"It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like 'What about lunch?'" -- A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Today's Full Strip
Oh my, this could go on forever, with Wilbur yet again showing incredibly bad boundaries by badgering Iris about Tommy, Iris storming out again, Iris again meeting with Mary(who has even worse boundaries than Wilbur) and being convinced to give Wilbur yet another chance. The only way out I see is for Tommy to win the lottery.
BTW, my not-a-robot phrase today was "otorstl that." Now when the new episodes of "24" start, every time Jack Bauer says "roger that" I'll be hearing "otorstl that."
So Iris left Mary's apartment, breezed right past Tommy (maybe she threw the plate of muffins at him), put on her jammies, and called Dreamboat Wilbur. She's a woman on a mission - look at her expression!The garish purple bed linens would certainly keep me awake.
Looks like Wilbur the Blue isn't getting any of Mary's leftover muffins, then, if Iris isn't meeting him until tomorrow for lunch. Oh, bother!
Will it be Jerry's Sandwich Shop again, or possibly Diner? Or will Wilbur spring for the salmon mush lunch special at the Bun Boat? Could there even be other lunching options in Santa Royale? I don't think I can bear the excitement!
Just as planned by Wilbur: upset Iris, have her storm off and cut off communication for weeks, then wait for her to come crawling back apologizing. Wilbur is even showing us the palm of his hand, the one in which he has Iris.On a related note, I'm looking forward to the upcoming "not my dad/son" talk Wilbur has with Tommy where he relates the crisis he encountered at Tommy's age (lost ham sandwich) and how he got through it (made another). It will be exciting to see how Mr. Giella draws a younger, blue Wilbur. Will he have a full head of hair (perhaps a perm for the era)? will he be svelte, or pleasingly plump. Oh, the anticipation!
It's nice to see Wilbur out of his Iris-induced blue funk. It's be even nicer to see him out of his chair.
p.s.: Am I the only one who thinks Twiki from the Buck Rodgers t.v. series when I hear the name 'Iris Beedie' (Beddie Beddie Beddie Buck)
I liked the new York trip. there was food in almost every panel.
@fauxprof at 10:02 AM, there was the restaurant where Mary's wallet was lifted when she and Toby were lunching. Was that "The Lemon Wedge"? That may also be the restaurant that changed names during the course of one meal. Does anyone else remember this?
@fauxprof: This is Wilbur. Only sammiches will do!
Wanders's extensive, well-cataloged archive confirms that Mary was robbed at The Lemon Wedge. The name-changing restaurant was Luna, which morphed into Mr. J's. It was there that the evil Nola Wolvenson shocked Mary at lunch.
@KitKat: Nola Wolvenson! Toby Cameron! Thanks for putting them back on the radar. I am jonesing for some action in this strip. Wouldn't it be great if Nola Wolvenson came back and gave Iris relationship advice? And then Mary could dissect the conversations that she overheard (while lingering too long at the Charterstone mailboxes) to a horrified yet delightedly absorbed Toby Cameron! This strip could write itself.
Oh, Wilbur! What a hottie!
Dawn Weston's Evil Twin: Not only could this strip write itself, it should write itself.
Despite being a charter member of the Jerry's Sandwich Shop Clean Plate Club, Wilbur is NOT picking up the check for Iris this time. Let's see how contrite Iris really is!Jerry's proudly displays a photo of the Crash Test Dummies on its Wall of Fame.
Did Wilbur only pay for himself last time? By 'scene of the crime' is he referring to Iris' dine-and-dash?
Tomorrow's two panels are either totally great or totally meaningless. Jerry looks like Hitler's younger brother. We'll probably never see him again unless he takes a fancy to Iris.
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