April 22nd, 2005

Friday, April 22

Okay, so it's confirmed: The Morsel does indeed have chin spinach.

And I should clarify my post from yesterday. "Way-ul" is simply West Virginia code for "Lissen up, ya'll; I got one-o them original thoughts!" Not the same as beginning a post with "Um".

Panel 1: Does Morsel have two right arms? And why is he wiping the counter with a kleenex? And in panel 2, he almost appears to be ogling John. Perhaps April's interest is misguided?

Panel 3: Carve anatomy on a filling? I'm going to assume that's accurate. In fact, I'm wondering if all this jargon is a result of Lynn's real-life hubby telling her that he feels shortchanged, and she should reintroduce the readers to the wonderful world of dentistry.

Panel 4: Well, wow! Lynn used a slang term that actually exists!

Panel 5: John's taking a look around. Like, he's preparing to say goodbye because he knows it's inevitable that Morsel will take over? Or has Morsel's enthusiasm made him see the clinic with new eyes? But what I really wonder is, how does John avoid hitting his head on that hat rack every day?

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the_berserker says:

"The Toronto Star recently ran an article about Lynn's visit to Toronto for a dental convention at which she was honoured for her portrayal of dentists in FBOFW. If anyone's interested, I can try to find the article and post more.

And Jan Wong, a columnist for The Globe and Mail (another Canadian newspaper) used to have a weekly feature about her lunches with the famous and infamous. If I recall correctly, her appraisal of Lynn was rather unflattering. I think the column was one of those published in Wong's book, which I have. If anyone's interested, I could check it out and post a few choice quotes."

Please do! Both articles! I'd love to hear!

ETA: Woohoo! Thanks in advance!