Thursday, January 29, 2015
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 "café" 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
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'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.