Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quivering Little Worm

Tuesday March 10, 2015

Wednesday March 11, 2015
This is glorious, I tell you. Glorious.

Things Margo is telling a grown-ass man:

  • you make me sick to my stomach
  • you're a quivering little worm
  • I could crush you with my shoe
  • get lost

100% great. Anyone who claims to be Margo's friend should know to prepare for days like this... days when Margo's magnificent rage and despair lock on to you like a heat-seeking missile and turn you to ash. And yet, isn't this why you love her? Don't you deal with weeks, months, years of indifference, ignored calls, expensive meals, unreturned favors, her kooky WASP-y ethnic mother with her silly fortune-teller friend—don't you do all this so you can occasionally bask in the white-hot laser beam of her disparagement?

Look at Sam's face in the second panel on Tuesday. Mingled with fear is the anticipation of pleasure. He's like, "Awww yeah, here it comes, the pay back!" Kudos to Frank Bolle for pulling out a pretty nuanced facial expression.


Maxwell Bacon said...

The blue people are averting their eyes in embarrassment.

Barking Monkey said...

Perhaps I've sat through too many of these, but I'm pretty sure now that Schulock has a side gig writing instructional training video vignettes. I think these panels will be followed by a single plain text panel: "What did Margo do wrong? Did she:

A. Invade Sam's Personal space?
B. Threaten physical violence?
C. Create a hostile workplace atmosphere?
D. Make an unwanted sexual advance?"

fauxprof said...

Why has no one turned this wonderful concept into a TV series? I have the cast all picked out: Bebe Neuwirth as Margo, Jessica Simpson as Lu Anne, and Eddie Izzard (in drag) as Tommie. All the mean played by the same two actors, one blond, one brunette.

fauxprof said...

I meant all the "men", not "mean". Although they are all pretty mean creatures, in the Dickensian sense.

Anonymous said...

I got it! That Diane Devine has put a SPELL on her! Sam has a rash, and Margo is possessed by the devil.

Dawn Weston's Evil Twin said...

Friday's and Saturday's strips raise a lot of questions:
--How does Margo stay in business when she constantly gives her clients the brush-off?
--Why does Skyler look like Lu Ann? or Carol Collins?
--What else does Margo have on her plate?
--What is Skyler apologizing for?

I don't understand any of this!!!