There is something so inspiring about a man who dreams of working at the Kroger bakery. It makes me realize that my dream of driving a UPS truck isn't so ridiculous after all.
Today's Full Strip
I haven't seen a 'stache like John's since Floyd the barber's on the old Andy Griffith Show.So where did everyone go today? The last few days there were all kinds of people hovering around, and now they're nowhere to be seen. They must have caught wind of John's dream to become a cake designer and ran away to laugh and make jokes. And here we thought they were admiring that cake.I like the way Mary turns away from John and casts her eyes heavenward in panel two. She must be including Eleanor in their conversation.
When I was a kid, I harbored dreams of working in a toll booth on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
@Thorpnotized at 6:46 AM, maybe John used his dark powers to shrink the people we saw on Monday and Tuesday and stick them on top of that cake. What in the world ARE those figures, anyway?BTW, Mr. KitKat is hoping that John and Mary will team up as a Sweeney Todd-Mrs. Lovett twosome and bake some VERY SPECIAL cakes for the residents of Santa Royale.
Why do I have the - sinking - feeling that this "story line" is going to disinigrate fast.
An-ex hotel manager? Was he responsible for the mess at the Santa Royale Hilton a few stories ago when the voice mail "went down"?
I think this truly is a Xmas present, a bona fide Festivus miracle!I have no idea where this is going: the back story is pleasantly insane, the cake accouterments defy interpretation, and Mary is pointing mightily toward the sky during her pronouncements.Excellent! (use your Mr. Burns' voice)
I still have dreams of being a mall Santa. The fact that I'm female and would have to have another person strapped to me to have enough padding, well...that's why it's a DREAM!Let's hope that The Late Eleanor left a tidy sum, and that Mary goads him into opening a small business. We are overdue for a PSA strip to get us through the holiday period, and she can blather on about loans and insurance and hiring people you trust. How exciting.
If John Dill is an ex-Hotel Manager, maybe we'll get a spot appearance from one of his former employees, the bellboy (who dressed like he was in the Canadian Mounties) from the Gina the Waitress story line.The two can regale us with the Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians version of Auld Lang Syne, just in time for New Year's.....2014.
If it's a Christmas or holiday party, why aren't the cake people elves or hanukkah figues of some sort? What are they now, a bunch of ghosts or ascetic wise men?
Mary is hatching a business partnership idea. Dill can design his fancy cakes and she can market her ghost pie and other equally as appealing baked goods. This is a 'can't miss' idea! Take that, Elinor!
Hey, John! Do you touch cakes with that hand you're scratching your chest with?
Where do you suppose Moy gets her inspiration? Do you think she has a muse?
Well,she certainly fails to a muse.
@Anon at 10:51-- Good one!! ;-)
Looks like Mary is bucking for a career change from Advice Columnist to Motivational Speaker. "Why just be OK with it, when you can REALIZE that dream?!"Can't wait for her audio book series,filled with insensitive, inappropriate, and outdated suggestions. All that gentle prodding to improve. . .right over a cliff.
I think Mary's enthusiasm is going to end up bankrupting Mr. Dill - his dream will end in tears. Mary will write it off as "oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained" or some other trite phrase and move on to meddling someone else.
It doesn't have to be a dream, John. Just imagine making pink unicorn cakes for a living! Amazing huh? So do you have any cocktail weenies left from your wife's funeral? I'm starving!
The unicorns/reindeer on the cake were cleverly inspired by "deer crossing" signs. Utterly charming. Do any of you visit the Cake Wrecks blog? It's brilliant.Mr. Dill is looking sort of buff Sonny Bono to me. I wonder if Eleanor looked like Cher...
Boy, she didn't waste any time commencing this new meddle. Talk about your bad boundaries!
Of all the possible dreams in the world, it just had to be cake decorating. Poor Uncle Joe.
@SandiEgo - you are right - but Mr. Dill is up for the competition:http://www.cakewrecks.com
I know that the Jukebox has been moved to the cabana, but I would like to nominate Susan Boyle's ''I Dreamed A Dream'' as a new song, in honor of Mr. Dill & his dream... which kind of sounds like an old Jimmy Stewart movie.(For those of you who don't remember, or who don't know who Susan Boyle is- Here ya go!- http://youtu.be/4BvBkTmDWBA )
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