Male ~ Born 1959.
Professor of English.
Home: Sweet Home Chicago.
Yes she can.
The “Brute” hair gel is a tell. Pity the woman with whom he has a date. Sparkling pearly whites can hide his depravity. “Reg” is right to be concerned. What does he suspect, and how much does he know? Barnabas appears to work and live in Tracyville. His column is likely syndicated nationally. Joe says that the killer had a residence in Joe’s town (presumably still in Washington), although the details are left vague. The eyes may be the window to the soul, but Tar has different frames than he wore at work. The gleaming lenses may mask his true nature until it is too late. Will he leave his blade sheathed? Unlikely. More of the good stuff from Team Tracy. Thanks for the kind words and likes.
Jury still out on Barnabas. His readers quite divided
By some he’s hailed a truth-teller. By others he’s derided.
Embellishes facts and stirs the pot, securing fans and grief
Fancies himself a great big deal. His career just may be brief.
Tar has a date. It sure feels great. Daddy’s hot for teacher
Hook up through a dating site. Can’t wait to greet and reach her.
Teacher’s future is all used up. The crystal ball grows dim
A date with fate won’t end so great. No good shall come of him.
Second tier Cormac McCarthy is still head and shoulders above most writers. These fellows need to step up.
So much she can teach him
So much Hubbs does not know.
With Ellie as his tutor
Hubbs Hubble sure to grow.
The victims were a gym teacher and a basketball coach who also wrote for a weekly. Tar could have traveled out of town to kill the coach who criticized him in the weekly. He could also have issues with teachers in general. It seems the flight Joe told Tracy about was Tar returning home to Tracyville. It seems to me that we just met the serial killer. Very interesting.
Kit is right. I learned a lot about lobsters reading “Consider the Lobster,” by David Foster Wallace.
For the sake of the story, the strip does not wade too deep in nuanced legalities. At what point might the Feds be called in? Joe has evidence of flight, yet no specific suspect. Out of his jurisdiction, the “leave of absence” may give him more leeway to act. With the MCU aware of the situation, Joe is given a wrist wizard (retro model). The reunion with Bonnie was without melodrama. Two adults looking to catch up over dinner. I suspect we will pivot back to the killer soon, the sneak preview of a few weeks back having served its purpose.
I agree that things are shaping up nicely for a good story.
The lava lamp is real…and it is turned on.
All he needs now is a pony keg.