Sunday, November 9, 2008
Praying for the sweet release of death (and APT winner #4!)
I did promise my best Vanna White for this one, didn't I?
"Are there any 'S's, Vanna?"
Bing. Bing. Bing.
"Uh, 'suicidal manic-depressive?'"
This contest's winner is David B, who has dared to peer into the psychological morass in the minds of the frogs in these two panels, and has -- dare I say -- dissected them with great precision.
1) The frog in Panel 1 is a suicidal manic-depressive, and is giddy with joy over the possibility that the stork will swoop down and finally end its pitiful existence. (The giddiness is, of course, misplaced, and will soon be replaced with a bone-crushing sorrow.) The frog in Panel 2 bet a large amount of money on the stork being able to pull off the mid-air apple grab.
Congratulations, David B! Short, I gather, for David Bowie, who is apparently an assistant professor of linguistics. Who knew? Anyway, I'm sure David gets Labyrinth and "Ziggy Stardust" jokes all the time, but hopefully he'll forgive me for offering this as his prize.
Here are the rest of the differences:
2) The marsh plant in panel one is a cattail. In panel two, it is a wild Twinkie plant, Twinkidaium Latifolia.
3) The beaver in panel one, having developed opposable thumbs and learned to use simple tools, will soon challenge humans for supremacy over the planet.
4) The stork in panel two is on vacation from its job in the Hallmark Baby Shower Greeting Card Department.
5) All the remaining apples on the tree in panel one are wormy.
6) The apple-snatching incident in panel two will be blamed for the Great Animal Kingdom Apple Recession of 2008, when, of course, there were far more wide-reaching causes.