For gosh sake, Jeff. Keep that menu away from the open flame!
Today's Full Strip
As the candle on their table approaches critical mass, Mary is distracted by a tantalizing meddling opportunity."Order anything you want Frannie, Mommy isn't sure if we can get away with Dine and Dash any more here."
Welcome back from vacation, Wanders. I see that Chin Napkin is back, too. Hooray.There's so much to love about this panel. Along with Chin Napkin's return, that radioactive candle is an amazing sight. Their plates are a rhapsody in white. What did they have for dinner - boiled chicken with mashed potatoes and creamed onions? And what terrible disease did Jeff pick up in Vietnam? His skin is blotched. His shirt is hanging from his shriveled frame and he looks so haggard. Forget dessert, Jeff. Get to a good hospital (not the one you work in). Stat!
How nice to see Jeff complete his words from the Sunday strip.As he tenderly takes Mary's hand, " I love Santa Royale and.. apple pie." At least Mary gets revenge by focusing her attention elsewhere. Nothing but love, nothing but love.
Either the Bum Boat is skimpy on their portions or that Mary can really pack it away. Funny that the more time Jeff spends with her, the worse he looks. Kind of like she sucks the life out of him. Yeah... that pretty much sums it up.
The Bum Boat, where the mounted fish match the menus.I agree with @Peggy Olson at 7:36 a.m. - Jeff looks much worse than he did yesterday. Is that the effect of the Bum Boat food? However, he did manage to marcel his hair.
Are they drinking wine from silver goblets, or are those egg cups?Is Mary slyly picking her nose with Chin Napkin?Do all Bum Boat menus have a handy-dandy arm that comes out to prop up your head like the one in Panel Two?So many questions....
The mounted fish IS the menu......and it looks like the plate has a caption bubble that is actually speaking 'candle'. I'm confused.
Chin Napkin's responsibilies stop at picking one's nose. Will the affronts never cease?
Looks like li'l Emily Smith has done gone and got herself kidnaped again.
It's good to see Chin Napkin get around, if you know what I mean. And, sadly, you do.And enough with the cliche star burst already, is Frannie's purse big enough to hold some good stuff for later pawn chores?
I will be VERY disappointed if we've heard the last of Ken Kensington. Surely his head will float through Mary's mind, as she neglects to mention him to Jeff.
They're starting a great new plot without a Charterstone pool party?!? We're being ripped off! POOL PARTY! POOL PARTY!
Way to go with the guilt, Mom: "We may not be able to afford it...NOW THAT DADDY IS MOVING OUT!! So order the tuna melt now, Frannie!"Despite the fish swimming through her head, Mary's meddling gene is on high alert. And who's the guy who's taken Jeff's seat at the table?
You read my mind, KitKat. . . I wouldn't want to be paying Frannie's therapy bills when she grows up. Hmm. ..I see your mother laid her anxieties on YOU, even when you achieved. So sad.
Are we to assume that Frannie's Daddy is a deadbeat who has no intention of paying child support, or is Mommy making sure the child sees him as a bad guy?Love Mary 's tribute to Steve Martin, only using a pink fish instead of an arrow.(We're freezing here in Akron, but the University had the good sense to close. How's everybody else doing?)
@fauxprof at11:53 a.m., my university (JCU) is closed also. Two closed days in one month - unheard of!
Shivering in the 'burgh, trying to warm self by the light of the Bum Boat's bizarre, stabbing candlelight. A view of the Mighty Monongahela: http://bit.ly/1evp06k
And how is it the Mary "senses" trouble at the next table? Are mother and daughter shouting so she hears every word or is it that new hearing aid of hers: "The Meddler's Assistant"? And furthermore... what's it to her, anyway?!? Mind your own business and deal with your own moral bankruptcy.
Note to self: never eat in the same retaurant with Ms. Super Ears. "Hello, Meg, I couldn't help overhearing that you have a problem with your mother-in-law. May I make a suggestion?" "No, you eavesdropping old hag, you may not."
So Frannie will now associate getting straight A's with Daddy leaving and depressing dinners with mom. Poor kid.Am down in Fairlawn Fauxprof, and it's stinkin' cold (that's a technical term).
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