February 11th, 2007

Monday, February 12

"An'"s: One.

Panel 1: Ah, jeez. We're never going to hear the end of this, are we. Or perhaps this IS the end of it, for a while at least: Mike was saving the best for last. And of course Mike will get free legal advice.

Panel 2: O. M. G. "How does it feel?" "Tight, man." That CANNOT have been unintentional. That and the fact that they're in silhouette. Not to mention the placement of the arms. And of course Mike would gripe about having to wait a whole month for his tremendous, improbable advance.

Panel 3: Notice what's missing? Nowhere does he say "look for a new place." He just accepts "living in chaos." All that spoiled princess April's fault, no doubt. It certainly couldn't be because you guys should have shown taillights a month ago.

Panel 4: A party.

Panel 5: Crimeny crumbcake. Even Weed has not progressed since college. Sure, right, a party. Not a new house, not a weekend away and alone with Mike's long-suffering baby machine. Just PA-AR-TY.

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Now, about "boxcar". When I declared it the new word, I was thinking of having it used the way [Margo] is used at Joshreads. http://joshreads.com/ Over there, they use it a) sparingly b) in place of the F-word only, and c) only in extreme cases. I'm not ready to ban it entirely, certainly, but I would like to request that people think before they [boxcar]. Before you submit a post with [boxcar] in it, ask yourself, "Have I used it already today? Have three other people already used it in the same context? Does it appear more than once in this post? Am I using it because I'm truly at a loss for other epithets? Am I using it as a verb, rather than just randomly in place of any curse word or vulgarity?" If the answers are yes, yes, yes, no, no, then don't use it.