April 29th, 2019

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Wednesday, 1 May 2019

We get a sort of stupid exact words thing when Elly misuses the expression "I'm having the salad bar" by doing so literally.

Panel 1: A little while later, we find Connie and Elly at a restaurant. As she reads from the menu, Connie says that the chicken looks good only for Elly to tell her that she's having the salad bar because she's cutting down.

Panel 2: When Connie asks "What about the soup?", Elly declares that noodles are too filling so she'll have the salad bar.

Panel 3: When the waitress comes to the table, Elly says that she doesn't want a roll because she's just having the salad bar.

Panel 4: When Elly places a plate piled sky-high with vegetables, Connie is aghast because Elly is having the salad bar.

Summary: This is just the latest in a series of strips that show that Elly cheats on her diet without realizing it. A few years ago, she polished off a bunch of leftovers only to turn around and say that she didn't need dinner because she was dieting. Eventually, she'll bellow at innocent baked goods and Liz will call her a fruitcake.
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The new book by Cathy Guisewite: Fifty Things That Aren't Her Fault.

As you know, I have the funny habit of contrasting Lynn with her rival Cathy Guisewite. This has become a bit easier owing to the fact that Cathy has seen fit to publish a book of essays about what she's been up to for the last nine years. While I've only managed to read a few snippets of it, I should think that we're in for what I've come to expect: a warts-and-all self-appraisal of a woman who knows that she has certain behaviour issues that appear very much to be genetic...if her comment about a mother who apologized for giving her her thighs and a daughter who thinks that the perfect legs she has make her look fat and gross is any sort of indication. Lynn talks about fungus people. Cathy wishes that she had appreciated her looks before they actually did go south on her. I think that speaks for itself.