The “/s” has been around for decades and indicates “closing” a command in HTML for those not in the know. Just like you’d start then end a command to make something italicized. Just like “dialing” or “hanging up” a phone it’s one of those expressions we keep using even though it’s not in common use.
Anyway, my take on the strip is that they happened to have a vaccination record card on hand (maybe they’d been among us for a while now?) and handed that over because it was convenient.
“Shallow Breast Guy” is a caricature of Stephen Pastis of “Pearls Before Swine.” A different caricature of him shows up in “Frazz” from time to time as well (he drives an SUV and hates cyclists).
Agreed. Although now it’s bottled in Texas so some Texas stores group/promote it under “local items” which is hi-larious.
?? There was a whole entire story line about Luann volunteering at the library. And I don’t think there’s been literally anything in this strip ever about her hating or even disliking libraries. What a weird jump to make.
I prefer Veet, but also have to be careful because I’ve gotten a chemical burn from every depilatory I’ve used. Long thick back hair is the perfect recipe for a chemical burn… to leave it on long enough to dissolve the hair would damage the skin as well. And yeah, the waxing is a better gag than a depilatory cream or spray.
Exactly. But people use the incorrect grammatical construction because it somehow sounds more formal, like people who incorrectly use “whom” (ignoring those who use “whom” incorrectly on purpose to be funny/ironic).
My kid’s school is normally one of those, but this year they’re starting a week early and I’m baffled by the decision.
Well, yes, because she is cool and high-tops are cool.
I believe the current lead time is 2 week, although some work far in advance. I believe that at one point Lynn Johnston worked a year ahead so she could write, say, winter/Christmas strips in the winter/Christmas when she was in the mood.
A lot of people who comment on comic strips think that writers react to their feedback, changing a story line in a few says or a week. Even if the writer is reading comments, which isn’t a given, their story lines and individual strips are still approved ahead of time.
Now, web comics? That’s a whole different matter.
Not to sound like an adult here but wow, Meg’s gotten bigger!