"Did he have a huge philtrum? That's him! That's Adam."
"You mean 'it is he," dear" says Mary, gently correcting Terry's grammar as she kicks off a six-week stint of meddling. "Would you care for a chin napkin? You're getting peach muffin crumbs in your cleavage."
Speaking of grammar, that should be a single quotation mark after "he," it being a quote within a quote, although authorities seem to differ on the proper comma placement in a case like this.
In the first panel, the muffins seem to be in silos. Are they still in the (extremely odd) muffin pan? Mary must never have met the Muffin Man - every experienced muffin baker knows that muffins get soggy if they're left in the pan after baking. Humph! The "muffin" that Terry is eating looks more like a knish, anyway.
"Yes! It's Adam...It's Him!" confirmed Terry Bryson, Department Head and Head of the Department of Redundancy Department.This, after a query posed by Mary Worth, of the Hyphenation Nation.
Boy, Adam's floating head looks downright sinister. I think we have a winner for the "floating Head" category in next year's Worthy awards.I hope Mary invites Toby so they can "observe how they interact with each other." (Adam and Terry, that is.)
I think Terry's memory of Adam's floating head includes the screened enclosure they were in when they fell in love while conducting a water boarding session with a recalcitrant enemy non-combatant.
I love Terry's self exam technique in P2. However, looking at her facial expression my stroke training kicked in:F - FaceA - ArmS - SpeechT - I don't remember..Oh No!!!!!!!!:-/
"Peach muffins" is the kind of phrase that makes me suspect that the writer of it has never cooked anything. I'm sure you can make peach muffins, I'm sure they do exist. But I can't imagine if you bought peaches that the first thing you would think of doing with them is making muffins, especially considering you'd probably have to skin, stone and puree them to get them into a state where you could actually mix them with your other ingredients. I'm not sure the results would be worth it.
What this panel needs is a palindrome. The floating head should be saying, "Madam, I'm Adam."
Here is my favorite peach muffin recipe:Original recipe makes 16 muffins 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil 3 eggs, lightly beaten 2 cups white sugar 2 cups peeled, pitted, and chopped peaches 1 well pressed Chin Napkin
Anonymous, I already claimed that palindrome from the day Mary latched onto Adam at the Charterstone entrance. But, it's a classic. As is that peach muffin recipe, Chin Napkin Groupie.
Oh, and I looked it up, Wanders. Didn't know that philtrum piercing was a thing. Thanks, Google.
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