Monday, January 18, 2010

Doodle Penance: "satisfactory and similar words"

This week's "Doodle Penance" comes from a Google-searcher who was looking for "satisfactory and similar words." That's a bit of a puzzler, isn't it? I mean, there are so many ways that words can be similar to each other: semantically, cryptographically, metrically, etymologically, or in terms of Scrabble scores...

Using my unerring intuition, however, I'm guessing that this week's Googler was looking for anagrams.

Here you go: satisfactory and a few anagrammatically similar two-word phrases:

Of course you recognize the mascots of Satisfactory Comics.

When we decide to imitate sartorially Mr. Frederick Herman Jones, our book becomes Ratify Ascots Comics.

When we try the 24-hour comic a few too many times in a row, our book becomes Ratty Fiascos Comics.

And when we have been immortalized in tofu by a dairy-free future civilization, our book will be known as Soy Artifacts Comics.

That's probably enough like Mike's sense of humor that he doesn't even need to draw something this week.


Mike said...

Sir, you are a captain of cartooning industry. That's not one, not two, not three, but FOUR delightful (to me) cartoons!

Ratty fiascos...and of course, my work in progress is the slowest-yet variation on the 24-hour comic, and perhaps thereby the one kindest to our appearance. (I gotta cop to the likeness, though...)

MiriyaB said...

Fine work, fellas! (Or rather, fine work, Isaac, on behalf of the two-headed monster that is Satisfactory Comics!) The "ratify ascots" drawing in particular made me chuckle.

Isaac said...

I'm not sure what to think about the fact that this obviously solo effort still elicits credit for multiple "fellas." I guess Mike was in on this one in spirit.

Mike said...

Yeah, I don't get that either: I had zero input on this post. Maybe MiriyaB is under the impression that our cartoon alter egos are real beings--"fellas," apparently--who have done the "fine work" of modeling the various anagrams?

Isaac said...

It was very hard work for them to convert their substance into tofu. They deserve a raise.