Dawn's lips. Botox sandwich?
Today's full strip
Dawn needs those lips in order to carefully chew around the edges of her round bread sandwich to make it into a square sandwich. Leonardo used to do the same thing. He invented the square bread sandwich centuries before bread could be baked in a square shape. I learned this from a substitute art history teacher.
Harlan's bowl of clam/oatmeal/Kelk chowder has turned into a bowl of....I don't know...consommé? Gravy? Hot Fudge? Hey, I can totally endorse a bowlful of hot fudge.
Before we leave the topic behind completely, can anybody imagine what parkour would look like as drawn by Joe Giella? I'll bet it would be more wondrous than a shootout in a warehouse.
Just when you think this strip could not BE more boriZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
@fauxprof, Harlan has a bowl of UofSR Cafeteria's special Valvoline Chili. I was wondering how different foods keep appearing on Dawn and Harlan's trays, and I figured out that Cafeteria has food runners. Swanky for a cafeteria, no?!Repeated readings of "His example shows how FOCUSED INTENT is important!" made me scratch my head. Then it occurred to me that this sounds like something Mary would say. Maybe she HAS said it.
The strangest sentence ever uttered..."almost to the exclusion of anything else..."
I had to go back and re-read yesterday's strip to see what the heck today's had to do with what they were talking about then...I have no idea what Harlan is getting at. yesterday he was talking about how wide his interests are and today he and Dawn are on about "focused intent". What IS he trying to say??!! Maybe Moy is just throwing words in these strips because she knows nobody really pays attention to the language, just the illustrations...Might as well be saying "blah, blah, blah."
Dawn is eating a finger sandwich. Now where'd the rest of that arm go? Meanwhile, the bottle of vitamins that was on Harlan's tray yesterday has today morphed into a can of Che soda. How revolutionary! And inspiring.
Panel 2 - either the person behind Harlan has sneezed onto his/her food, or the aroma of the food is making a beeline to his/her nostrils. Mmmmmmm....
Bring me the head of Dawn Weston on a cheese sandwich.
" Work on a project to the exclusion of anything else.....Dedicated to his work....translate imagination into reality....working renentlessly...focused intent".....Darned if Karen Moy isn't describing her work ethic.
What the heck is Harlan drinking today? The jar of moonshine has been replaced with a can labeled "S-H-E..." or perhaps "Z-H-E..." Some kind of Russian cola? But cafeteria continuity aside, the dialogue is Moy-speak at its finest.
That's not even true; Leonardo was known to work on multiple projects simultaneously, dropping one and picking up another as inspiration struck, which is why so few completed works of his are around. Yes, I'm that incensed!
So Dawn will work on project "Harlan" almost to the exclusion of everything else until she is finished. Or is it the other way around?
@Sherry Chiger, KM never lets the facts interfere with her so-called "plots." She has a perennial "Pants on Fire" rating.
This just in: A new movie, The Meddler, opens nationally this weekend. Its unbelievable plot involves a widow who moves from New York to California.Who dreams this stuff up? Featuring Susan Sarandon as the meddler...
Thanks to all the cafeteria’s shiny surfaces, Dawn noticed yesterday that she had what is commonly known as chipmunk syndrome. So, she snuck out to get a quick Botox shot at the campus health center. Luckily, her absence went unnoticed by Harlan as he blabbered on about himself.
The way Dawn's lower lip has caved in suggests that in her Weston-esque hurry to scarf down that sandwich, she has swallowed her lower plate.
@meg: OMG, Meg! I thought you made it up, but it's really true! Yikes! And the Susan Sarandon character is named "Marnie"! It's almost "Mary"!Well, today's strip made me think ... I was thinking that we were somehow in the 1950s, but looking at Dawn's hairstyle in panel 2 and at the guy sitting behind her, we're obviously in the 1920s. I knew Dawn was a flapper ... she's always flappin' her gums!
THURSDAYWe're all speechless...Harlan: "There are many brilliant geniuses* in modern day...perhaps unknown to us, Dawn. But there will never be another you."*As opposed to dull geniuses
What a drippy conversation! "Excuse me, I have to use the restroom ..."
After a long career in higher education, I can testify that some of my colleagues were pedantic bores. But none of them ever sunk to Harlan's depth of inanity.
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