Monday, August 11, 2014

Friendship Blossoms

I don't know, maybe I'm worrying for nothing, but... if we're a vet, should we be taking care of animals? Do people around here have animals that need taking care of? Are we billing them? Speaking of bills, I'm not positive when bills are due for like, water and lights. Do we have a mortgage on this... small campus? Also, Tommie, have we been paying you? Perhaps in small bags of yellow feed corn? But anyway, I'm super glad we're becoming friends! Can I get you a green box of cereal? Or a change of clothes?

7 comments:

Downpuppy said...

This one works much better if you ignore the words. Make Choochoo noises! Imagine whats going on from the waist down. Hum Yakety Sax! Cut out the last 6 weeks of strips, shuffle them randomly & make a book.

Any of these can provide seconds of fun.

TimP said...

"Maybe I'm worrying for nothing. Maybe we'll just kind of retread over this same conversation week after week with occasional details thrown in at random and then forgotten just as quickly. Maybe I, too, will just disappear from the strip never to be spoken of again."

Meanwhile, off panel, a voice whispers sotto voce "Big Wheeeeel"

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

I just re-read the last month's worth of strips! Just for fun! I have to say, I loved watching the distant, standoffish, prickly relationship between Carol Collins and Tommie Thompson develop into a delicately tender friendship, and I loved revisiting their endless conversations, dissecting each sweet nothingness ... Oh, BARF!

bwebster said...

Is it just me, or does Carol's lower jaw always appear to be on the verge of falling off her face? I keep thinking of the mother in "Brazil" who keeps undergoing plastic surgery and has more and more bandages to hold her together.

Ken's Orange Overcoat said...

Nailed it, Maggie!

:o)

Flip West said...

Who syndicates this! Is there a website I can go to and beg them to stop this torturous storyline? Heck, I want Tommie gone for good and replaced by some other stereotype that then has everything non-bland bleached out of her...

NonnyMus said...

@Dawn Weston's Evil Twin,

Why?!?!?!? Are you all right??



@Flip West,

Comics Kingdom syndicates A3-G, but if they've been happy with Mags Shulock's performance since 2000 or so, they'll still be happy. Granted, things actually happened the stupid storylines she came up with before this one. Also, the stories were set in NYC, as is traditional with a comic set in NYC. This banal, boring pap is enough to make one long for the days of firebombs and brain tumors!