March 18th, 2008

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

In today's strip, Liz tries to sell Françoise on the "Your life won't change too much" party line.

Panel 1: She explains that she and Anthony have been friends for a long time and that won't change. This is a silly thing to say because a three-year-old can't imagine the past, now matter how gifted she is. She will assume that the Universe came into being when she did.

Panel 2: She the goes on to say that now she gets to be his daughter's friend too.

Panel 3: She then asks Francie to say they're friends. The little girl says "Uh-huh" because she's tuned out the Silly Sandwich Lady and her blathering. Francie then asks if she'd like pretend milk and sugar in her pretend tea. Liz says lots of sugar.

Panel 4: Françoise points out that'll make it too sweet for human consumption.

Panel 5: Liz proves that Lynn made this glurgily sweet by thought-bubbling a fridge-worthy piece of foolosophy. Yet again, she's managed to convince herself she's won her future step-daughter over. What I want to see is proof.

Punchline: By all but asking her future step-daughter for permission to be the mother Fate will make her, Liz has borrowed trouble from the future and set herself up to fail.
jungle patrol!


A few weeks ago, The Birmingham News had a "Love it or Hate it" comics poll. According to the results today, 3920 people voted (although I voted four times).

The results for teh Foob are:

66.6% Love it
9.3% Hate it
24.1% Don't care

I apologize for my city.

To put this in context a little, the highest percentage of "Love it" votes went to Pickles, Zits, Blondie, Beetle Bailey, and Baby Blues. Yeah. The most "Hate it" votes went to Doonesbury, Get Fuzzy, Opus, Prince Valiant, and Cathy.

Enchanted dialogue vs. FOOB

The delightful movie Enchanted came out on DVD today. Cute, fresh twist on the whole Disney Princess genre. As I'm hopeless when it comes to imaginative, well-written schmaltz (especially if there are a couple good songs), I had it in my grubby little hands by lunchtime.

Early on in the film, the single-dad father tells (not asks, but then he's portrayed throughout as a caring, concerned, attentive father who is very much in charge of his child) his six-year-old daughter that he's asking his girlfriend to marry him. The stunned and slightly distraught girl looks at him and says "Do I have to give up my bedroom?"

(Apologies for the "vanity" post, but I thought it was an interesting enough similarity to warrant a mention.)