Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Architects Are FASCINATING

Sorry for the skipped posts, I think all of us have been busy/disinterested in the fake-bike courier. I'm kind of confused as to why Iris assumed he was a courier in the first place, but don't feel like looking back at past strips to figure it out. Does she just assume anyone riding a bike is a courier? I do like how his fashion-forward scarf (?????) matches Iris's shirt. It's a match made in heaven. Except I get the feeling she's going to try to set him up with Tommie.

I'm digging the bizarre finger-waving response Iris has in the last panel. She's dreamily thinking of an architect she met while traipsing around the world, or something. His name was Ted Mosby.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is fond of her stratagems, Aunt Iris.....

Anonymous said...

Man, though, what is up with her giant, terrifying hand?

Gerard said...

Okay, so Brooks is an architect (we figured he was "important" when the secretary told Iris that "Mr. Brooks is in a meeting," something seldom said of a bike courier). So why, in the second panel, does he have his scarf arranged so he looks like a scoutmaster?
And is he too young for Iris? This strip has trouble telegraphing the age of women. Say what you will about cougars, a recent study (really!) suggests that the cougar phenom is limited to celebrities.

Stephen said...

Iris is a global warming denialist because anyone riding a bike is obviously a messenger and not someone trying to reduce their carbon footprint.