In the strip's defense, I will say, if you have to phoenically represent the sound of thunder, "brrroooom" really isn't a bad approximation. However, it does look totally ridiculous and make me giggle. Heh! Broom.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Megan's right: Lodi's unnatural compliance to Eric's request can only be explained in the context of some Harry Potter-style Unbreakable Vow.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
- actual gunfire from Chinese soldiers?
- the earth splitting and swallowing up Eric?
- Eric's bones being crushed by the powerful jaws of a snow leopard?
- Eric's bones being crushed by the powerful jaws of a Yeti?
- Eric yelling for more crack cocaine?
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
You're pushing it, Lama. Margo will soon become enraged if you keep up the blow-by-blow on the weather.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'd like to address something that came up in comments. For those of you who don't know or haven't guessed by now, Margo's last name is Magee. Yes, that means that if there's a picture of Margo with her hair disheveled, you can call her Crazy Hair Magee, or if she's yelling at a waiter you can call her Waiter-hatin' Magee. Very good stuff. I was going to bring it up earlier when things were all boring, but things picked up very suddenly. Or don't you remember?
Friday, July 24, 2009
The Young/Dalai Lama will tell you all... eventually. Probably Monday. You just know his heart is gonna be full until next week.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I presume Ten, having realized he's said too much, will now foist an angry, confused Margo on the Dalai Lama himself. The results should be awesome. Like a rageful warm front hitting a calm, collected cool front... with her fists. And then demanding to know where her boyfriend is.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
But the more I look at him, the more he looks like Ray the hilarious dope fiend who, two days after being introduced to the comic, killed Lu Ann's superdumb boyfriend Alan. Seriously, I deeply regret that I didn't start this blog in time to cover that story.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Again, like last week, at first glance I thought Roger was evil, threatening Margo with a demonic grin and a surprisingly slender bare arm. This either means A.) I'm picking up a major vibe of foreshadowing or B.) I'm just very bad at speed reading.
Most people's reaction to getting to meet the Dalai Lama: OH MY GOD! Really?
Whether I believe in Buddhism or not, that guy seems very wise and just like a
pleasant conversationalist overall! This will totally result in my next Facebook picture.
Margo's reaction: Feh! FEHHHHH!! no wait, FEH!
Glumly, she will agree to meet him, but only cause her dumb dad is making her, THANKS A LOT DAD!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
I could watch Margo all day long. From her perfect "O" of surprise in the first panel to her classic Joe Pesci impression in the second panel, Margo is a delightful, bizarre roller coaster of extremes. Can you imagine Lu Ann in this storyline? Or Tommie? Tommie! I'd probably just shut down the blog. Like Tommie would ever go to Tibet anyway. She wouldn't even go to Denver, the most lovely, healthy city in America!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Not shown elsewhere during the week was Nora and Tim's ultimate embrace. Am I the only one who's reminded of the ending of that old NES game Double Dragon II: The Revenge? I am? Yeah, I played that game maybe too much. Well anyway, I'm glad to see that Nora is excited beyond mannequin-like poses to see her husband, even if it means bullrushing him. Careful, he's frail!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I'm also intrigued by the mystery strap over Margo's right shoulder that disappears in the final panel. What does it mean? Any conspiracy theories? My best guess is that it bobbled right off.
Friday, July 17, 2009
You don't have to show us that the press conference went out of control, just having two guys talking about it in purple, featureless room is enough. I can't handle much more than this!
How's Margo handling it all? What do you think?! Ah... actually, I really don't know. Is there a reason she should be feeling anything in particular, except maybe a little snubbed that she didn't get to have the big emotional reunion in front of hundreds of people and reporters?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Okay, Tim I can forgive for his "Hey there young whippersnapper" pose because he's probably quite malnourished. But Nora! Try to get your body language to meet your three exclamation points!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Suddenly, I don't care that I had to sift through over a month of boring Tibet storyline. For Margo to be caught in a lavendar spiderweb of her own astonishment, it was worth it. She has to trap her head with both hands to keep it from bobbling off her neck! Awesome!!
Panel one is good too. Is that her "straining to listen" face or her "shocked enough for one hand to the face but not both" face? Or maybe she's mimicking everyone's worry from yesterday. Either way, Dad couldn't care less.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
I don't know what I can say about this except, look at how white the damn crowd is! You're telling me all these white folks hopped a plane to Dharamsala and pushed a full crowd of Tibetans and Indians out of the way to see this guy? Look at that guy back there, he's wearing a fedora for God's sake!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Margo: Hi thanks for inviting me you look great.
Nora: Well than--
Margo: HOW COULD YOU MOVE ON??! You're a MONSTER! I'd never haven given up if Tim was my husband.
Nora: But I tried to find him for ten years!
Margo: NO BUTS! Get out of my sight, you disgust me!
Nora: This is my apartment!
So now Margo's gonna have a little "Whoops, I was a jerk" moment. Probably. You can never be sure with Margo!
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
And Margo! What happened to your make up?? This is not the time to go au naturel. Think of the cameras!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I guess Lu Ann's storyline is going to develop into a stirring vignette on the struggles of the young-steer industry and its devastating repercussions on South Dakota commerce, including hard workers like Lu Ann's pappy, but... I'd rather see Lu Ann throw up her hands and go back to New York. Don't you miss it Lu Ann? The city of ghosts and duplicitous boyfriends?
Friday, July 3, 2009
Okay, there are two ways you can read the thought balloon in panel one.
- Two unrelated thoughts. Eric's not in the paper, and Margo is in India.
- Eric Mills has become an an overnight celebrity whose story, as it unfolds, is considered worthy of daily news coverage, and Margo is raising such hell on the local media that they've agreed to keep Eric out of the news.
Either way, today we see another newspaper? GET AN iPHONE, YA HIPPIE! Jeez! I'm making a tag for newspapers so we can track this printed media madness.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
There's something weird about the first panel to me, and I think it's that Tom thinks this is an appropriate time to count shoulders. From his perspective, it's a mildly troubling but personally irrelevant news event. Like, the kind that the news is saturated with. That's just my take on it though. I've always been weary of mixing sticky international diplomacy issues and romance.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I guess Katy is the offspring of Nora and Tim, and reading the article might get her hopes up that her pops is still alive. Is that the logic? Nora should know better. Even if she (somehow) manage to keeps newspapers out of her home, there are still plenty of places that will sell newspapers to minors. I hear they even stock them in vending machines within some educational institutions. The gall. The unmitigated gall.
There used to be a time when you could go to a Starbucks and use their wireless internet in peace, but now all your hear is the constant russle of papers. News, Sports, Weather, Arts, Entertainment... can't you people go one morning without checking these things?!