The small print between panel 2 and 3 looks to be 1992 or 1993, so almost 30 years back.
Judge Reinhold had to wear an outfit like Gunnie’s on “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” when he worked at a fish and chip place after he got fired from “All American Burger”. He quit the job when on a delivery and noticed the girls in the car next to him laughing at his uniform. He ends up at the Mi-T-Mart where he foils a robbery and gets a promotion in front of a buzzed Jeff Spicoli.
Have to love how Goldie got the boys to let the Man know that serving Kebble is a major offense, probably a serious felony in Goldie’s mind and therefore needs to be held accountable. Lupin is having a blast and Elvis looks about as mad as when he first came across the Leprechaun! The Man seriously needs to put down what’s left of his newspaper and his spilled drink and make things right by going out and finding some Kibble for the kitties!
Yes, RIP Mr Vice President. He took a lot of abuse for being the sacrificial lamb the Democrats offered up in ’84 to take on Teflon Ron but from my Green Party point of view, he did have a good vision of what direction he thought America should go. Mondale wanted to make America better and you have to acknowledge that even if you did not agree with some of his policies. Had to love his brutal honesty, telling the masses he would increase taxes if he was elected to get his ideas off and running.
I love how Frank is not touching the conversation with a 10 foot pole! Man how Brad evolved from someone who looked like he would be living at home earning minimum wage a in the fast food sector to becoming a decent, considerate loving front liner with a wonderful wife is truly amazing! His metamorphosis and how he landed Toni Daytona is this strip’s best arc/ story line ever!
Fast forward 18 years and newspapers are, in their “paper form” really on their last legs. Some newspapers will survive in a digital or on-line entity but the printed variety is becoming an endangered species. Tampa/St Pete used to have 4 large dailies in the ’70 through the ’90s (2 morning and 2 PM) and many smaller dailies for towns like Largo, Clearwater etc. That is down to one now, the Tampa Bay Times, formerly the St Pete Times after they bought and shut down the Tampa Tribune and laid off 90% of its staff….. The times are a changing…..
Hoity-Toity, I know it means snooty but it also refers to an accent in the outer banks of NC, sometimes called the “Okracoke brogue” or “High Tider” accent which some believe is a relic of old west country English from the late 1700s/early 1800s though this is highly debatable. A similar accent is found on Tangier Island, Virginia and has been featured on NPR and the BBC over the years. It also is claimed to have been from the west country of England of over 200 years ago and due to the population’s isolation has not changed much over time. Sadly, these regional dialects may eventually disappear, particularly the one on Tangier Island as the island is threatened by rising sea levels in the Chesapeake and it is shrinking at an alarming rate. Here is link to the Tangier one:
Looks like Tiff is moving on already, mad for awhile and now ready to try again and TJ and Ox look like they are all in. TJ must love working in Tiff’s opulent kitchen with all the expensive gadgets and Ox just loves being around Tiff and helping out! Win-win for that trio despite this evening coming out flat. Now for Bets: man she is letting Tiff rent space in her head. That’s okay, it just shows that she really wanted this “Pirate Dinner” to work and has her heart on her sleeve. Hopefully she will be calmed down a bit after the evening is over. In the meantime she gets to enjoy the best that Wiener World has to offer, I guess the “Beanie Weenie Wowie” meal.
I think they are more Gunnie’s friends, Bets does not know TJ or Ox as well but she was friends with Tiff, time will tell if that relationship can be salvaged.
Loved that movie with Chuck Heston! Google the British tale about Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett, gives a new definition to the concept of mystery meat.