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Kind of like how Sesame Street made everything happier. As seen in The Simpsons where Homer passes by a destitute man living in a dumpster. Homer laughs and says “just like Oscar the Grouch!”
Text messages would not be invented until 1992. The strip is set in 1991.
To be continued
There could be a reason why Martha did not write, and it could become part of an action series called “For Worse or the Worst”….
Michael is a tougher person due to the farm work and hours practiced on the gun range. He returns home to find that organized crime gained a foothold in his hometown. He sees his mother crying, and gives him bad news about what happened to Martha.
Michael: “Mom, what’s wrong?”
Elly: “Remember that old theatre I worked to preserve?”
Michael: “Yes. What about it?”
Elly: “The mobsters took it over. It is now a brothel. The pimp who runs it is named Brad Luggsworth.”
Michael: “I heard that name before! Has been a scumbag since the day he was born.”
Elly: “Brad has three prostitutes who he considers his biggest money earners. Calls them his ‘throughbreds’. He keeps those girls strung out on heroin so they will do whatever the johns demand of them. We were able to get some intelligence collection on the place.”
Elly hands Michael a dossier of the “throughbreds”
Gayle Thomas: Gayle was on the road to college when she got abducted by Brad’s lowlives.
Allyson Creemore: Allyson was an independent, levelheaded girl, until Doctor Horse got her hooked on smack.
Martha McRae: Blessed with an intellect that could take her to city hall, but her instincts could use a little work.
Michael reads the dossier with rage, but then calms down and draws his silenced Deacon .22 pistol
Michael: "First thing I am going to do is free Martha and those other two girls. Wait here.
Elly: “I knew it was right to send you to the farm. God bless and get that cuckswabber Brad.”
He could have made it look like an operating room and it still would have been messy in the world according to Elly.
I was always told anytime you buy one of those magazines you fund criminal violence, as pornography money goes to the Mafia. Anyone else hear that one?
Cursive? So Michael knows hell, damn, motherfuc…
Don’t you know….
That’s the sound of Elly working on the chain gang
Oh don’t you know…
That’s the sound of Elly…working on the chain…gang
All day long she works so hard
Not taking time to look at a flower
Working on the highways and byways
Wearing her usual glower
She shouldn’t have left the baby in the car
Then she got arrested and is now laying asphalt and tar…
Oh don’t you know
That’s the sound of Elly working on the chain gang.
Michael becomes a drinker with a writing problem!
What will they do to show Michael a good time next? Take him to the gun range? Or maybe go out to the bayou to test explosives.