As good ol' Joe Giella used to say, "!"
Nice facelift, Iris. And fast, too.
I think the thought of ordering the SQUID INK PASTA! that she's always wanted to TRY has jolted Iris into wide eyed wonderment.Or, it could simply be Zak's amazingly styled unshaven chin line that did it.
Since I am so out of it when it comes to hipster things like "squid ink pasta", I had to go and look it up on Google. What I saw was worse than any concoction that Mary could ever some up with. It looks like a plate of...well, I won't say anymore, you guys look it up and judge for yourselves.
Are we allowed to say concupiscence (I'll admit I misspelled it the first time) on the blog?
The menu looks like it was written in squid ink...by an actual squid.
Can we deduce by the shocked look on Iris's face that up until that moment she'd thought it BAD to try NEW things?
Who's paying for dinner at this high-class restaurant? The boy toy with his grad student budget? And - as everyone has already noted - who's taking care of Tommy while his mom is playing cougar?
Squid ink pasta?!?! Does no one miss Wilbur and his hum-drum sandwiches? Attention must be paid!
Iris's nose disappears while her eyes widen, and she's about to set her menu on fire. Another new thing!
Living in Santa Royale (by the ocean, I believe) Iris must have been living in a cave for the last 40 years to have never come across squid ink pasta (just black spaghetti folks, doesn't taste any different) before this dinner. Maybe she just trying to act naive so she won't seem as matronly as she really is.
Judging from the look on Iris' face, Zak suggested...well, something I shouldn't mention on a family-friendly blog.I'd never heard of squid ink pasta, but I live way inland.Also, Zak's eyes have changed colour three times now. First they were green, then blue, and now they are brown.
Early editions of this strip actually had Iris saying something, but her response was deleted by the Comics Code Authority. We are simply left with "The Eyes"...
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