Monday, September 12, 2011

The Crowd Begins to Chant...

Started writing this post before I saw Megan's below, but since there's almost less than nothing to say about today's strip, I'll just post what I had already written.

Hi everyone, Maggie here with the Saturday to Monday beat. Most of the time, I skip Sunday; it's usually a bland rehash of the not-so-interesting things that have happened earlier that week. Plus, everyone looks even whiter in the Sunday strips. So let's skip Sunday and just check out Saturday and Monday, shall we?

Saturday September 10, 2011Monday, September 12, 2011
Oh, sure, I get i--guh-HUNHHH??! I have to read Sunday to see whether Lu Ann accepted Paul's proposal or awkwardly stood there not saying anything until people started to disperse? Fine.
You gotta love those sweet, thoughtful Linskis, all dressed exactly alike, all chanting in unison (except for Dilton Doiley nudging his way in over to the side). Do you imagine the chanting in a deep, numb tone or high and shrill? I'm suddenly sensing a pod people/Stepford wives angle here. Nevertheless, for all her misgivings, Lu Ann has enthusiastically accepted Paul's proposal. Yay! Now, how, where and why will this go wrong?

Not sure what to say about the 9/11 tribute, which is shoe-horned in, but with obvious good intent. For a strip set in New York City, but with very few actual references to the city itself, it seems appropriate. Still, could the colorists have put a little extra effort into the American flag?? Crikey.


Liz said...


Isn't Lu Ann a widow? Because she is acting a little like she has never even heard of "marriage".

"! Is that what this ring on my hand means?"

mrvy said...

If Paul lives long enough for a wedding,I'm betting on pink bridesmaid gowns that Margo will hate. They'll clash with Tommie's hair, but she won't complain.

And Iris returns, as the third "girl" in Apt. 3G.

Anonymous said...

Has anybody noticed that Margaret Shulock's name is no longer on the top of the strip on It now reads Apartment 3-G by Frank Bolle and Lisa Trusiani. Who is this Lisa? Is Lisa taking this strip in a new direction? Are the characters being replaced? Is Lu Ann going to live happily ever after?

The Ridger, FCD said...

I didn't notice, but that's weird, because Lisa Trusiani is who Shulock replaced.

Carlye said...

Has anyone thought about what Margo is going to say when she sees the ring? When she still has her own "bare ringless fingers"!!?

Anonymous said...

The 9/11 tie in may also be do to the fact that Lu Ann lost her husband in Vietnam.