March 29th, 2008

Royally Peeved Candiru

Saturday, March 29, 2008

If I know Lynn, she's going to show Grandpa Chinnuts having a flashback showing Marian wearing the Miracle Dress. All I can say is "Bring it, Lynnie!"

Consider it brought!!

Panel 1: Liz asks Jim if he remembers his dress as if she's adressing an imbecile. No big surprise there. April is the only person who thinks that Jim is still in there. He responds as best he can given that he's a lucid man stuck in the living Hell of having a dysfunctional shell of a body.

Panel 2: She explains very carefully that she and Creepthony have decided to get married and she wants his blessing to wear the Miracle Dress. I'm so impressed that she didn't subject him to the "We're taking it slow" crap, I almost don't mind that he says yes.

Panel 3: As she expresses her gratuitude for his granting permission for somthing she was going to do anyway, Iris, the Confused Oracle tells her that he'll be soooo happy to see her walk down the aisle with Awfulny.

Panel 4: Iris again subjects him to being treated like a simpleton as she all but commands him to be happy.

Panel 5: Too bad that he cannot fulfill that request. As we see him thought bubble about his walking Marian down the aisle, we are reminded that his best days are behind him. We also realize that his deep sadness at days gone by will be misinterpreted by stupid, silly people.
Calm Candiru

Sunday, March 30, 2008

In today's strip, we say Happy Belated Brithday to Jim. Too bad this is the last time we'll be saying it.

Panel 1: John and Elly are driving somewhere with a casserole in tow. This must mean they're going to see Jim.

Panel 2: This assumption is confirmed by their entering his building.

Panel 3: Iris greets them at the door. Given how rarely people show up, her enthusiam is, sadly, understandable.

Panel 4: She explains to Jim that Elly and John brought over a roast beef dinner. This is because she is unsure if he remembers who these two are and what that smell is.

Panel 5: She then gushes about how happy he is to see them. At his age, he'd be happy to see Hannibal Lecter so that isn't much of a compliment.

Panel 6: She volunteers to cut his steak for him...

Panel 7: And use the special fork. His facial expression indicates that he's gotten used to Iris treating him like a toddler.

Panel 8: Elly asks her if Jim knows this is his birthday party. Iris says she isn't sure. This, of course, means that she wouldn't risk antagonizing the doctor by having his condition re-evaluated. This will backfire on her in a few days when they want to wash their hands of guilt over not seeing him when he was alive. Suddenly, the woman who did so much will not have done enough.

Panel 9: She then goes on to say that even if he doesn't, it doesn't matter 'cause he's still with them.

Panel 10: She then delivers a fridgeworthy remark about every day with him being a celebration in its own right. Jim, on the other hand, wants his cake NOW! It's his 87th birthday, after all.

Hypothesis: If Jim does not die at the reception, his death will precipitate the Settlenuptuals.