“Glorious Double-Breasted Swan” seems PG enough [although it’s probably not the tone he was looking to convey]. And sounds like it would be delicious served up on a platter. (People CAN eat swan, it’s just taboo. But “chicken breast,” “duck breast,” etc. are all normal meals, so it works, kinda.)
I think it’s hilarious. That’s the problem with the world today. Everyone is so serious, just waiting and hanging on every word, expecting [and wanting] to be offended so they can make a stink. This isn’t child abuse; it’s humor [with a point to it].
I actually heard the “boss music” from the old SNES Super Metroid game in my head when I saw that thing. Awesome!
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Store Numbers aren’t tied to Zip Code, but rather in sequence of when they were opened. I actually worked for a bit at Home Depot Store #3, and they were very proud to be the third store ever. That was in Atlanta. So wherever Ellie’s Store is, it was the 2709th of the chain.
Rather than her upgrading everyone, I think it’s more likely that guys don’t want to look cheap in front of her, and instantly buy the top-of-the-line from the hot blonde behind the counter.
Start? They’ve always dropped like flies in this strip.
I can understand why she wouldn’t want to kill Farley….no one wants their dog to die. But April was critical to the story, I can’t even imagine how Elizabeth would have turned out without April as a little sister.
Besides, while Farley’s death was sad, some of the most beautiful strips in the original run occurred at Farley’s Tree. As humans, we find meaning through tragedy. To not tackle the sad or difficult events is [to use a gamer term] to “nerf” the series, and would lessen the meaningful plotlines.
I really do hope she has abandoned the plan to reset. Or at least to keep the watershed moments and characters that made the original run so memorable.
I know Reine was just rudely woken up being groped, but seriously, if she could see Norm’s face in Panel #2 I think she’d be a lot more forgiving.
This strongly reminds me of my favorite Garfield storyline: http://www.gocomics.com/comics/collections/1720856/garfield-loneliness-denial-weird-storyline-1989 The ominous foreboding, the great use of shadow.