1. brucegee1962 says

    I knew the sixth panel was going to have the pun, so I paused after panel five and spent several minutes playing around with all the pieces, trying to figure out what it was going to be. I couldn’t come up with anything.

    Is that the sign of a good pun, or a bad pun? Or is that a meaningless distinction?

  2. ardipithecus says

    I generally prefer spontaneous puns over contrived puns, but I also enjoy shaggy dog stories, which are contrived. Rat is both right and not-right in a Schrodinger kind of way.

    Good and bad cannot be separated, both are fundamental qualia of every pun.

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