Friday, January 30, 2015

To My Dad!

I've been struggling to find something to say about this all day, but I'm going to stop trying now. Have a great weekend, everybody!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thelma and Margo

I don't pretend to understand much of what goes on in this strip, but I am preeettyyyy sure that the last week or two have been part of some kind of fever dream. I'm assuming Margo came home and went to bed after her encounter with the mysterious stranger, and the whole Tommie/Lu Ann coming home shower sequence was her subconscious reminding her that she is, in fact, the center of the A3G universe. This whole Thelma situation I'm not sure about, but they went from being strangers at some kind of outdoor "cafĂ©" and are now apparently back in 3G with a bowl of dinner rolls, chatting it up like old friends, which is the kind of thing that would definitely happen in a dream.

Or maybe Occam's razor would have it that this whole damn strip is a dream, because that would make everything much easier to understand. Maybe this whole thing will end Newhart style. Or ooo, maybe more like St. Elsewhere. Ah, who am I kidding? THIS WILL NEVER END.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Food is Ready

So much for New York's premiere winter al fresco diner experience. Did Thelma lure Margo inside with a bowl of chow? That's how I'd describe what's in that bowl. Chow. It's all in there, Margo. Eggs. Toast. Pie. Clams. Baked beans. Marshmallows.

Does what's happened thus far in the "plot" merit recap and rehashing with Thelma the waitress? I mean, really? The only way I would say "yes" would be if this waitress was actually played by classic character actress Thelma Ritter.

I'd watch anything she's in!

Humble Brag

"I'm Margo Magee...I own this town.  Now, get me a bran muffin."

I know that we here at the blog have been known to give Frank Bolle some grief about the quality of the art, but I think we really need to give a big WTF to Margaret Shulock for this storyline.  I'm sorry, did I say storyline?  I meant series of disconnected vignettes with random incidental characters that seemingly has no point.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Healthy Appetite

New York's culinary scene isn't just competitive, it's cut-throat. Some restaurateurs will do anything to get an edge on their competition, including hiring thought police to rush out onto the street and take orders as soon as someone even thinks the word "breakfast." Unfortunately, the thought police almost always forget to ask "white or wheat?"

Early Riser

Margo Magee got up without an underling to rouse her with a steaming cup of coffee and made her own bed?  I think Diana Devine has put a curse on her.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Don't Forget to Wake Up Margo!

Of course it's someone's job to wake up Margo. Probably a good idea to have a cup of black coffee and a raw steak on the table first.