This has been one of Mary's most effective hypnosis sessions. Terry's free will is totally suppressed, and she will do whatever Mary commands. When she hears the word "undercover," she will flap her arms and cluck like a chicken.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
Saturday, April 25, 2015
It's possible that after the Bat-Man threw him out the window, and the Congress-Man shot him in the knee, that Adam Miller has become disillusioned with the life of a Super Villain. He may have had a change of heart. It may be time for Teflon Girl to reconsider.
Friday, April 24, 2015
"I'll give you my coffee for your muffin, and then let me clear things up for you. Adam and I had a love hate relationship. We adored each other, and yet he was sworn to destroying the world, and I was sworn to saving it. This led to a lot of emotional tension as you can imagine..."
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
"What we had was pretty great. The blobs were fresh, and the dressing on my green lumps was delicious. But my favorites were the white flat discs. They were simply divine. Oh, wait, you're still talking about us?"
I've added a couple of "Pony Tail" songs to the jukebox in honor of Terry and Gina and Jenna and Vera and Lynn and Shannon. If only Dawn had a pony tail. Then maybe someone would love her. I've also added "Easy Peasy" in memory of Olive Taylor who almost died!
Friday, April 17, 2015
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
I really don't know why I'm convinced Adam is a Super Villain. There certainly doesn't seem to be anything creepy or nefarious about him. I mean, it's totally normal for an inky black shadow to climb out of a man's bright white shirt and engulf his face in total darkness.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
Even though Adam's list of disabilities continues to grow -- gimpy leg, glass eye, swollen hand (or shrunken hand -- you decide) -- he still manages to perch himself on the extreme edge of Park Bench with great dexterity.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
Karen Moy employs many literary devices to tell her marvelous stories: Action, in-action, and today's perfect execution of anti-action. Very few authors dare to attempt anti-action because using it improperly can suck the reader's brain into an intercranial black hole. So it requires a license. But used properly, it completely negates all previous action in the story.
There are times when the use of this dangerous technique is important. For instance, when the writer wants to erase all previous character development, or blandify the character. It is the author's do-over and always keeps the reader guessing. I can't recommend the use of anti-action because it has the potential to kill, but I am sure most of us survived today's excellent usage.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
"So we were both hurt working in the Secret Service. You were hurt by your perceived emotions, and your complete and utter dependence on my attention and presence in your life. And I was hurt by... well, an actual bullet. So that's another thing we have in common."
Monday, April 6, 2015
When I take a day off to focus on family or work, I usually don't backtrack, but I think to fully appreciate what's going on in this strip, you have to review what I think is the BEST BREAKUP EVER. Adam, who believes in Congressman McDugal, goes to work for him. He is so respected in the Secret Service that I guess he gets to pick and choose his own assignments based on, presumably, political ideology. Of course, since no one can EVER be in a relationship with someone who is on call, Terry has a complete meltdown. For Terry, you're either on call with her, or with the Congressman. Adam, who has his principles, chooses the Congressman, at least until he gets shot eight years later. Then he comes limping back to Terry, all "I love you, I have always loved you." But what happens when he ends up taking a bullet for Terry? Then who will he go limping off to?
Anyway, here's here's today's strip.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
McDugal? Of all the politicos you could have chosen to name Adam's hero after, you picked Jim McDougal? The real Jim McDougal died in 1998 in a federal correctional facility at the age of 57 after being convicted on 18 counts of fraud and conspiracy in the Clinton's Whitewater case. He also made his second failed run at Congress during the height of the controversy.
Is it political differences that drive Adam and Terry apart? Is he protecting a crooked congressman, while she is investigating him for fraud?
Here's something that might cheer Terry up. Sutton Foster tap dancing in Thoroughly Modern Millie. There's nothing like tap dancing to help you "Forget About the Boy!" Bernadette's intro is about 35 seconds, so skip ahead if you must, but, really, who would skip Bernadette? You'll want to go full screen on this.
Friday, April 3, 2015
"AAAAAAAAAAUGH!!!!!! Protective SERVICES??? But we're an UNBEATABLE Team!! If you leave INVESTIGATIONS, I'll be beatable! You'll ruin me!! I'll spend the rest of my career in some dull little town wearing trench coats and warning dimwitted artists about the dangers of EnormousShop.com and Pretty Porpoises. I admit you look good in sunglasses, but Protective SERVICES? You don't get to dress up like a go-go girl in Protective Services!"
Thursday, April 2, 2015
It's a good thing Terry is thinking this story to herself. If she were telling it out loud to someone else, they might start to think she was boasting. But since this is merely an inner narrative, there's no shame in bragging about yourself to yourself. Of course, the tragedy of Adam's fall to a life of Super Crime will ultimately break Teflon Girl's proud, no-stick heart.