Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
"Why would I be worried about a head injury? Talking to you, it's clear that a human can survive without cognitive function. I just wanted to get back to my little mullet. Actually, the hospital is where I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, can you believe it? I just thought I wasn't getting enough ruffage!"
Monday, July 29, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
While being bored to tears by this awful storyline and Lu Ann's inane internal observations, I noticed the first non-squiggle painting in the gallery/history of A3G! It's a ramshackle gingerbread house in an overgrown moss forest. What is Frank trying to tell us? Is this the cabin in the woods where they are forcing him to draw Lu Ann talking to Cole for days on end?
Friday, July 26, 2013
Cole: My doctors put me on meds, but I fought them. And then it all changed.
Lu Ann: Things got better?
Cole: No, I had a kid.
Lu Ann: So things DID get better!
Cole: Yes and no. I loved Marty, but being a soldier was all I knew how to do. So I--
Lu Ann: Got a puppy?
Cole: --reenlisted. And it was--
Lu Ann: Fun?
Cole: --harrowing. But what else can I do? None of my experience is applicable to the jobs I'm applying for and I've suffered serious mental trauma. Who will hire me?
Lu Ann: Maybe you can get a job curating art!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Does Lu Ann need to tell herself to be strong because she can't deal with Cole's endless problems and depression? Or does she need to keep herself from being brutally honest and telling him that no, it never gets better, not even after 50 years pass from the time your loved one dies, but maybe that's because everyone's trapped in an ageless, timeless loop of unrelenting melodrama? Stay strong, Lu Ann. Cole doesn't need another burden to bear.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
"My best buddy in the Army was from South Dakota. We were going to come back from Iraq and start the very first shrimping boat business in South Dakota. People told him he was crazy, that South Dakota has no access to the ocean, but they couldn't bring him down. That was his dream, and it became my dream too. We were both members of an elite USO unit...the 117th Flying Fosses. We could infiltrate enemy lines and set up a Rodgers and Hammerstein tribute faster than anybody...anybody! That's what were doing when...the accident happened...The last thing I remember, I was rehearsing I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair. It was a wonderful number, always my favorite...When I woke up, the Flying Fosses were a distant memory. Not like the song Memory, we never did Andrew Lloyd Webber stuff. The government wouldn't pay for decent cat costumes. The doctors said because we in such a remote part of the country, all they could do for my hand was to salvage a pointer finger by lopping off small parts of my other fingers. I can't go back to the Fosses with THIS! I can't even do a simple jazz hand!"
Monday, July 22, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
No, Lu Ann, it looks like the muffled ring/vibration is coming from inside Cole himself! Either that or the awkward ergonomics of that Krazer are causing him to writhe in pain. The best part about this strip is how Cole's joy is presented in the Sunday recap.
It's delightful. A touch of cross eye, a soupçon of boozy smirk and all kinds of bobble. You're welcome.
Friday, July 19, 2013
I think Casey fell over and died of boredom with this strip yesterday, so I'll jump in!
Thursday July 18, 2013
Here we go, coffee and muff—well, fruit. You like fruit, Cole?
Friday July 19, 2013
I hope Cole means he actual talks to a pile of white coats he has stacked up on an armchair somewhere. The coats know there's nothing wrong with sitting quietly!
This is... this is so boring. SO BORING! Where is the Governor when you need him??
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Maybe Marty isn't answering her phone because she put it on vibrate while she was having her lesson with Lu Ann. Not as a matter of etiquette, but because electronic noises frighten and confuse Lu Ann, and Marty didn't want to have to explain that "ring tones are just songs that your phone sings when it's happy" again.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Only in A3G-verse would someone spend two days with the best stylist in New York and look like something the cat dragged in. At least you're back at home with the comfort of your matching green drapes and chair and pumpkin orange lamp shade.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
There's so much to make fun of...satire brain cells overheating!
1) "I liked all the blue paint colors on that swatch, so I painted one wall each color. It's fashion..."
2) "Hold still...I'm just randomly pointing this camera in your general direction. It has a viewfinder, but the shot will be more high fashion if I don't look through it."
3) "MOTHER OF ALL THAT IS HOLY!!!! The light...it burns...IT BURNS!!!"
4) Zoey's got a real delicate way with her clients.
5) I'll bet Zoey bought that gown from a Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman costume department trunk sale. It's prairie chic!
6) "Hey, there's my girl! What a coincidence that I would find you at exactly the place and time of the appointment I made for you/have been receiving a live stream of pictures from!
Monday, July 8, 2013
Actually, this is getting weird.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Friday, July 5, 2013
Thursday July 4, 2013
Friday July 5, 2013
I guess... I guess this is another Lu Ann personality trait, actually, that she just really doesn't give a flip about dresses. Which is shocking, I thought that would be a Tommie personality trait.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I think it's sweet that Lu Ann is exhibiting an established personality trait (don't mess with her hair, she'll just change it back); it's not so sweet, however, that Lu Ann hasn't changed her shirt in a week.
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
I think Barking Monkey was right. That is by far the deepest v-neck ever seen in A3G, and there is no end in sight. It's making Lu Ann's blouse blush!
Margo's playing the field for fun! That means a life of strict celibacy inside the apartment for approximately five months until she embarks on her next adventure, where a man who looks suspiciously like Trey Brooks and Greg Cooper will break down her steely resolve.