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Bernice, you’re not halping.
1:17 am in California. Testing, testing at the old site. Can we just continue to use this site and ignore the beta site? Or is this the new site, with exactly the same look and functionality as the old? No, surely not.
I get the distinct impression that the Evanses have no idea what to do with Bernice any more. She and Luann are too close for her to be written out of the script, but she’s by far the most clueless, ignorant and self-absorbed character in the strip.
Tiffany? No, actually. Tiffany does have some self-awareness, and some feelings for Gunther, though neither of them thinks of the other as anything more than a friend. The difference between college Tiffany and high school Tiffany is much greater than the difference between high school Bernice and college Bernice.
Have we ever seen what TJ does for a living? Has he had any sort of job since the food truck exploded, or does he just hang around at the Fuse? We’ve seen him in a Kafe Kablooie uniform, is that his only day job?
No, but I remember Pigmeat Markham on the old Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In show. Sammy Davis, Jr. worked the schtick later, but Pigmeat did it first. Shorty Long had the AM radio hit.
“Is dat de man?”
I’m leaning toward restitution, myself. No, not for me, for Les. I’m guessing he got busted for some sort of not-so-petty larceny. I’m no lawyer, and there appear to be folks here who are — does it seem plausible that, if he was just under 18, he might have been sentenced to some sort of probation, conditional on his making payments to restore what he stole. If he doesn’t make the payments, he goes in the calaboose, or maybe even the hoosegow.
To gromit82 and Flash Gordon: I believe it was Robert Heinlein who said “Two is romance, three is choreography.” Still, I can’t imagine any of those three consenting to any such thing, for very different reasons.
I’m another who doesn’t recall Mr. Gray having a financial interest in the Fuse. He showed up to help them with the remodel, and may have contributed at that point (at the very least, he seems to have brought in some specialized labor at what was probably well below market costs). Does he have a documented share in the enterprise? Maybe, but we haven’t seen it.
I’ve said before that I’d really like to know more about the chain of command at the Fuse. Is Mr. Gray the manager? Is TJ in charge of the Kafe? Does Pru have any standing, or is she at the same level as Les, employment-wise? Who takes orders from whom, or is it just whatever the plot calls for in a given story arc?
I’m not criticizing, just curious. And I think there are still some commenters out there who don’t seem to realize that just because the readers know Pru is gay, doesn’t necessarily mean that all the characters are aware of that.
We also don’t know if Mrs. Berger and Mr. Gray are still an item, or how much of an item. It’s been a while, even in Luanntime, since they were seen together.
The new thing in Southern California seems to be light projectors. A little dingus about the size of a coffee cup shines tiny points of light all over the front of the house and up in the trees. No strings of lights, no bulbs to burn out, and the projector is right there on the ground. Near as I can tell, it’s programmable, you can set it for red and green, or blue and white, a shifting rainbow effect or just assorted bright colors.
In the immortal words of John Lennon: “Happy Chrimble, one and all.”
Or, if you prefer a more Dickensian flavor, “God help us, every one!”
I’m beginning to think JPuzzleWhiz and I are the only ones who understand one another’s senses of humor.
“Seasonable Greetments”, as Walt Kelly used to say, to one and all.
We know Pru has told Bernice and Luann that she’s gay. I think it’s highly likely that she has told Frank and Nancy, mainly because she wouldn’t want them to find out from someone else and wonder why she didn’t tell them herself. She’s living in their home, with their daughter, after all, and presumably sharing a bathroom.
Beyond that, I’ve no idea who else in the strip might know, but just because we, the audience, know something, doesn’t prove the characters all know.
But wait…I thought Pru was gay!
And is Shannon still in the back of Brad’s car?