf.

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  9. Rob G

    Ben needs to get stoned. Low I know. But let us not forget the bard himself could be a bit of a bawd, writing for the crowd.

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  10. o0o

    http://i.imgur.com/JkLzY.jpg

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  11. ryan

    put’m all in the punitentiary!

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  12. Professor Scott Hull

    Why so Blue? Brown cow… I like it, but Ben’s eyes look some what like a computer circuit board. Computer Madness.

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  13. jmags

    I like how people went straight to Shakespeare in the comments. Even now the black ram of puns is tupping the white ewe of Curt’s sensibilities.

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  14. AW Cramer

    Great strip! Love those Kirby crackles!

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  15. StripeyC

    Love the strip and goes very well with the latest fantastic four. My favourite pun still comes from Arrested Development to do with the “loose seal” – comedy gold.

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  16. gangler

    I love superhero/villain puns. They’re not funny per se. Just cheesy and fun. Keeps things lighthearted.

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  17. Locke

    I know you think puns are like cancer, guys, but, trust me, they really grow on you.

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    Ben, orange you glad you have superpowers?

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