funnies funnies

Definition(s):

  • (n) a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the never-never world of the funnies, this was the news of the yearcomparable to Henry Ford quitting his motor company and setting up shop in competition across the street.
  2. We can picture him instead lecturing children about wasting their time on funnies or maybe even arresting them for reading the funnies.

News

  • Apple Forbids Users from Using iTunes to Make Nuclear Bombs

    This has been a good day for the funnies: Jim Dalrymple noted at The Loop that Apple's end-user license agreement (EULA) for iTunes forbids people from using iTunes to make nuclear bombs.  Seriously, and you agreed to this when you clicked "I agree." Now what are you going to do, Evil Scientist™? The passage in question reads: You also agree that you will not use these products for any purposes ...
    on June 29, 2013     Source: The Mac Observer

Quotes

  1. "There's a certain romance to the history of the big old Sunday funnies that I wanted to try to recapture in Wednesday Comics," says DC art director Mark Chiarello. "Why not dust off the format and have a little fun?"
    on Jun 15, 2009 By: Mark Chiarello Source: USA Today

  2. "He felt as if he were sinking helplessly into the cushions and the papers and the bodies of his children like a man in quicksand," Yates describes Frank. "When the funnies were finished at last he struggled to his feet, quietly gasping, and...
    on Dec 19, 2008 By: Richard Yates Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. "Here's the great thing about Aggie's job. Not only did she bring home the funnies every week. She brought them home four weeks early," Carlin said. "Are you hearing this? Every week, I had the Sunday funnies a month before the other kids. I...
    on Jun 23, 2008 By: George Carlin Source: Voice of America

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