January 20th, 2006

Friday, January 20

Panel 1: Ah, so here we get the context for "Mira Has Alzheimer's" or whatever's being led up to. Or perhaps it's another variation on the old theme "I Hate Change. Everybody Stay The Same Forever An' Ever Amen." ETA: And once again, the stem of the talk balloon looks like ectoplasm.

Panel 2: Is Mike even listening?

Panel 3: Oh, so NOW Deanna admits Wilf watches too much TV! Yet another observation she keeps to herself.

Panel 4: Whoa. Doesn't it take a few more years than this before married couples start to look alike?

Seriously, though, about Mike's comment. I read a theory, years ago, about mathematical relativity and ages. If a woman has her first baby at 20, she is twenty times as old as the child. When she is 25 and the child is 5, she is five times as old as the child. When she is 30 and the child is 10, she is three times as old. 40 and 20: twice as old. 50 and 30: one and two/thirds. 60 and 40: one and a half. In short, the parent's ascendancy decreases as the numbers go up. And before you know it, the child is telling the mother "Make sure you go to the bathroom before we leave!"

Saturday, January 21

Before I start, I just want to give you guys the praise you deserve. Your comments were much more insightful than my blah entry. So kudos to you!

Panel 1: That's actually a cute shot of Robin. But what's Merrie up to? Does she really want to play, or does she want to get him in trouble, like she did earlier?

Panel 2: Oh, man, the Pattersons Redux even sleep with their backs turned to each other. Mike has an alert ear, I guess, or perhaps he wasn't really asleep, but stressing about his writing.

Panel 3: Eek! Merrie looks like Ann Darrow in the clutches of King Kong!

Panel 4: Good lord, Mike looks like he has boobs.

Panel 5: Well, who didn't see that coming. Gah, the endless cycle of the joke about the endless cycle. But why does Deanna have bug eyes? Regretting her "planned accident", perhaps? Anyway, this is a flawed reasoning. I don't see how being the parents of a toddler in your twenties affects the aging process in your fifties. ETA: Anyway, what exactly is so stressful about picking up your kids and handing them over to your wife, or putting them back in their beds? That's really all we ever see him do with Merrie and Robin: pick them up and put them away like toys.