Uh oh. Danger Will Robinson. Slippery slope. Do not get involved. Abort. Abort.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Saturday, August 29, 2009
But if it's not academic counseling we're talking about, I have to wonder: does the Professor have any qualifications to fill in for this Dr. Bryant? My guess is no. Nevermind the credentials; he's reviewing notes by looking at the outside of a manilla folder stuffed to the brim with papers. You've got to open the folder, Professor! Sheesh. Also, shouldn't counselors meeting their patients for the first time at least try to respect personal boundaries? He's leaning his entire head into her bubble.
I'm using Margo from now on when I type something that sounds dirty. It's nice to have a foil.
Friday, August 28, 2009
So... the new storyline is going to be about the Professor? Being a guidance counselor? I have to admit: I did not see that coming. I guess his college-age counselees will bring in a new, younger demographic that otherwise is totally neglected by this strip. Probably they'll all come to the Professor with problems about Twitter and sexting and whatnot. Plus binge drinking, of course! Okay, this should be good.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
I do wonder who's going to get the next juicy plotline. Logically, Lu Ann's the next in line, but as we all know, Lu Ann is constanly getting the shaft when it comes to anyone paying attention to her. (You might say Lu Ann is the new Tommie.) We could be treated to more Margo, as she copes with Eric's death by losing herself in some kind of addiction, either throwing herself into her work or crawling into a bottle or maybe just luring a whole bunch of college age boys back to her room.
My dark horse vote: Ruby!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I'm just going to say it: I think Margo's faking it. She's just too quick with that handkerchief! It's probably a ploy to get poor, sweet Lu Ann to buy her something. I like the first panel better, displaying Margo's thinly-veiled annoyance: "Yes, you can come in, Lu Ann. I guess since I'm awake that means you can just stroll through my room whenever you'd like. No, you're already in here, why don't you stay a while? I'll just fold my fire blankets later."
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Sooooooo yeah, I wouldn't bring him up either.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Now it's Lu Ann's turn; she's waited patiently (for almost a year) for her opportunity to relive her fondest memories of Alan. So Lu Ann, what was your favorite memory of OH MY GOSH, would you look at the time, when did it get so late, I have an early day tomorrow, I think I had too much black wine, thank you for a lovely meal, I'll take my cobbler to go, thanks, BY-YEEEEEEE!
The Sunday strip was pretty comparable to today's strip, but the throwaway panels were awesome:
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Is that joke going to keep working?
Tommie's coming back with a latte cup... full of black wine, no doubt. You'll need it, honey! Meanwhile, Lu Ann has secreted herself away somewhere. Probably powdering her nose. Or choking back her many, many unshed tears. Or talking to ghosts! You never can tell with Lu Ann.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tommie lurks cautiously, probably feeling a little timid without the Professor, who's probably off with Ruby somewhere. I'd put some dirty joke in here about Ruby's peach cobbler and the Professor getting dessert, but I think that would be in poor taste, no pun intended. Actually, that entire sentence came out way dirtier than I expected. Like, way dirtier. Yike.
Also, I thought this whole "Thanksgiving memories" was totally invented, but it turns out they're referring too Thanksgiving '06! (click here for a divine head bobble from Margo regarding said event) To be honest, I'm impressed!
And while I was wading around to see how far back the archives go, I found this comic that made me laugh out loud. Aw!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Whoa! The Professor is showing off his awesome strategy to avoid the social awkwardness of grief: recall another socially awkward occassion! Tommie looks a little unsure, but as long the subject remains Margo-centric, there shouldn't be any problems. Just keep drinking, guys!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tommie: (bursts into 3G renewed and full of confidence) So! Eric was a
great guy, wasn't he?
Margo: Oh my God, could we PLEASE not talk about Eric right now!?
Tommie: (stunned, scuttles back to the Professor)
Also, glad to see the Professor decided to go au naturel.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Lu Ann is right. Grief is socially awkward. While Tommie time travels back to Sunday to reinvite the Professor to dinner, I have to figure out what to say about all these boyfriends dying without sounding insensitive. ....Too late? Anyway, come on, girls! Buck up! I'm sure you'll be able to find a couple of gentlemen who look just like Alan and Eric!
Monday, August 17, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Plus, a lot of people have also probably been in the position of talking with an older gentleman who has suddenly decided to start dying his hair. Prof, I'm going to be honest: it doesn't look so natural, and everyone can tell. How can you be the silver fox to Ruby's cougar if you keep hitting the Just For Men Gel?
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Poor Margo. In her heart, nothing will ever be the same. Except, since this is Apartment 3-G, she will have to be interested in another guy eventually. It's really a weird thing about Apartment 3-G; there is no chance that any guy in this strip is ever going to stay together with one of these girls, no matter how compatible they are. They're just going to get killed by a dope fiend, or disappear in the Tibetan Himalayans, or move to Denver. All these relationships are doomed, DOOMED I tell you!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I mean, I presume we're in New York City here, right? No cabby from Dharamsala would wear guyliner, right? But ......no cabby from New York City would wear guyliner. Much less call someone "mister!" Hey, where are we?!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So it looks like the Small Airport appears to be in the middle of the desert... or maybe it's the badlands. Maybe Cody decided to take her to a National Park instead. Lu Ann probably won't know the difference for a good three or four hours.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I was hoping we'd get a big family reunion going before she left, but there's still hope: Lu Ann promises she'll be back... THANK GOD. I just can't get enough of South Dakota!
Monday, August 10, 2009
I am positively delighted with Lu Ann's expression in the last panel. Is the word I'm looking for "vacuous" or "fatuous"? Why can't it be both?
Okay, so I slacked off this Sunday. I thought, oh, Apartment 3-G always does a kind of cheapo recap, I can afford to leave the laptop off and take several naps instead. HOW WRONG I WAS. I missed so much!First, I missed Margo not meeting the Dalai Lama! I guess that wasn't exciting enough for us to see. Probably a lot of handshaking and smiling, blah blah blah. Instead, we skip right to the action: the hotel room conversation about thinking about going home!
THEN I missed the reappearance of Ruby and the Professor. The Prof looks pretty surprised in the second panel when Ruby says how much she's missed Lu Ann... I'd be surprised too.
And finally, I missed some guy who isn't Blaze but does wear a kerchief try to hurry Lu Ann along to the airport. Come ON, Lu Ann! You don't want to miss that flight! Wait... were they riding the fence line?!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
So now, these two. How the tables have turned, Margo! It burns deep, doesn't it? Nora's probably not doing it to be mean, but her incessant niceness has got to be grating on Margo. Earlier this year she scolded Nora for giving up hope on Tim, and now instead of throwing that back in her face, Nora's all, "We're sisters now, GF!" Sisters in assumed-dead boyfriends!
Or perhaps learning that revenge is a dish best served cold... frozen to death under a pile of snow near the Tibetan border. Ah, too soon?
Friday, August 7, 2009
So Lu Ann's coming back. Finally! But I wonder if we're really not going to get any kind of story arc from this 8-month jaunt to South Dakota. It'd seem a waste to ignore such juicy details of Lu Ann's life on the ranch, like how boring her paintings are and "riding the fence line" (with a BOY!). Mostly, though, I have to ask: are they gonna leave us hanging on the whole young steers thing? I mean.... that really could've gone somewhere.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tommie's having no trouble reaching Lu Ann on her cellphone, despite the fact that she's on the ranch in South Dakota. She must be with Verizon Wireless, America's largest 3G network. Am I right?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
"There must be something I can do to help!" seems like an odd reaction to finding out your friend's boyfriend just died. Sort of like saying, "There must be someway I can bring him back to life!" That's Tommie's "nurse's instinct," I suppose. You can't play God with everyone, Tommie!
More puzzling is Gabriella's suggestion that Tommie call Lu Ann. I guess she means Tommie should call her to break the news so Margo won't have to, but I read it like, maybe you could call Lu Ann and she'll have some ideas to bring Eric back to life. Am I the only one reading it this way?
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Am I surprised that A3G hasn't dissolved into so much punching, with Margo violently lashing out against the Tibetan monks? Yes. Yes I am. However, if she's saving up all her strength for one superpunch for the Dalai Lama, I guess that will be worth it. After all, we know Margo's contempt for saints.
Saturday, August 1, 2009