TJ: Ready to see your love lair? Toni: Sounds cozy! toni: oh! Brad: did you say "cozy" or "crazy"? Tj: and-extra soundproofing
January 17, 2018
I’m with Brad on this one.
I see that TJ got the “Greg” brand, from the local Ikea…
You can tell TJ was thinking ‘outside the box’… He figures they’ll much rather enjoy counting the facets on the mirror ball, in place of counting sheep…
No, but really… at the end of the day, it’s very fitting, the “Love” decoration on the wall, as part of the overall motif throughout the room… A wonderful and positive reminder for the couple. as they both enter and exit their ‘Love Lair’ each day!
Sound-proofing is forward-thinking at its finest.
Is there a mirror on the ceiling too?
Subtle, TJ, very subtle.
Brad and Toni are forgetting their own words.
“A Couple’s Retreat”
“Let Them Have Lair Cake!”
“The Real Rest Room”
“Inner Sanctum, Outer Chaos”
“It’s Gonna Take A Lotta Love… " (♪)
“It’s Also Gonna Take A Lava Lamp…”
“Lookin’ For Some Hot Stuff To Fill This Mug…” (♪)
“In Search Of The Lost Treasure Of Sleep”
“Sunrise, Sunset… I Think…”
“Don’t Be Alarmed!”
“And, I Think I’m Going Out Of My Bed… " (♪)
“You’re Over A Rest!”
“A Bitter Pillow To Swallow, Especially When You’re Dreaming”
“That Blanket Look, On Your Face”
“Lair, Lair, Pants Over There!”
I just scroll past…..
Gee, Brad- what’s that ribbon down the middle of the bed for? Demarcation?
And the “hot stuff” is sleazy at this point and…a LAVA lamp? What century are you from, anyway, TJ?
I would share the same observation! The ‘reposts’ seem inflammatory at ‘best’, and inciting at worst. On the thin surface, they seem couched in “polite” words, but just underneath, the condescending tone of a put down.
Lava Lamp on the nightstand, fire hazard anyone?
Design by “Better Brothels and Gardens”.
OK, so TJ’s taste in decor is a little over the top… but I give him credit for recognizing that the couple needs a retreat and room for romance! Now waiting to see whether his home makeover also includes room for Shannon…
TJ – Did you study decorating with Liberace? I think I don’t wanna know what more TJ has in mind to accommodate. My recommendation is that TJ go out somewhere for a few beers… BTW – this would be a really bad time for Toni’s brother to show up with Shannon.
I wonder if TJ also fixed it so the bed vibrates…..sigh.
I bet they’re too tired to care.
I know he had a small budget, but, that looks like a kiddy bed!
It’s a good thing the walls are sound proof all you will hear T.J. Is Zzzzzzzzz
“So, TJ, how’s that apartment search going?”
“….extra sound-proofing because I know how y’all get.”
I think TJ is more girly than Toni is.
I have a web filter to keep out nasty stuff. It won’t let me see this comic when I ZOOM IT! How weird is that?
Ah, yes – the “Niagra Falls Honeymoon Suite” decor…
Do they need quarters for the bed?
I see a very underserved market for interior designers…….adult ones, as in emotionally mature and in their right minds.
Make her scream like a banshee Brad.
Given that you say that at times you are trying to show how silly comments from the past were:
1. Where is the kindness in that?
2. Where is the sense of community in that?
3. Where is the maturity in that?
At first i had thought that being in Australia your schedule was simply off enough from the rest of ours that you could only address comments the next day though you have since replied in the same day. You have not been addressing comments, just repeating them which reminds me strongly of a lonely but socially unskilled eight year old boy at recess trying to annoy the other kids by repeating their words verbatum instead of actually participating and contributing. Everyone has, of course, at times felt that bolluxed by community and from not knowing how to fit in, but here it is easy. A person jumps in and for the most part tries to be considerate. Everyone has off-moments, difficult days, but most bring sometjing worthwhile to the discussions, so except for a few who sadly think too often that their way of getting attention should be complaining, repeating repetitively, or being antisocial (despite some of them at other times adding perceptive and intriguing comments and questions) people mostly get along well except for times when life is just a bit too heavy treating each other with respect. I request that you begin to at least try to do the same.
Now if you will excuse me, we have a funeral today for one of our closest friends, a truly good person. Like us all he had his quirks. For example, when someone was being over the top in behaving like a jerk he would jump up on a sturdy table and do his turkey dance, complete with fingers imitating wattles and injected turkey gobbles. That dance was rare, and when performed it was well deserved.
This season has had two major losses for us within six days, the other being my wonderful Mom-in-Law. You can imagine therefore why having you
Continued: You can imagine therefore why having you make fun of things people said in previous days is even less that usually unpleasant right now.
From now on I will just scroll right past you until others i trust mention that you have stopped the little boy routine and are conversing. If i thought that you lacked that capability i would not have taken the time to write this, but i think you have the ability but for some reason just want to make people you do not even know uncomfortable. So, now i will begin scrolling past you, ingoring behavior that does not earn attention till there is good behavior which does.
Oh, gads! When i saw the wallpaper i quietly thought, “What is next? A gift wrapped bed? No, of course not.” But this bed is not only gift wrapped it is – well, there is not even a word for it!
Is this a gag and do all the tacky things easily remove?
Does TJ actually think this looks good?
Is this a convuluted TJ plot to drive Brad and Toni out to Toni’s apartment?
@Sukie: Posters like this guy deserve to be laughed at. Here’s my favorite: Hey, let’s list a whole bunch of posts and complain that they’re off the topic of the strip, while failing to realize (or purposely ignoring the fact) that every one of those “complaining” posts is off the topic of the strip. People who can’t figure out the simplest of that type of logic earn only a laugh and instant dismissal. And yeah, anyway: back to the comic.
That ribbon down the middle seems counterproductive— won’t it keep them from crossing to the other side?
The decor just shouts “TJ!!”. Bet he had a ball putting it together. Now, how soon can Toni redecorate without hurting his feelings?
With ALL the other characters in this strip, WHY are we still stuck with Toni and Bwad after only a week’s break???? Maybe you should rename the strip, or get off these two for a looong time!!!
If it was an old-style (not motion-free) waterbed, it would be perfect
For this to work, a second bathroom is needed!
Looks like a low-rent version of a “love motel.” After being together it will not look like that I can guarantee. However I am sure the love will, extrapolating that this is Luannverse.
Some of us are REEEAAALLLLLLY sick of looking at these two!
You know, You REALLY can’t say that Old Smiley has “gone too far” today, because, as far as I’m concerned, He did THAT yesterday with the “towel bit.”
Oh, and I wouldn’t be too worried about the “sound-proofing,” Da-DeGroots.I’d have the room swept for hidden cameras and microphones….,
So, I don’t understand: Is this supposed to be funny, or cute? Because it’s really, really not
Okaaayy. Now TJ is mildly creeping me out. But it’s an easy fix. Remove the ribbon tying up the bed. Take the LOVE sign down. Give the heart pillows to Puddles. The canopy is still a problem.And i don’t even understand the little ball thing-a-ma-jig … .
OK – So Toni, get rid of the twinkle lights on the headboard and Love sign, the heart-shaped pillows and light on the night stand, and the mirror ball. Add a sunset over a mountain art print on the wall to pick up the pale yellow, light blue, and purple colors. Get some throw pillows in the same color palette. You can work with this. The wall color is trendy but restful.
Now I know who does the interior designs for Tokyo love hotels.
Does it come with an industrial strength pick-proof lock to keep Shannon out?
I fear for what’s in the jar next to the bed. Looks like peanut butter, but I know it cannot be.
I really figured that T.J. would be more sophisticated (and less1970’s sitcom-ish) than this.
Most people don’t want a Liberace decorated bedroom.
Oooo, La, La! Sound proofing? Does TJ snore?
I don’t understand Toni being okay with living with an extra person in the house. Or is TJ attached at the hip?
“Gee, Brad! Our own little Vegas!” . “That’s right … Wink-wink, nudge-nudge!” . Since TJ does look like a young “Elvis”, the Vegas motif does fit (sorta). Seriously, though – some folks may have a less than appreciative view of TJ, but think about this: . He rallied the folks at home and organized an extensive renovation of their home with him putting in some sweat-equity as well (yes, he was reminded that he should’ve asked for Frank’s blessing first, but still … and hope that new wallpaper covered Shannon’s handiwork); . TJ became the showrunner for the wedding when Brad and Toni were called to duty, and it all came together, too; . TJ catered the reception as well, which seemed to be played down a bit toward the end of the wedding story arc, maybe due to time constraints. Yes, that was his business, but he did negotiate hard for a good deal with the wedding planner and got it, AND; . He created a special place (the Love Lair), just for Brad and Toni. . So I’ll gladly forgive the décor, which is as cheesy as TJ’s never-ending grin (and made for a good chuckle). But as far as I’m concerned, he went light-years above and beyond the call as Best Man, and Best Friend, throughout the whole process. It’s way more than a lot of “best men” out there have done. . Now – as long as he doesn’t “accidentally” burst into the bathroom when Toni is in the tub ("Oooops, uh … Really sorry, there!) – then it’s all good.
Hah! The panels over the last few days showing the renovation have been progressively more humorous and silly. I generally have liked them. As I have not been able to comment the last few days, here are a few of my thoughts on the renovations:
1. The living room…. it does look generally nice, and has a sort of “Property Brothers” sort of look to it. In my own opinion, the wallpaper is too intense for my tastes and will grow tiresome rather quickly. My own preference is for painted walls of interesting colors.
2. The bathroom…. I know the dual hers/his/his towels are a bit over-the-top… but IMO even regular use of hers/his towels by a heterosexual coupe seem rather cliched and over-the-top to me anyhow. Even though there would have not been a “punchline” to the comic without the hers/his/his grouping, I think a better/easier approach would have been to have the couple’s towels be one color/pattern and then TJ’s towels be a complementary pattern so they would be readily discernible. At least in my manner of thinking, the couple does not need to know “who’s towel is whose”. My wife and I use each other’s towels all the time.
3. The bedroom… honestly, TJ went tacky in the extreme here, IMO. I grimaced when I saw it (before I chuckled at its absurdity). While there are of course many tacky elements (disco ball, the fabric canopy thingy, the lighted headboard, the “LOVE” sign, etc)…. to me the worst thing IMO is the purple walls and the pink furnishings on the bed. To me, this feels the MOST tacky. But, fortunately, the bedroom seems a relatively easy fix:
Remove the draping fabric everywhere… and since much of it is a more neutral color, use it as the bed covering. Turn off the electronic light displays, and paint the walls something more pleasant than purple̷
and those would be easy fixes.
Overall a pleasantly funny arc thus far. Now, what will TJ’s room be like? And, will they have made a “Shannon” room too? And, is the kitchen different?
At least TJ is trying to be considerate. Misguided, but considerate.
Sure. What I want to know is who footed the bill for all of this decor? The fire station? Who?
Hmmm…Creepy! I wonder if they will notice the IP cameras in the corners.
BTW, the little jar on the nightstand, when you increase the size of the image, says “Hot Stuff”, whatever that is.
Hopefully, they do not get it mixed up with the “Poli – Grip”
I haven’t found anything wrong at all about jackreacher’s posts. He’s simply sharing his observations, nothing more.
And when he said “And to show, in some cases, for one, how silly those comments are.” the key word is some, and I think you’ll agree that there have been some posts (I won’t name names) that fall into that category. As far as I can see, jackreacher has not violated any of the Terms of Service.
To me, posts that are annoying are those that 1) constantly whine day after day about a story line they don’t like; 2) Ask the same idiotic question day after day, especially after it has been answered by several people when it was asked the first time; and 3) contains insults to other posters.
I hope the “Hot Stuff” jar contains vasoline and not Ben Gaye.
This comic strip is going downhill.
Toni will get this place fixed up in no time. No worries.
Dont like direction comic is going,Sex and Love have really nothing to do with each other
Might do for the honeymoon, TJ, but it’s rather florid for everyday use thereafter.Tasteless, in fact….
Takes me back to the glory days of Penn Hills and those heart shaped tubs.
Watch it all turn out to be stagecraft courtesy of Toni’s brother: scenery flats that come apart revealing the REAL renovations.
Wonder if Evans is trying to relive his youth…. Lets get off the Brad and what’s her name show and get back to LuAnne & The Fuse.
Evans apologists sure can’t convincingly apologize for this
“Extra-sound-proofing! For when you’re making grandkids, I mean, love!”
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Baw chckie baaaw BAAAW!
It strikes me that there may be a way for them to have a bedroom for Shannon and still have a dining room. I recall in the past seeing a murphy bed which had a table hinged to the underside of the bed (which was stained wood that looked like paneling). The table folded flat along its bottom for letting the bed down, but when the bed was up and looked like a wall, the table could be let down and chairs placed around it. The room had two purposes. Combine that with having folddown dining or food prep ledges and some stools in the kitchen, and the rooms have added function. Of course, it isn’t amoeba wall paper, or a gaudy canopy, but…
Truncated Spoiler Alert: A definite inequity. Separate but not equal.
A screamer or a moaner? I guess we got the answer to that question.
Well, there’s sound-proofing that was not needed, unless T.J. didn’t want to hear Toni say, “No” and Brad crying.
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