Tuesday, January 31, 2012
On a side note, I hope that by "practice" Nurse Ratchet means that she'll be working closely with an experienced nurse-midwife to gain the critical skills that she'll need to one day, with proper training, work as a solo nurse-midwife. I hope Nurse Ratchet isn't so masochistic as to throw Tommie into a room with a birthing mother and say "It's just like baseball, just watch the ball into your glove."
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Ha ha ha, soooo awesome!! I can just imagine Lu Ann and Ruby, embarrassed, piling into a cab as quickly as possible. Or, as the Captain suggested, piling onto the Pacific Princess.
In honor of Casey's birthday, which is today, I've also prepared this alternate panel, which I think better explains what's really going on:
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Margo had an unhappy childhood, in which her poor immigrant birth mother gave her up to Margo's biological father and his wife crazy ol' Bobbie. Bobbie didn't like Margo much, but she grew up rich and entitled and wound up having a pretty good relationship with both her birth parents. Misery rating: one bowl of gruelBased on this information, I predict Tommie's unhappy childhood will divulge itself along these lines:
Lu Ann had an unhappy childhood, in which her poor teenage birth mother gave her up to Lu Ann's biological uncle and his wife, crazy ol' Vera. Vera didn't like Lu Ann much, plus there was crazy ol' Craggleface to contend with, but she wound up escaping and having a great relationship with her birth mother (TBD on father figure). Misery rating: two bowls of gruel
Tommie had an unhappy childhood, in which she awakened from a pod-like capsule fully grown, naked, and covered in slick, gelatinous membranes. Fleeing the corn field which hosted her birth sac, she went from house to house, knocking on the door and asking "Will you be my mother?" Eventually Mrs. Tommie let her in, washed off her birth goo, and went to work making her as dull as possible. Frocks buttoned to the top button. Dinners of chicken broth and raw potatoes. Tommie always complied, not knowing any better, without even religious fanaticism or video games to distract her. Eventually Tommie went to New York, and her mom visited once. Misery rating: four fluid-filled birth sacs
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Now, you might say "Oh, but it's different with your real mother. And Ruby is so sweet with her bows and the fungus growing from her head..." But let's remember, this is the woman who pretended to be Lu Ann's cousin for who knows how long (no, seriously, I have no concept of the timeline of this strip. It could potentially only have been 5 days ago that Ruby arrived) and grew close to her, never revealing her identity until she was forced to. Even though she was a fully grown adult and shouldn't be afraid of being sent off to a girls' home again. She's no prize either. And I give it about 4 strips before Lu Ann is whining, "But, Mooooom, I don't WANT to wear the pink bows in my hair. You're the worst real mom ever!"
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
How is Lu Ann going to make this easier? Alcohol? Bribery? Cheerful yet inspirational squiggle art? I hope Ruby packs her strongest hair bows, because things could get messy out there on the ranch...
Monday, January 23, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
I, for one, was hoping for more details. Who's Lu Ann's father? How did Ruby find herself a knocked up, presumably unwed, fifteen year old girl on the South Dakotan prairie? Am I correct that South Dakota has prairies? Can someone draw me a family tree?
How many sick and injured children has Tommie saved since last we saw her. And how many of those children were poisoned or run over by Margo?
Friday, January 13, 2012
Or at least some bobbling!
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
It does amuse me to think of Ruby as a fifteen year old teen mother. The bows keep in all of her secrets.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
RUBY?!? Really?!? But Lu Ann doesn't like to wear bows in her hair!
Friday, January 6, 2012
Mim telling Lu Ann she's adopted would have the added benefit of Lu Ann equally shocking Mim by telling her she's adopted today. I predict Saturday's strip will play out like this:
Mim: No, I meant that you're adopted!!
Lu Ann: (bobbles violently) Huh??!
Both: Wait, I'm adopted?? (more bobbling)
Both: (faint, heels up in the air)
Hilarious sound effect: BOOM
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Comment on Janey #1: I think you always know which Janey is going to show up. The hideous, craggleface one. (Shout out to Megan)
Comment on Janey #2: "She literally couldn't have been nicer. I mean, she called me a whore and said my daughter was the anti-Christ, but she did say good morning, so I think that's just about her capacity for human kindness."
Comment on Janey #3: Someone mated with that thing???
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Anyway, what this means is that
- Mim could be Craggleface Janey's daughter!
- Mim is def younger than Lu Ann (child-raising ages a woman)
- Lili is approaching seven years old, so they're going slow and steady putting her in daycare. No need to rush these things! Either that or, you know, the A3G Time Warp. I guessssssss... that's more likely.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
A) appears to be the exact same age and...
B) looks just like Aunt Iris without glasses/wrinkle lines.
But seriously, what the hell kind of name is Mim? Is it a typo? Should it be Mimi? After 40 years, are they just out of names for characters? It would figure that Lu Ann's horrible family would give one of their own a terrible half-name like Mim. I'll bet old craggleface came up with that one herself. Blogger doesn't want craggleface to be a word, but I'm coining it!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Friday, December 30th
Is Queen Bee coming? Because I don't really want to get bogged down in that storyline if we're going to get cheated out of more Queen Bee. This strip is great for so many reasons. Margo's narcissism is pitch perfect. If you really hate being immodest then you wouldn't say things like "I'm amazing!" Maybe we can all learn from Margo's self confidence. Also, Lu Ann has the perfect look of panic in the last panel. Like she was secretly hoping that Margo and Tommie would forget about her news, but Margo puts her right on the spot. You can see her holding back her worry bobble.
Saturday, December 31st
Atta girl, Lu Ann, just tear it right off like a Band Aid. Didn't Tommie like Paul? Did she even meet him? Tommie and Lu Ann really did not want to go to/be in this wedding. So that's the final nail in the coffin I believe, everyone can mail back the blenders the bought as gifts. What do you think that we'll follow next: Tommie's new 8-track album or Margo's star-studded opening?