If what Jim loves is teaching carpentry, the hospital appears to be hiring some first grade carpenters to build their park benches.
Today's Full Strip
Having trouble leaving comments for this storyline - how off-limits are one-arm jokes? Am also having trouble believing that Dawn's transformation is so complete that Jim's, uh, unidextrous situation wouldn't bother her. This is Dawn, remember. She's shallow.
Just in case Joe Giella reads this blog, or someone who knows him does: In the interest of verisimilitude, women university students rarely carry purses. Like their male colleagues, they carry achingly heavy backpacks, containing their books, laptops, notebooks, etc. They have a slim smartphone in their jeans pocket, and wear their ID and any keys on a lanyard around their necks. They rarely carry anymore than a little vending machine money, as their IDs also serve as dormroom keys and debit cards, that can be swiped for all purchases on campus, and many off-campus venues (like the hospitals, for the benefit of nursing and medical students).And when they do carry purses, it's something bright, trendy, and small (usually from Target or suchlike) and not their grannie's boxy shoulderbag. (They leave that to us elderly fauxprofs.)
Evidenly, Jim has trouble keeping his divergent strabismus under control, as we see in the second panel.
Dawn, when are we actually going to see you do volunteer WORK?!!! So far, you have done nothing but pick up men in the cafeteria. If you worked for me, I would sack you. You are wasting valuable oxygen.
Why doesn't Jim just wear short-sleeved shirts?@fauxprof at 7:49 AM, I also work at a university, and your comment is right on. Female students wear skinny jeans tucked into boots, not purple pantsuits and pearls. (If Mary's head appeared on Dawn's body, none of us would bat an eye. That get-up is vintage Mary Worth.)
Is anyone really comparing Dawn to a typical college student?
And, Dawn, what do you want to be when you grow up?
Given what we know about Dawn, Giella has her wardrobe down exactly right.
What a wreck of a strip today. In panel one, Dawn looks like she's ready to slide off that bench, something looks not-quite-right with Jim's legs and he also looks like he's lost both eyes. Then, panel two: Dawn looks like suddenly she's almost sitting on top of him and it's sent his eyeballs into contradictory orbits.Maybe this plot line is starting to make Mr. Giella lose it as well.
Isn't Dawn's white purse a faux pas, seeing that it's after Labor Day?
Poor Dawn. Jim may be missing an arm, but Dawn is missing her life's calling. That's worse, isn't it? Let's see...What could Dawn pin on her sleeve to show the world that she's without purpose? Her teddybear? A ham sandwich? By the way, just how long is this lunch break?
I am worried about those trees! Are they sprouting directly from the bench? Did Mountview's gardener plop the bench on top of the seedlings, which were then forced to grow around it? Yikes.Maybe Dawn's dowdy outfit (New Punk Band Name! Dawn's Dowdy Outfit.) is her volunteer uniform.In any case, we all know that Jim has to be a Good Teacher because he:A. Loves his jobB. Conveys passionC. Is so proud of his studentsD. Has one arm...?Sigh. Classic Comment thus far from The Tramp of Goleta. Well done.(Sorry. I had to delete my own comment due to an error.)
Speaking of work ... which no one in the Worthiverse seems to do EVER ... doesn't Jim have to get back to his job at the grade school?
@Kitkat--Giella may have the sleeve length right. The one armed-girl in our special order area--(who apparently is passionate her work too as she almost ran me over this morning in the parking lot as she flew around a corner, but that's another story)--wears long sleeve blouses.
BEFORE INCIDENT: Dawn lolls on a couch watching GOT for days on end.AFTER INCIDENT: Dawn lolls on a bench blathering pap with Jim for days on end.Difference - no college credit for GOT.
I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!Like there was possibly anything else worth saying about this Everlasting Inanity From Beyond.
Punky- props to you for unidexter reference. Are you perchance a Beyond the Fringe fan?
Meg - yes! "I've got nothing against your right arm, Jim. The trouble is, neither have you!" Great stuff.
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