I can honestly say that I did not see Ian coming either. The accident... yes, we all saw that a few weeks ago... but Ian? Well, all I can say is welcome back. It's been so long, I almost forgot about this:
Today's Full Strip
"By golly auld hen wa didne ye open yer een afore ye got into yer ganting auld yella motur?!!"Mr. Meg suggested than Ian might be unable to speak due to the injuries he has sustained...
Not so easy to get parts for an Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera these days.
"CRAASHH" would be more likely than "SCREECH," wouldn't it?@meg, I knew we could count on you to provide Ian's exact words. He's not wearing his seat belt, tsk tsk. Just wait till the airbag deploys and he mumbles, "Ach mmmm mmmm."
Who is to say Ian is completely innocent here? He may have been distracted by the sounds of his own podcast... dreaming of castles far, far away... from all of those hideous clown paintings filling his residence.
... So does this mean Little Bighead Gordy is now home ALONE with his ever-growing Power Ranger??? He's probably swinging off of the ceiling fan blades by now with death metal music cranked up on the victrola.
I'm with KitKat. Why choose the SCREECH rather than the CRASH or maybe a BANG or even a CRUNCH? KM is absolutely tone-deaf even in car dialogue.Now we'll get at least a week's Bench Time with Ian and Hanna.Oh. Boy.
That's pretty much as head-on as you can get. Why didn't Ian honk? Or Swerve? He was probably sitting in his car talking like The Joker: "Come on, hit me! I want you to hit me! HIT ME!"Then he thinks: "This is my gift to you, Mary. Run with it."
Hey Hanna's lawyer, what is the name of Ian Cameron's podcast? I must subscribe immediately! Has Ian ever managed to land any good guests, like Sir Sean Finnery, noted expert on all things Scotland?
My best guess as to what's happening is that Hanna was distracted. Specifically, she was reading her own thought bubble in panel one instead of keeping her eyes on the road. Then, when Moy and Giella's signature mysteriously appeared in mid-air, she had no chance to refocus and see Ian veering towards her, despite the menacing glamour of his ivory chin-beard which normally serves as sufficient warning to others to approach him no further.
They are still in the Charterstone parking lot, right?
Man, when you don't see Ian coming you really have a problem.
Now this is just silly. Unless Hanna was totally blind, how could she not see the behemoth (and his car) directly in front of her well before the screeching of tires?
I think this proves that Mary was WAY off base worrying about Hannah's eyesight. What's that they say about what happens when you assume?. You make an "ass" out of "u" and "me"?? . . Nice going,Mary.
Hi Toots McGee... remember a few years ago when Ian was creating podcasts on The Great Castles of Scotland? I think that was the point when Toby's bad clown paintings reached their peak.
Thanks Hanna's Lawyer. I did hear those! I thought they were parodies created by Andy Daly or somebody, loosely based on the "If It's Not Scottish, It's Cr*p" sketches of Mike Myers.I did subscribe to The Bloviation Hour and Poolside Relaxation, but neither one of them had anything to do with Dr. Ian. Both of them were sponsored by NyQuil, strangely enough.
I'm sorry, it's kind of obvious that scowlin' Ian is at the very least equally responsible here. Perhaps Hanna's poor vision kept her from seeing Ian, but Perfessor Chin Beard is clearly playing a dangerish game of chicken here.
@Santa Royale Dept of Social Services: Not to worry, Gordon is "safe with his mother for now." Safe from what, I'm not sure. I wasn't aware that being with his grandma put him in danger, unless she routinely drives her car around the living room.
Well, it's obvious to me what's going on here. I've always thought there was something between Mary and Ian. And this proves it. Since Olive left, she's found no one but poor Hanna to meddle with so she put him up to lurking in the parking lot, waiting for the perfect moment to crash into Hanna's car. I mean, come on, look at that determined look on his face. Oh sure, Mary pretends to be Toby's BFF but I think she's a lot closer to Ian than she's ever been to Toby; or to Jeff for that matter. She's probably promised Ian to replace his cheezy sedan with the '55 T-Bird her husband left behind.
I wonder what Ian thinks about the Scottish referendum. Also, this might be his fault completely ... he was distracted by the books in tape version of the Great Castles of Scotland.
I'm always a day behind on my comics. When Hannah asked herself, "Why doesn't she *see* that?" in Monday's strip, I couldn't help but think, "Maybe she needs to go to the eye doctor like you do!"
Well, at least Hanna saved 15% on her car insurance in just 15 minutess!!
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