I know we've spent a lot of time focusing on Jim's missing arm, but I think his missing legs are the even greater tragedy. They haven't shown it yet, but Jim has a giant spring coming out of the bottom of his torso that he hops around on.
Today's Full Strip
Jim doesn't have a leg to stand on.
I'm sorry. I simply cannot get past the horrid subject-verb agreement error in Panel Four.
"My ESL class help too."
Yes, Nance, this walk and talk help. We all talk like Tonto for rest of day.
Wait. I think walking and talking are two different things, and thus plural... so, yes, I think "help" would be proper. This aspirin and water help. This hammer and nail help. This bullet and gun help. Yeah, I think its correct.... but I'm not a writer like Karen Moy, so I could be wrong.
@Wanders: You've never heard of a "walk and talk?" ;) Anyway, the first thing I (former copy editor) noticed was Dawn's redundancy. "It has the same effect on me" would have been enough. Period. Actually she's lying, because she was on a beach in Italy and the sun didn't clear her head of Dave at all.
Wanders is right about the "walk and talk" thing. Unless we're using it in the Aaron Sorkin style -- walk-and-talk -- which let's please not do, because it is too unbearably cutesy-poo for words.And of course, once again, it's all about Dawn's pain. Even when she's talking to the guy who LOST HIS ARM. *headdesk*
Wanders, that example and explication help. LOL.I guess I was thinking of the Political/Medical/Sorkin Walk And Talk. I also thought that, with the solitary article "this", it sounded awkward to have it modify only the word "walk." The whole sentence sounds clunky and terrible. Who talks like that?Or, should that be "Who talk like that?" LOL.
What? Karen Moy construct an awkward sentence? Ha!
Silly me; I keep forgetting we've entered the Worthiverse. The conversation is perfectly normal.
Oh, good. I really didn't want to talk like Tonto, I'm of Native American descent and it's sort of off-putting. Note Jim's expression in the last panel. Dawn should worry about the mood swings. Wasn't one of her many former boyfriends mentally unstable? The name "Woody" is coming to mind, but I don't recall.
Ah, but Wanders, that only works if Jim is saying that the walk they are currently taking and the talk they are currently having help on a continuous basis.Or at least, that's what it seems like to me. But what the @!^&# do I know.- spencer
When Jim is saying "I feel your pain, only TOO well," think he's looking out at us. I think he's sending us a secret message: "I'm trapped inside this insipid comic strip, but you don't have to be! Run! Run for your lives!"
So what exactly was Dawn taught in the volunteer orientation? So far she hasn't done anything except eat lunch and talk to Jim. Mary used to wheel old encyclopedias around on a cart. Would that count for college credit too?
Wow. Dawn sure left that meaningful life quest behind in a Santa Royale minute, didn't she? Give her a one-armed guy and she's all, 'Yeah, I am so done with that s--t!C'mon Dave er, Jim. And stand to my left!
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