Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Alright, loyal readers. Here are the facts:
1) The official name of the governor's official residence is The New York State Executive Mansion:
Which sounds awesome! If I ever get rich, I'm going to title my house the Executive Mansion. At least my main house. My other houses will probably have more whimsical themes depending on where I construct them.
2) It's in Albany. Here is GoogleMaps route and estimated journey time:
3) I think Governor Trog has a plan to lure Lu Ann to the Executive Mansion with the promise of stellar popcorn, start a movie at 11 PM and then convince her that it's too late to drive to go back to the city and that she should stay in the Samuel Tilden bedroom with it's fine Italianate decor. Ensue hijinks.
4) I can neither confirm nor deny that the popcorn is stellar. Or that it has a movie theatre.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
"If I really cared about the children of this state, I would have given the thousand dollars to the handicapped kids who finished second. But I can't stop thinking about you and this intoxicating outfit that you've been wearing to all occasions for the last week. Say, is that a Pollock on the wall?"
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Now I know Doris doesn't own one of those newfangled television sets (for heaven's sake, she doesn't even go to see those talkies everyone's always going on about), but you'd think she would have at least seen a photo in the newspaper of her own state's Governor... I guess when all men look essentially alike though, it's hard to keep track.
Meanwhile, Peter, what happened to the 3-day rule? Even Lu Ann is saying (not in so many words) "Wow, this is a pretty desperate move."
Side note: What happened to Doris??? She aged rapidly. Maybe she's just losing her eyesight and I should go easy on her.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Peter? Geez Lu Ann, have some respect for the office! That's Governor Troglodyte McCharmer to you. Nothing like flirtatious pillow talk about a children's art project and avoiding eye contact by awkwardly staring into the distance to steam up MOMA like a Swedish sauna. I hope all of the Pollock squiggles are hermetically sealed!
Monday, April 22, 2013
Okay, so for those of you who didn't check out Saturday's strip on your own...
Saturday April 20, 2013
Monday April 22, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
He's so charming, the room is spinning! (Where is everyone standing in this scenario?)
And really, a future president? Maybe of the Hair Club for Men, with the way his hairline is suddenly receding in the second panel (or maybe his face is just drooping down?) But he seems more like Oprah than a presidential candidate to me. "And you get a check! And you get a check!"
Serious question - did the diner come in third place and the academy come in second? He didn't even mention if these are all in the same category... or really much else other than that he likes to give out money. The important thing is, Lu Ann is going to win because she's pretty. Take that, kids with special needs! It's time you learned how the world really works.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lu Ann's left eye is skeptical of what her right eye is seeing from Margo/Winkin' Pete. Is it just me or is the colorist doing something different? Do I see salmon and red in the last panel!?! Do those tuxes have TWO COLORS?!? It's unfortunate that the hunky governor's fabulous cocktail party had to coincide with the museum's "Matron Night" promotion. Find a friend, wear your most frumpy attire, and get buy one get one half off your ticket price!
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
"To be honest with you Lu Ann, when I ran for governor, I thought I would be doing meaningful work. Improving education for all of our children. Reducing poverty. But I'm here at a cocktail party looking at a bunch of squiggles and talking to an air head who thinks that the only important and impartial decision that I have to make today is whether to give her orphan art class a thousand bucks and the key to the city. I've made a huge mistake..."
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"You see, Pollock was the grandfather of the 'squiggle art' movement..." So that's what Bolle has been going for with Lu Ann's paintings and every single other piece of art for the past several years. It almost makes sense... but no, not really. If Pollock bred squiggle art in the A3G universe, I'd say it was for worse.
But enough of that... it's eligible and gorgeous Governor Russo! You can tell he's gorgeous because... hey wait, isn't that James Bond?
He's definitely a charmer, I'll say that. "Wow, you said one thing about art! Gee whiz, you sure know a lot about this whole 'art' thing, whatever that is. Isn't my lack of culture and dismissal of something that clearly interests you endearing?" Actually, James Bond has nothing on him.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Nothing says fancy-schmancy like a crew neck Hanes tee. I don't know what I really expected the A3G "Museum of Modern Art" to look like...do I even have expectations for this strip any more? If I do, what does that say about me?
I guess having all the artwork neatly framed and accented with decorative ficuses (ficusi?) is probably pretty close. I guess Queen Bee wasn't available for a performance piece/the sculpture wing is closed? The Cialis commercial couple in the background is way more interesting than Margo complimenting (what is happening in the world?!?!?) Lu Ann. They're admiring art! They're dancing! They're ready for when the moment is right!
Monday, April 8, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
We'll have to stop and pick up our formal turtlenecks at the cleaners, we've got a man to impress! I'm guessing that Margaret Shulock was not inspired by/plagiarizing the Netflix original series House of Cards, which featuring a gubernatorial candidate/cocaine aficionado named Peter Russo. I'll bet the A3G Peter Russo has way less character flaws. He'll probably just want to use his office to help the war orphans develop their squiggling skills or something...:::yawn:::
Friday, April 5, 2013
And THEN "New in New York" is like, "Wow, this art therapy class that started two weeks ago for war veterans....' children... is something more tourists should know about, because it's good, and it's so gall-dern CHEAP! We'll put it on the short list of what's apparently a competition to determine what's the newest in New York."
Thursday, April 4, 2013
"Oh sure, Rapidly-aging Lu Ann. I've heard of that. It's that thing I should probably know more about than you, given that I'm a publicist." I wonder if Margo just balked at the idea of "for the best price" and refused to be associated with anything so cheap-sounding? I don't know, I've got nothing to explain how disinterested she seems at anything PR-related, since she's ostensibly in PR and has a business that could probably use promotion as well. Does Margo even have any clients she's not in a relationship with?
(Seriously, what is happening to Lu Ann in the second panel? I can't stop looking at it.)
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Mr. Bananagrabber! Ughhh.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Yum! Nothing like ethnic, cured meat stored at room temperature in a tiny purse to whet one's appetite. I hope that Lu Ann put some wax paper in there to absorb the grease.
There's also a fun "What's wrong with this picture" situation with Lu Ann's hands. See if you can find all four!