Boy, we are in for an exciting Christmas aren't we? Almost makes me want to order in.
Today's full strip
In a psychologically fascinating move in panel two, Joe has Mary drawing Evy. This might be related to having heard Karen Moy say, :This stuff almost writes itself." He's hoping he can get the characters to draw themselves.
Tough to make a grocery list with your eyes closed, Mary.
Anybody else shuddering over Mary's take on traditional dishes? The vegetable terrine she served Nola Wolverson is still nightmare fodder. Not to mention the years of salmon squares, chicken salad appetizers and Kelk creations. Hopefully, Kelk and Splak are regional products not available on the East coast.
I can't think of anything more exciting than watching someone write a list!!! Kelk and salmon must be at the top.For a well-off family like the Taylors (at least that's what the cabbie remarked), their kitchen is woefully small and under-equipped. You'd be hard pressed to squeeze anything larger than a custard cup in that teeny microwave. Where are the high-end appliances, counters, and island? Come up think of it, if they're so well off, why don't they have a cook?
I think by "order in" they mean "sit on bar stools and drink scotch"
I think it's a little Late In The Game for KM to be adding the disclaimer "Which is strange for me to say" to any of her character dialog.
This storyline looked like it would be another snoozer, but it's one of the best ever. Moy and Giella have unintentionally given us all early presents - and not traditional ones, either!Thanks, Wanders, for great observations.
Ah, yes, the traditional making of the shopping list. Wasn't there a family Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post cover of the family gathered around compiling a grocery list?Hopefully, as fauxprof mused, the frou-frou establishments in the Taylor's moneyed neighborhood carry all the traditional ingredients for a traditional Christmas meal. If not, Mary and Olive will have to take a bus to some outer borough where you can buy Splak and Kelk and that green stuff. That might be an adventure in itself (but I don't think we have time).My Christmas gift this year was the panel from yesterday where Mary exclaimed "Nonsense!" at the mention of ordering in. Thanks Karen and Joe. You guys are aces!
Just the thought of Mary's "know-it-all" cooking has caused poor Olive to age 30 years between Panels 1 and 2. I can't wait to see this feast. Good luck finding Goose and Figgy Pudding without having ordered them already. Ohhhh..maybe she'll make a TurDucken and stuff it with Kelk and Splak. Yum, that's eatin'.
How many different ways can you hyphenate the word "traditional"?
Panel 1 is ADORABLE!!! But panel 2 is almost perfect. To be truly perfect, the speech bubble above Ed and Evy would have two pointers, one to each of them, thus demonstrating that the Taylors truly are the Stepford parents that we've always suspected they were. (Mary's unfailing wisdom, utter unflappablility, and her resistance to aging--so tactlessly pointed out by Evy at dinner tonight--have long ago proven that she is a robot.)
By the way, anyone who is interested, KM will be conducting a guest creative writing class at Santa Royale Community College. There is no charge, but due to expected high demand, you still must register.
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