Oh oh!!!!!!! Everyone, I need your help… I think:+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++When I read today’s comic… I had the eerie impression that BURL was actually being subtle, witty, and a bit profound!!!! Here is why:+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++To me in my initial read, Burl saying “Well, someone’s exaggerating here, Patty.” actually has TWO distinctly different, but ACCURATE interpretations. The comment could potentially be directed at Joy or the comment could be directed at Patty. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Joy would be the obvious target for Burl’s statement (especially from Patty’s standpoint). But, Patty using the term “always” in describing her Mom’s behavior is in reality just as much an overstatement (aka, an exaggeration) and could be the target for Burl’s statement (and, potentially if Joy interprets it this way, may keep her from being hurt by Burl’s comment). +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++This sort of statement by Burl is far to sophisticated a use of language for him. He is almost never subtle, almost never witty, and almost never profound. To have THREE good attributes occur simultaneously….. it seems fly against the very structure and fabric of nature. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++So, folks, what is going on here? How have I misinterpreted this comic to have belief in these utter impossibilities of Burl being three good attributes at once? I admit to regularly consuming Brain Bleach to build up immunity for the potentially horrific imagery I might see from one of our comic Crustwoodians, and while I do also admit to perhaps mixing the brain bleach with a wee bit of bourbon to improve the flavor and general palatability, I assure you I do not overindulge. So, please, please help me to understand.