Monday, March 30, 2015
A. "Okay, Margo," Carla whispered softly. "You don't have to demean me." Her hand gently caressed Margo's shirt collar, absently straightening out a wrinkled lapel, as she had so many times before. Margo smiled inwardly; there would be time enough to demean Carla later.
B. "Okay, Margo," Carla whispered coldly. "You don't have to demean me." She had moved unnervingly close; close enough for Margo to see the anger flash in her eyes. Carla's hand hovered just above her shoulder. Suddenly she felt a strange tightening in her throat. The realization hit her like a ton of squiggle art: Carla was the Sith Lord.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wait...didn't we already find out that one Greg Cooper was James Bond? Like a year ago? That's why he went to London and gave Margo an emerald pre-engagement ring. Is
Friday, March 27, 2015
Typically, there is a hint of who's going to play James Bond: the guy who played him in the previous film. He usually has a pretty good shot at the role, Skyler. But I guess I could see Greg Cooper going Lazenby... rejecting the role after one film, growing a beard and long hair... or in this case, growing an amorphous hat and overcoat.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Margo assumes this because, as the villain, she is the star of 3G.
Also, seriously, Skyler? You're a successful actress in a James Bond movie who takes a completely unknown role and stalks her own publicist? Are you sure you haven't been cast in James Dong: Triple X 7?
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
I hope we do get a couple of days of description of the plot, because I would love to hear Margaret Shulock's interpretation of a Bond movie. "It's called Dr. Live and Let Gold Dying Twice Diamonds is Not Enough. James Bond is back, and this time, it's personal! I'll play the part of Lulu Kachuchu, a lady romantically spurned by Bond, which is enough of a reason for her to try to blow up London, because, men! What can we do without them? Eh? Margo?"
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
bump into Columbo on the street corner and whimper about how lonely she is. If only she had a man! Meanwhile, since Tommie got over her fake fiance grief, she's been essentially whisked away off panel, and Lu Ann, duh, does she even have a job anymore? Curating? Art classes? Homemade jam start-up? I predict T-minus two weeks before she's smooching Mr. Six. By which I mean July 2015.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Thursday March 19, 2015
Friday March 20, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
P.S. It's pretty ridiculous that Margo and Martin and everyone else is like "oh Margo has a lot on her plate right now" when she has one, maybe two things on her plate if you actually count her job.
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Good to see that all of the accent pieces (and Lu Ann's hair) at The Towers are bedecked in kelly green for St. Patrick's Day.
Do you mean it's not easy to muddle through wedding planning/Gabby being silly and superstitious/Margo having a complete crisis of confidence? I feel you brother. It's really hard to come up with funny blog post about it twice a week.
Monday, March 16, 2015
Seriously though, what? If my roommate went over to my dad's hotel room to give him a homemade present, while I'm clearly in a bad mood, AND she wore her sexiest turtleneck? I'd be livid. I have to assume she's only there to run into Mr. Six Flags button-pusher again.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Wow, the intervening months have not been kind to Skyler. She's graduated from the crew neck tee of the bloom of her youth to the blouse of her womanhood. The industry is very hard on women.
Where in the world is this storyline going? Gabby and Martin getting married, Margo verbally berating everyone around her and the return of an incidental character?
Friday, March 13, 2015
Thursday March 12, 2015
Friday March 13, 2015
I have nothing to say about this fugue state we appeared to have entered on Thursday. I'll just say, Skyler, OUCH. I thought she was going to be that random waitress Thelma, but no, just your average blockbuster Hollywood actress, dressed to the top button. She is looking a little worse for the wear. Hollywood/Great Britain ages a person I guess. Not a lot of recurring roles for Bond girls, maybe she's coming back as M?
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuesday March 10, 2015
Wednesday March 11, 2015
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.
Monday, March 9, 2015
Sorry for the lack of posts recently. The three of us were meditating on the Zen koan: if Margo has an emotional meltdown and there's no one around to hear it, does her head still bobble? (Spoilers: of course it does.)
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
According to our labeling system, in the almost-six-year (yike) history of this strip, Margo has cried in four panels total prior to today's meltdown, including one bout of tears that instantly turned to suspicion, and one spell of crocodile tears. For comparison, Lu Ann has eight panels of tears. Seven for Tommie. Apparently she only cried once about the whole "fake fiancee dying in a plane crash" thing? But she spent aaaaaaaaages in a tearless animal ranching funk.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
What is happening to Margo? Maybe she's had some sort of off-panel traumatic brain injury that's causing her to become emotionally unstable. Or Frank Bolle and Margaret Shulock are using Margo's growing isolation and anger as a coded plea to let them stop this strip.
Ordinarily, I enjoy when she's icy and tough, but now she's just being a witch with a b. Watch out Tommie...I hope you're working triples at the hospital again.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Oh no. Margo's second layer of jacket is off, and it was only that thin layer of polyester that was restraining her contempt and the swirl of emotions that have been bubbling her since she began wandering the yellow brick street. Off to the nickelodeon with you insipid blonde roommate!
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Sorry for the belated blogging lately. Maggie is on a well deserved vacation, but that coincided with the release of the third season of House of Cards. The exploits of Frank Underwood were just a tad more interesting than Margo having a crisis of confidence in the the middle of the street.
I find it hard to believe that the event in Margo's life that throws her into an existensial crisis is not her fiancee dying in a Nepalese avalanche or her former assistant trying to glitter bomb her apartment building. It's her mom kind of being a bridezilla.
Saturday, February 28th
You mean the not being hungry is weird? I would think that it is pretty normal that Margo mistreats her