Binky Betsy (cookie77) wrote in binky_betsy,
Binky Betsy

Thursday, June 2

I. Don't. Believe. This. Lynn has officially gone round the bend. The problem is not one-sided to begin with, and this is her solution?

I don't have much to say except that Mike is getting prettier by the day, Weed in panel 3 looks like he should have his lymph nodes checked, and I wonder who's speaking first in panel 4. Mike says "I'll do it" and then Weed declares "OLE!", or the reverse?

Let me tell you a little story. This is not an urban legend; this is true. Some guy's mom was widowed or divorced, and had been dating a man her own age, and then for whatever reason, they stopped seeing each other. The woman's supposedly adult son determined that this man had treated his mom badly, and decided to take revenge by signing the ex up for all kinds of junk mail. Or he was filling out "bill me later" magazine subscriptions in the guy's name. Or both; I forget exactly.

Anyway, the ex was a columnist for the local paper. Soon, a column appeared in which he quietly mused about this: not angry, just wondering who was doing this to him, and what their level of maturity was. Son was dancing around, practically wetting himself with delight, and somehow missed the columnist's pointing out that mail fraud is a federal offense.

I don't know how it ended, but that was a classic example of someone thinking they were getting revenge, and having it backfire on them. I urge everyone to go back and check the Salon links tully_monster posted in the thread about yesterday's strip, particularly the reader responses. In real life, that's the kind of feedback Mike would get. But in the FOOBiverse, the Seaweeds will probably have to leave town and change their names, and Mike will get a journalism award.
Tags: did you know mike is a writer?, kelpfroths, mike an' weed, pattersons against the world, the delicate genius

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