May 10th, 2005

Tuesday, May 10

Panel 1: Who's that guy talking? Is it Gordo? If it is, he of all people should have known better than to take a bed frame COMPLETELY APART!

Panel 2: Lost a bolt? Gah! As noted elsewhere on this blog, it's not necessary to remove every. single. nut and bolt, even if you do have to take the frame apart! Mike and his pals are too old for this idiocy! This is the kind of thing you do when you're a freshman in college, not a parent of two! And Mike helpfully points out that "The frame's not right." Uh...yeah. That's like saying that the reason there's a high crime rate is that a lot of people are committing crimes.

Panel 3: More onamatopaea. Only I hardly think a "wonky" (yes, I know what it means) bed frame would be giant-block-letters loud. What is it, the Tell-Tale Heart?

Panel 4: Whoever said that Mike looks like a woman is spot on. And ha ha, I get it, he's talking about s-e-x! But what exactly is Deanna's expression there? Advance mortification at the idea that other people will hear the bed squeaking? Merrie won't know what it means, love, so calm down. Or does she need a moment to process Mike's statement? Or is it just a look of terror at the idea that she'll be lying back and thinking of Canada with this androgynous person who has sweat droplets flying off of his (?) forehead?

And word to peaches over on Elly's Revenge who said that the sensible thing to do would be to sleep on the mattress and box spring, and worry about the bed frame the next day. Unless, of course, you're a Perfect Patterson and can't function outside your comfort zone. This sequence is making me see Breath From Lizard in a new light. At least she's trying, and apparently able, to adapt to a more rustic lifestyle.