[Ads-l] the Good News Bad News joke routine

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Fri Jun 28 01:18:44 UTC 2019

wondering about when it became a formula, as part of a look at a Rhymes With Orange strip in which two cartoon memes (Desert Island and Grim Reaper) are combined:

6/27/19: The Desert Island Reaper:


(the good news is that a boat is coming to the desert island; the bad news is that it's being steered by the Grim Reaper)
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