Mark Trail – Yes, Rusty is adopted. I don’t remember details, but I think he may have been taken in by Cherry and Doc before Cherry and Mark were married. He only recently (last 5 years or so) started calling Mark “Dad” which would mean he knows he’s adopted, and his comment today indicates that so what are they worried about? Of course, the new writer may change the past to fit her story ideas.
Funky – They must live where it stays below freezing for several months. Thaw a turkey every 3 or 4 days, get another one out of storage while you eat the first. Could eat 10 a month, maybe. Don’t consider you might get sick of it.
Phantom – I haven’t figured out just what’s going on in this story.
Right! I’m hoping something good will come from doing this assignment well.
Mark Trail – We’ve known that Rusty was adopted and I thought he knew, too. But now it appears that Cherry may have been also. But I don’t see how that would change Rusty’s relationship to Doc (in the emotional connection sense). It must also be related somehow to Florida. Maybe Rusty’s origin is more problematic than we or he has known.
Rex Morgan – Not exactly riveting drama. Personally, I don’t like taking my own temperature and blood pressure. The office has better equipment and more capable assistants. I’m glad I’ve been able to have some in-person appointments.
Phantom – This story seems to me disconnected and hard to follow.
Everything is different this year. Some schools have a combination of in-person learning and remote learning. Two different modes, twice the work for teachers, and also for custodians. So they feel they need every break they can get.
Phantom – I thought this man was his friend, Ernesto, but apparently not.
Crankshaft – I wouldn’t want you to think I’d gone all softie.
Foxtrot – I don’t know anything about computer games and don’t remember “Capture the Flag” but I think Andy thought it involved running around outside.
Crankshaft – A good deed a day? Good for him. But will realizing that he (Crankshaft) is a bully help him to drive better? Commenters at CK had a less friendly take on this story.
Mark Trail – This reminds me of the Rex Morgan story arc where the elderly cartoonist and his son went on a cross-country road trip visiting highway novelties. I found it interesting. Thanks, Florchi for the link. I’ll check it out later.
Foxtrot – Would be better in color. Jason’s pet iguana is his something green.
Mary Worth – Tommy’s intention is admirable, but should he be using his phone while driving? Which hand? Which arm?
Crankshaft – I’m hoping Crankshaft (writers) handle this well. It should be reported to the school as well.
Foxtrot – Which one is the literalist? I would guess Jason but he isn’t admitting it.
Crankshaft – He does have a heart.
Mary Worth – Good advice; I hope she would give the same to a young woman.
Rex Morgan – I’ve read the last few days with a sense of foreboding. Or is it just more mundane stuff.
Judge Parker – Are they going to cut down the trees for an office building or is this just about naming rights and publicity.
Crankshaft – Must be the worst bus driver in history. How does he keep his job? The school board should lose theirs for allowing this.