Just one more thing these two won't have to worry about...
Today's full strip
Does this guy ever lighten up?
The dialogue is... even more indescribably Moyesque than the endless Great Mary-Olive Harangues of earlier this year (and late last year, given how long they went on), which at the time I truly believed were Peak Moy.I do hope that if nothing else they will prove fodder for another deathless Actors' Theatre of Santa Royale production. Imagine the dramatic tension that could be wrung from lines like "I'll keep that in mind."
"Greatness does not always attract tribute. People can be quick to criticize." Wanders and all of us, Karen Moy has sent us a direct message!Dawn keeps things in her mind for 17 seconds, then they're gone forever.
Sometime back, during the long, tedious Mary/Olive interlude, I mentioned that I missed Dawn Weston. Now I wish I could miss her some more.
Again with the pointy finger! Or is the prof going in for a nose touch? Oh God, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit! Excuse me.
Oh, no, I don't like the way this is going! It's a cult devoted to Harlan's greatness.The next part will be when Dawn and the other Harl-bots are drinking the kool-aid up at the Goleta jungle encampment. On the other hand, I loooooove the way this story is going.
To complement Harlan's increasingly luxuriant mustache, today we have the first chest hair sighting! (Ew...@Shmoopie, permit me to join you...)
Today Harlan is portrayed by Burt Reynolds, circa "Smokey and the Bandit".
Michelangelo, Leonardo and Harlan in descending order of greatness.
Dawn: "I'll keep that in...what did you say?"
Dawn: "I'll keep that in mind. Just in case I'm ever great at anything."Harlan: "Oh. Right. Never mind."
@KitKat: My thoughts exactly, too! Harlan Jones is pointing that odd-looking finger at Dawn, but he's speaking to US! The robots that "create" this strip have come ALIVE! It's off to Stepford, CT for me!
Do you think Harlan's gently preparing Dawn for the C- or D+ that she'll be getting on her first graded assignment in her art history course? (I mean, come on, she's not the sharpest tool in the shed; we all know it ... )
Wanders, the juxtaposition of your rant yesterday explaining how Michelangelo was a greater artist than Da Vinci and Harlan's opener of "perhaps Michelangelo was jealous" made me burst out laughing.
Boy, he's tedious. And pedantic.
No one who knows anything about art refers to Leonardo as 'da Vinci'; it is really grating to see this repeatedly from an 'art professor.' Vinci is where he is from; he is Leonardo from Vinci. And this whole story line is about a professor who has crossed appropriate boundaries with a very young student; very creepy. A middle aged professor who invites a freshman to 'exercise' at his home is a predator. Is that where the story is going?
Shmoopie: Somewhere I've seen this referred to as PIMMALPukeInMy Mouth ALittle
Friday: Please, please don't let "life" imitate "art."
Sharon @11:37 We can be certain that art will never imitate life in a KM storyline.
OH. MY. GOD. Friday's installment is simply scrumptious! So much to love! Panel 1: Harland and Dawn moping about their unrecognized--or criticized--"greatness" while staring at a colossal stone couple coupling flagrantly, with a real-life couple in the background duplicating the desires of our frustrated pair!Panel 2: The other alternative for our pair of art enthusiasts--staid loneliness with hands folded in front or in back--symbolically handcuffed in a state of frustrated desire. Nice job!Many have complained that this "plot" is inappropriate. Well, it's a soap opera strip ... after all, it's supposed to have uncomfortable, unpleasant things happening to characters so that we're satisfied that we are more moral than they are, and our lives are better than theirs are. "Mary Worth" goes one step farther, demonstrating the sheer genius of the strip's creators--unrecognized and criticized genius!--in that the strip will tantalize us with really inappropriate plots only to leave us, months later, wondering why nothing that was suggested day after day ever really happened.
Saturday: Harking back to Thursday, it must be getting really crowded inside Dawn's mind.
Dr. Harlan Jones, "That's Dr. Jones to you, student!"Dawn: "It's hard not to be affected." Really, Dawn? I think almost ALL of the characters in this strip are pretty affected! Pompous, too! Harumph!
Looks like Harlan is about to boop Dawn's nose.
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