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What’s fun about cartoons like this is that as often as not, someone will write to me in all seriousness and say something like, “I love Bizarro but I don’t get today’s cartoon. Is there something I’m missing? How could the prisoners dig their way to another planet?”
I never mind people asking for clarification on a cartoon and their confusion is often warranted because my cartoon was nebulous. So I’m nice to anyone who writes (unless they are being an a**hole). When someone asks a question like my hypothetical one above, I still respond politely but I admit that I laugh before I type.
And sometimes I call CHNW in from the other room to laugh with me.
And sometimes a few friends from the neighborhood.
Only on rare occasions have I posted the letter on YouTube in a video in which I appear with phony buck teeth and a fright wig, pretending to be the person who wrote the letter.
Usually I just politely explain that it’s supposed to be impossible, and therein lies the humor. Or what I mistook for humor when I wrote it.
Other sorts of letters I sometimes get will be from somebody like a meteorologist who feels it his duty to point out that the earth I have drawn in the background has no clouds on the entire hemisphere shown, which is statistically impossible. For readers like this, I send my special Bizarro Anthrax Gift Basket.