“Doesn’t add up for Pouch to…” While true, I’m not sure that the actions of characters in the strip always make sense. (And I’m not even sure of the sociological model of Rational Choice Theory which tries to claim real people make decisions based on reason.)
Have we established if there is a real gas leak or not? Natural gas doesn’t smell, so a chemical is added to let us know if there’s a leak. Did Pouch feed a real gas line in or just a canister of the chemical? And no one has thought to call the real gas company? They are the FIRST people you call. No one from the house is standing outside to clue in the police? Pouch can head out a back door with the police at the front. The real gas people will not be going upstairs to look for a gas leak (the line is downstairs, although they’ll find Pouch’s tampering real fast when the go to turn off the gas at the meter) and Pouch can try and mingle with them as they go out. Or Pouch was actually running gas into the house (although that wasn’t what it looked like he was doing) and there will a glorious explosion – next Sunday… Monday – Saturday, we will have someone finally calling the gas people, see what is going on with Aquarius, Tiger, Auntie Bellum, Aquarius’s dad, Oscar, Cheesecake, Ty, and developments at Wildman Organics… And next Sunday there will be an earth-shattering kaboom when the Uranium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator accidentally ignites.
Texas industries pay off Texas legislators and the governor by funding their campaigns. Elected officials then allow industries to ‘regulate’ themselves (i.e. pollute and screw consumers). How do you pay off God? Last I knew he wasn’t running for elected office.
2020 might make us more conscientious about fighting disease in general. It has given us tools to connect more closely with distant loved ones or those in a variety of isolated circumstances, and one hopes that will continue… Uh, after that I got nothing. (Someone above expressed the hope it might make us less materialistic. I’m not sure about that. I suspect it encouraged more people to order things on-line.)
Of course he’s saying it will be huge, HUGE, HUGE… He has a limited vocabulary, but perhaps he can pay a ghost writer like he did for everything else he’s ‘written’ since third grade. The question is, will it be enough to pay back all the loans coming due, and the fines he’s facing? (Although right now it might be as difficult for him to hire a competent ghost writer as it is to hire a competent lawyer.)
Given the limitations of distance learning via the internet I give the instructors an ‘A’ for attempting something different… Well, trying to do something worthwhile with an annoying ad gimmick and making it a learning tool instead of a way to sell you c*ap.
Without the smug little smile she might have gotten away with it.
Still have use iPod. Apple has great products, but lousy batteries (on purpose to force people to buy newer models). Why further run down the battery of a phone that can die in a long conversation without any drain for playing music?
The ‘S’ is for shark. Her entry into the strip was when it jumped the shark.
By going to bed looking hot.