June 24th, 2006

Alternate universe?

Hmm, Liz feels insignificant. That must be a new feeling for a Patterson, since the FOOBiverse revolves around them. No wonder she's uptight. Good. I hope Paul barely gives the little bitch a passing glance ever again.

So, they knew each other when they were 16? At the pow-wow trail? $100 says that "get together" means "we went to third base behind the baloney and bannock stand."

Notice how Paul's eyes are positiviely popping out in the first three panels as he stares at Susan. Love it. His lust for her could not be more obvious. Which makes i thard to understand why his arm is around Liz in the last two panels. Maybe because he's so gobsmacked with love at first sight that he needs support, or he'll topple over. It's sure not affection!

Nice provocative, come-hither pose by Susan in panel 4. Her hips are cocked and clearly saying, "Hey Mountie, wanna hump like two teenagers at a pow-wow?"

Another $100 says that if we see Susan again, she will be dressed in a much sexier, more stylish fashion.

As Liz would say, if this is love, I'm loving it! That dimwit deserves everything she gets. It's even more hilarious to me that it seems like Paul is not just thinking of dumping her...he's simply momentarily forgotten she exists at all. Excuse me while I squeal with delight.

Okay, who has emailed the Lynnions before?

sacrerouge wants to register her(?) opinion on current plot developments. I posted a link to the email form in the "Q and Eh!" section, but I'm not sure that's the most direct route. I know there are people who have contacted the Lynnions in the past, and at least one who's gotten a response. Can anyone help?

Last year, during the "going-after", there was one person who said they were thinking of emailing and saying, "I'm new to the strip! Who is Anthony? He looks older than Liz; is he a cousin, or an uncle?"..."Oh, her boyfriend from high school? Well, are they still dating?"..."You're kidding! He's MARRIED?! Does Liz KNOW he's married?!" And so on and so forth, continuing to play innocent until s/he hopefully had them cornered. But as far as I know, they never did, or they would have shared the results with us. Would have been brilliant, though. I would have done it myself, but I'm pretty sure my email address was red-flagged after I sent Lynn a sizzling email regarding the Roadside Becky allegations.

Sunday, June 25

Before I start, I'd just like to backtrack to the funeral sequence. When Elly first broached the subject with Jim, and he yelped, "But I'm still here!" I immediately said (under my breath, of course; I was in an internet cafe) "Shut up; you'll be stone dead in a moment."

Also, a side note: It is so great to be back on my own computer! I've been using Cookie Monster's laptop, and as grateful as I am for his generosity, I was about fed up with the embedded keyboard, the delete button that only worked backwards, and having to look down at the screen instead of straight ahead. Now I'm really HOOOOOOOOOOOOME!

Now, on to the strip!

Panel 1: I can tell by her stance, her firm grip on the broom handle, and her grim profile, that Elly is going to war with the household once again. But where did her arm-flap extensions go?

Panel 2: For once, her ass is not huge...but why does the crack go almost up to her waistline?

Panel 3: Ah, the ever-morphing front porch. Or is it the back porch? In any case, it's not efficient to sweep so forcefully. Some of the dust/dirt will settle back down in the area you were going over. But of course, the Pattersonian philosophy is that performing a task with great vigor makes up for poor skills.

Panel 4: Gah, another ass shot! And that swish mark makes it look like she's killing a rat or something.

Panel 5: Oh for cryin' out loud. Unless it's autumn and there are leaves on the ground, who has to put that much force into sweeping a walkway?

Panel 6: More silhouette, more swish, more ass. And gee, I wonder if John's gonna make some dumbass remark.

Panel 7: Okay, I'll note Elly's bowleggedness first, then go on to the John's return to his eighties-era piggishness. Laughing, holding a beer, and acting condescending while Elly's doing what many would call men's work anyway.

Panel 8: Well, surprisingly, Elly has progressed since that era. Presumably, she didn't throw anything at his head or swat him with the broom. John looks pissed -- at Elly, or himself? He's not sweeping any better than Elly, though. And is Edgar merely astounded that John has been so neatly put in his place? Or was he hiding out of sight to avoid being hit with random dirt particles, then returned when he sensed Elly going back inside, only to find that the danger is not past?