Yeah, I've been working on my liberal arts degree for seven years. I'm hoping to get a job at Jerry's one day, and move in with some old lady who will take care of me.
What a sparkling Wit and conversational Gift! How can Iris help but be Charmed by him?
For once, I have a sense of anticipation in a Mary Worth story line. Oh, WHAT will happen next? Love the look on Iris' face upon hearing the news that her lunch companion is the same age as Tommy..
Tommy isn't going to like this. Unless he finds his own cougar, which will result in the most awkward and sickening double date in comic strip history.
Iris is so shocked, her neck has lengthened six inches. Maybe her head will pop right off, and Zak will say "Haha, isn't that something?!Tommy and Zak might get along swimmingly. They already share three things: stubble, messy hair, and Iris.
Zak must have a deep, scheming ulterior motive. He may be a Machiavellian mastermind, a psychopathic unsub worthy of a "Criminal Minds" story arc...or, he's a standard Worthiverse lackwit destined for months of Mary-mediated boredom.
Can I suggest adding to the Jukebox the Millie Jackson classic homage to timeless love: "Young Man, Older Woman". Or the Fountains of Wayne "Stacey's Mom".
Take a look at the Australian hottie that Karen Moy (yes!) believes may be "related to" Zak. Who could blame Iris for a lapse in judgment? http://maryworthcomics.com/
Tommy - great news! You're going to have a new roommate!!! Meet Zak. Could Mary set up an MMA-style match to see which one gets to stay with Iris?
I think Iris should be looking somewhere in the middle of the continuum between Zak and Wilbur.
Haha! Iris looks like she's going to faint.
Zak - "HaHa. I'm 25 and live with my mom too. I've been sleeping on her couch since I got out of prison."Iris - "My Tommy was in prison."Zak - "HaHa, maybe I knew him. I made lots of friends in prison."Iris - "He's a recovering addict too. He got addicted to Vicodin after lifting a 4 pound box and hurting his back. It ended up costing him his girlfriend and his job at Jerrys Sandwich Shop."Zak - "HaHa. No way! My parole officer got me a job at Jerrys Sandwich Shop. You should have seen the accident that was left in the bathroom on my first day. It's too bad the shop closed. Jerry said his best customer was out of the country and he had gone bankrupt. That guy sure must have loved sandwiches. HaHa,"
Wanders, what's with the liberal arts degree and English major cracks? I'm offended! Harumph! I am not going to launch into a full-throated defense of the liberal arts and literary studies right now, but I will say this--I have Great Expectations of this blog, and every time I visit this page, I have a Dickens of a good time! I am now going to go back to my Bleak House in the Charterstone complex and have a martini with an Olive & Twist! Maybe I'll even sing a Christmas Carol ...
ALERT, ALERT! It has been an entire month since Mary made an appearance. What gives? Is KM planning to change the name of the strip to Iris Beedie Faces Life?Zak is "pursuing an advanced business degree" - how nonspecific can you get? Iris should ask him about his undergraduate major in Gigolo Studies.Considering the usual glacial pace of KM's plots, this May-December relationship is whizzing along. Iris and Zak just met and he's coming on way, way too strong. Is he looking for a place to crash?
Zak is modeled after Chris Hemsworth? or one of those Hemsworths. HA HA!
@Toots McGee at 3:04 p.m., I agree. KM is becoming increasingly delusional.
As a cranky old retired academic, it seems to me that any old college can tack on an MBA program and start calling itself "University". I want to know if you can get an MA or PhD in chemistry, or history or education or nursing as well before I'm going to call Zak a grad student. (Harrumpf and get off my lawn. It's been a trying day.)
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