Meanwhile, behind the door... Toby checks the top of her head in the mirror as she dons a business suit to begin her job search. Two can play the money card game, bucko.
Today's full strip
OK. Yesterday Ian has a tie on. Then it appears to be loose around his neck. Now it's gone. Is Ian trying out for a Broadway run of "The Illusionists" featuring Ian and disappearing tie or is he trying to win his wife back with his best Chippendale's impression. Toby, please talk to him before he takes his shirt off...please...for the love of humanity.
I also noticed the absence of the necktie. In yesterday's strip the tie started out knotted, then progressively loosened. Maybe Ian's sprouting chest hair (bleah!) pushed it. (Wanders, in addition to Mr. G's fascination with the artificial-turf sport coat, he seems to have a thing for climbing chest hair.)
How long is Eleanor Dill going to be babysat at Charterstone, anyway? Her ashes are being passed around like a holiday fruitcake. I see it's Mary's turn now; ED gets to greet everyone at the front door from her urn.
Please don't mention ED in front of Ian, Nance.
And please don't mention Ian's sprouting chest hair in front of mr, KitKat.
me, not mr
I just had a flashback to The Quiet Man - the scene where Katy Danaher runs into the bedroom and locks the door,leaving John Wayne, The Quiet Man Killer Thornton, standing on the other side. John Wayne kicks open the door, grabs Mary Kate by the hair and says: "There'll be no locks or bolts between us, Mary Kate... except those in your own mercenary little heart!"Hoot Man!!!
Lady Gaga wants her seaweed coat back
After another few days of this standing at the door conversation, in the spirit of the 2 year old he's acting like, Ian will just barge right in and plant himself on the sofa refusing to leave until 12 year old Toby either crawls out the bathroom window to escape or gets shoved into the living room by a non-too-gentle Mary. Really...considering that he insists on getting his way no matter what Toby wants, unless Mary beats him into submission, what else can his programming allow him to do?
They were standing by the door for so long, Mary changed her outfit to one with buttons.
Thoughts on yesterday's installment: nothing is less guaranteed to win Toby back than to say she needs to "come back home where she belongs." That's even worse than the money card.
Because this is Santa Royale and it's hot there, my guess is that Ian's jacket is a light cotton/poly blend with a fun novelty print. He machine washes it every night or two and it comes out wrinkle-free and ready for another day in academia.
I hope that Ian has removed his tie, is holding it down, out of our view, and tomorrow will raise it to throttle Mary, until she's dead. What a great way for Uncle Joe and Ms. Moy to announce their retirement.
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