"Did you hear me, Dawn? I'm quoting from Our Movie. Remember, I took you to see Casablanca, and then you rejected me? And then you stalked me as a friend for a month? Remember? 'Here's looking at you, kid.' Did you hear that? I said it again."
Today's Full Strip
Oh, no! Jim has a new arm! That's where he's been - to the Island of Dr. Moreau. Or that cabin in Evil Dead 2.Careful, Dawn. The mutant arm will take on a life of its own and start to attack. Jim won't be able to control it.Oh, life will be brutal.
Karen Moy is trying to get back at me for ask my snarky comments by running my favorite movie. Well, we'll always have the Pier.
I don't get the arm thing ... was Jim pretending to have only one arm so that he could find a woman who truly loved him despite his half-hugs.And now that he knows Dawn is kind of sad and stalky and desperate, he's ready to commit?I just don't get it.
@Dave -- remember what the guys on "Mystery Science Theater 3000" said (referring, in fact, to "Casablanca"): "Never show a good movie in the middle of your crappy movie." The same applies to comic strips.
This is either going to go all warm and forgiving, and this particular storyline will come to a close (Please?), or it will become threatening and even creepier, and go on for another seven months.
I hope that Jim's new arm is like Dr. Strangelove's (wait until the 2-minute mark): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iesXUFOlWC0Meanwhile, Humphrey Bogart is spinning in his grave.
By the way, does Jim ever stop pointing at things?
Dawn hasn't heard from Jim these past few weeks because he has been feverishly working on his "perfect" robot double, which he has now unleashed. It's programmed to follow Dawn around, pointing at her and repeating "Here's looking at you, kid... Here's looking at you, kid..." Bwa-ha-ha-ha!
Shameless Repeating Panel to go with Shameless Plot Spinning Its Wheels...er...Shamelessly.Notice that Dawn is only surprised to see that Jim has turned up at THE PIER. The fact that he is...fully armed either A) hasn't registered, or B) doesn't matter to her because she is So Evolved that outward appearances simply don't matter to her now that she has taken an Intro to Psychology class and volunteered at a hospital for credit, or C) tossed a flower into the water.Huh?
I think the bottom just fell out of the Barrel O' Dumb with this one.
(wow--cell phone text auto-complete ran wild on my earlier entry. An extra 'ask' and 'ruining' became ' running'. I wonder if Ms. Moy uses that to type the dialogue.)@Gina--funny! I was just watching one of those on DVD loan from the library last weekend.
Well, it looks better than a hook but is it as pratical?
Remember the constable in "Young Frankenstein"? He could ratchet his arm in any direction and it was really handy for stowing his darts. This could be just what Jim needs!
Jim has been out of the country recovering from an experimental surgery where his DNA was spliced with a starfish. The procedure is illegal in the US, so it was done in Vietnam... by a Dr. Cory.
So now we'll learn that his rage was channeled into his rehab work and psychotherapy. He's all better now inside and out. Dawn and Jim will become lovebirds, get married and live happily ever after. There. That's the storyline for the next 9 months. Mary, meanwhile, will gloat that it was her judgmental meddling that got Dawn 'to see the light'. I'm so nauseous now I need to lay down...
Jim has a new arm and yet all I can focus on is that bizarre single long hair sprouting from his Ken doll coif.
This is really great because, with Giella, there is no difference between prosthetic fingers and flesh-and-blood fingers. I'm happy for Jim.
Good call on Wanders' part for picking yesterday's panel, which is practically the same as today's panel 1. At first glance, that is! I am always amused (well, ok, gobsmacked!) by the many inconsistencies between panels while the story itself is usually standing perfectly still. So, while yesterday's and today's picture may look to be the same, can you tell me how many differences you see? I'm looking at a disappearing purse, newborn mountains on the horizon, sudden gusts of wind poofing out the sails of the pretty little boats, a missing railing at THE PIER, Jim's shirt turning into a pullover something, the big pilings switching positions and unwinding a coil of rope, and--my personal favorite--Dawn's wooden wig slipping over her forehead after she whips around to encounter Jim. SO much value for our dollars!
Either the sea level rose thousands of feet, or the mountains sank into the ocean (or, Uncle Joe just forgot to draw them in the second "Here's looking at you" panel).
Help me- is there anyone here who can keep me from freaking out if the next Casablanca reference is "Louis, oops I mean Jim, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship"?
I think Jim will next introduce his new girlfriend, Paula (Dave's ex), as his fiancee. And talk about how he has moved on.
I just know that one of these nut bags is going to say "________,I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." There will be fog on the pier and everything.
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