Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Best News of All!

The greatest news of alllllllllll... is easy to achieeeeeeeve.... learning to lovvvvvve your news... is the greatest news... of all.

Seriously, though, how is Diane going to follow that statement? "Your decades-deceased mother is still dead, but remember how you thought when she died, her pain was over? Nope! She was still weak and sick, even in death! But now she's not. Cause you're finally making it legal with Martin. So she can stop spinning around in her grave and getting ghost hives about your shameful hussiness. So, yay! Wouldn't you define that as the best news of all??"

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spirits in the Material World

"I'm sensing vibrations here...vibrations from a much older, more haggard woman.  She has lost the raven hair of her prime.  The years have not been kind.  It must be your mother, Gabby!"

It's also good to see that the Ikea kelly green Frümphus collection is popular with all demographics.

Monday, April 27, 2015


If Frank just put a little effort into making Diane look like a stereotypical psychic, I would but enjoying this about 100% more. Scarves, veils, big hoop earrings, tarot cards falling out of her purse, a capes with stars and moons all over it, anything! I mean.. is light brown hair meant to be the watchword—watchhair?—for deceit and chicanery?

Friday, April 24, 2015


Thursday April 23, 2015

 Friday April 24, 2015
I guess that's why the relationship with Margo didn't work.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015


I've said it once and I'll say it again: Hollywood is unforgiving! Are we sure we're not back at the ranch with Jack and Carol?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Home Alone

Didn't Margo just have a breakfast pie/smoothie/whiskey at the diner?  She really is a stress eater.  I'm also pretty sure that potatoes, milk and oranges don't freeze well.  Either that or Margo's ice cream is going to be a little bit melted.   

Monday, April 20, 2015

Stop Pretending

Stop pretending you know me! Stop pretending we're friends! Stop pretending we had a past! Stop pretending we went jacket shopping together! Stop showing up every time I need a tissue! Stop screaming "BLESS YOU" outside my apartment door every time I sneeze! Stop showing up with extra napkins every time I buy falafel on the street corner! Actually, wait a minute, can you plan a wedding?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Stranger Danger

Um...I have no idea who this person is supposed to be.  Maybe Greg Cooper silver foxing it for a role as James Bond in Octogenarian?  Regardless, let's have a few more strips where this guy plays it coy and Margo seethes with white hot rage.  Wouldn't want to keep the storyline moving too quickly.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Not Usually a Wimp

So, is this supposed to be the same guy as this guy and this guy? Because...  I don't know, I kind of hope it's Anderson Cooper and Margo has just waltzed into some fabulous free PR opportunity. Which probably happens to Margo all the time, as one of New York's top publicists.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Margo Keeps Stumbling

Oh my gosh do you think they forgot to color his hair in, or is that actually a gray haired man who doesn't look exactly like Aristotle?

Also I love that this guy has a handkerchief. Is that a thing anymore? Ah, who am I kidding, nothing that happens in A3G is a "thing" anymore.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

No Time for Tears

Look at Thelma... smirking! So smug in her relationship with that sage-suited Cary Grant. On the plus side, I think this is the first time I've ever seen a dog in the strip, and it turned out pretty cute.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Fresh Start

Finally, a booth opened up at the diner! After all this time waiting in the ante room.

Can we just list all Margo's problems right now?
  1. supervising wedding planner/personal assistant Sam
  2. planning this god-awful wedding (when I feel like it)
  3. do I have a drug problem?
  4. hokey charlatan psychic giving Mom silly yet harmless wedding advice
  5. Mom and Dad in separate beds/apartments/buildings undermines confidence in engagement
  6. clients not getting any good parts
  7. clients getting too many good parts and now I have to work, yick
  8. Carla is so clingy
  9. now I have to do my own faxing
  10. did I hire an extra employee? maybe she can do the faxes
  11. make sure roommates still cooking/cleaning the apartment
  12. keeping my girlish figure after all these breakfast pies
What am I missing?

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Just Plain Crazy

It has been painful, Margo.  I didn't get the impression that Gabby was paying Diane, but what would a good flim flam artist be without a little ill gotten gain? 

Friday, April 10, 2015

What's the Point?

Oof. This gee-I-never-thought-of-it-like-that-before, it-could-always-be-worse, yike-what-if-I-were-a-waitress-seamstress plot twist will only be worth it if A. it turns out Thelma and the diner were a figment of Margo's imagination all along or B. after this conversation, Margo busts out of the dining twirling around and singing "New Attitude" by Patti LaBelle.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Sick of my Client[s]

Um. Thelma. That's a jean jacket. I'm over here. At the desk you sat me at. Remember? You poured my smoothie into this little mint wallet?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Tuesday Recap

Hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend!

Saturday, April 4th

Another day another strip where Margo loses her @$#! with a blonde in a pink blouse.  They all just kind of run together.  Kind of like Lu Ann/Carla/Thelma's faces.

Maybe Margo's outbursts can be explained by a vitamin deficiency or something.  It's certainly not explained by the stress of sort of ignoring one client and being tangentially involved with planning her mother's wedding.

Monday, April 6th 

"You're one of the few people that I can verbally berate.  I mean one of the few people left that I haven't already verbally berated."  Do you think that Margo hulk shredded her purple blouse demanding a drink and had to quickly change into a purple turtleneck?

Tuesday, April 7th

Margo Magee, trying to pull a full Don Draper and start drinking the hard stuff in the morning.  I'm impressed that Thelma can make a smoothie what with the diner's apparent lack of any restaurant appliances.  I'd recommend something with bananas or berries.  They are supposed to relieve stress and anxiety, according to a cursory Google search.

Friday, April 3, 2015

Missed You!

Finally, a blonde with flippy hair that will serve Margo without question. The usual, Thelma! Eggs and bacon and toast and pancakes and pie and put it all in a bowl and cover it with boiled potatoes!

Thursday, April 2, 2015


................Amy? Not in the history of this blog has there been an Amy. And yet here she is, empathizing. Does Margo really require three assistants, or is Amy just a friend of Carla's who also happens to be lined up to interview for Carla's spot? She's wearing the watch color of canary yellow. Maybe she'll be the next to smoke bomb a piece of Margo's real estate.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Wrongful Termination Suit

 Tuesday, March 31st

Margo is technically correct.  Blondes with flippy hairstyles in pink blouses are interchangeable in this strip.  But Carla is still storming up the steps to her room office to call Gloria Allred to file the paperwork for her wrongful termination suit.

Wednesday, April 1st

Carla is displaying all the characteristics of a perpetually emotionally abused employee.  Instead of telling Margo to take this job and shove it, she is following from  the office library to the decorative fruit bowl trying to come back for more beratings.  Get some self respect, girl!