61 This or That Pun Cartoons

Comparison may be the thief of joy, but it is also the subject of these cartoons.

In this pun on Gulliver's Travels, we see his travels (Gulliver getting tied down by the Lilliputians) versus his travel instagram (a closeup photo of him winking with the caption "Living the island life @ Lillput #wanderlust #travel #never_stop_exploring
Gulliver also cleverly used social media to make us forget that his first name is Lemuel. #themoreyouknow
In this comparison cartoon, we see a safety pin, next to a "danger" pin. A danger pin is, of course, a pin with a mohawk and a skull and crossbones bandana who says, "Let's ride our bikes without helmets and juggle some chainsaws!"
Pins, explained.
In this comparison cartoon, we see an upright bass - just a person playing the instrument - next to an uptight bass, a bass chastising its bassist for gripping it so tight and not plucking with precision. Anyway, sentient instruments are a bad idea.
Instruments, explained.
In this play on "Great Horned Owl," we see a great horned owl next to just-an-okay horned owl, who has not caught any prey but IS ready "Eat Pray Love."
Bird Taxonomy, explained
In this comparison cartoon, we see a Barista (a regular coffee shop employee) offering up a hot coffee, a Burrista (the same looking, but offering an iced coffee), and an Aaron Burrista (Burr asking if the customer wants to pay with cash card or duel)
Coffee Shop Personnel, Explained
In this comparison cartoon, we see a sun rise (the sun peaking out into the sky behind a crowing rooster) next to a sun raise (the sun sitting at its boss's desk while the boss congratulations the sun on getting a raise to $18.75/hour!)
The sun is setting so early because it has to go to its second job. $18.75 an hour isn't enough during inflation in this solar system!
In this comparison cartoon, we see Cheese, Great (i.e. Swiss cheese that just happens to be great!) versus a cheese grater. It is a play on great and its comparative form, greater.
Levels of cheese greatness, explained
In this comparison cartoon that plays on the phrase, "True Colors," we see two groups of colors - one, true colors, the other, lying colors. The true colors say true facts (the sky is blue, etc) whereas the lying colors lie ("Fire is pretty cold.")
The lying colors will have to issue a color correction.
In this comparison cartoon, we see Moby Nice, a white whale apologizing to Ahab and inviting him to his Presidents' Day party, versus Moby Dick, who is just being mean to Captain Ahab.
No, I didn’t read the book. Why do you ask?
In this comparison cartoon, we see a fiddler crab (those crabs with one big claw) next to a violinist crab - a classy bow-tie-wearing crab holding a violin saying, "Well, when I was at Julliard..."
Crustaceans, explained