Agnes by Tony Cochran

Agnes

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  1. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    everything needs an expiration date.

  2. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    When Agnes is a 22 year-old performance artist living in an old school bus with no running water,

    and Trout says she heard Bob’s software company was just awarded a government contract worth millions..


    she’ll be searching her 2nd-hand, 5-year-old laptop for the “unspurn” key.

  3. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    He might be your only chance Agnes.

  4. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, about 2 years ago

    @QuietStorm27

    That’s a sad thought.

  5. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, about 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Hahahahah!! I love you – I want my office desk moved next to yours so I can figure out how your mind works!

  6. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, about 2 years ago

    What does she have against him, anyway? His lack of hair?

  7. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, about 2 years ago

    @Tom Flapwell

    she spurns everybody. He’s just the one who is not also disinterested in being friendly.
    -
    and his hair is probably that short just to get rid of or avoid lice — that or his folks aren’t particularly skilled at cutting of hair.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    Unfortunately Agnes shows she can be a very low person as well. Trout is her friend, speaks truth to Agnes’ fantasizing. Poor Bob is probably alone and wants a friend too.
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    Times like these I don’t like Agnes at all. She is petty and cruel here. Not a shining human trait.

  9. Uskoke

    Uskoke said, about 2 years ago

    A lover spurned, a lesson learned…

  10. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Frugal…

    Aw…. shucks.

    blush…

    Thanks.


    But… hey… I don’t think you want to look into my mind….
    It’s dusty and disorderly and absolutely stuffed with mismatched things….

  11. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Anyhow…. I don’t see Agnes as spurning everybody….yet.


    At this age, she still desperately wants to be popular and admired,
    even though if she became such, I think she’d soon feel stifled.


    She’s got nothing to worry about on that last score though cos no one except Trout talks to her.


    And in spite of Ms. Newman’s usual dour take on their relationship, the two of them have a very tight bond.
    They’re merely at an age when ALL emotions are embarrassing….

    Did you never, in pre-adolescence, hate it if your mother hugged you,
    or say you’d NEVER love your sister….

    So their friendship, too, is expressed in sarcasm and digs.


    Agnes doesn’t hate Bob. She’s embarrassed cos he likes her;
    in some complicated way, she’s also convinced he must be a pariah,
    cos nobody socially acceptable could like her….


    And she derives her only source of social power by spurning the ONE person she thinks might be “beneath” her…
    (Mostly because he’s willing to like her. )


    Inside, she’s a bit proud of his attention…
    and maybe even attracted….
    which she’s too young to handle.

  12. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft said, about 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    Very, very, VERY clear-eyed comment. I’d love to get to know you.

  13. lin4869

    lin4869 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Tom Flapwell

    or perhaps his misshapen head?

  14. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo said, about 2 years ago

    @SusanSunshine

    I’d still be willing to peek in on what Agnes and Trout or up to then, and probably get a kick out of it.

  15. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, about 2 years ago

    In the words of Joe Pesci, “Were you talkin’ to me? You must be talkin’ to me because I’m the only one here."

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