"I'm tired of sitting at the little kids' table. I want to sit at the big people's table!"
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "Meanwhile, Under The Meditative Gaze Of SplakBear":Quiet...all right?Yes.Really?No.
Iris doesn't even have a basement that Tommy can live in.
So many thoughts to start the week.Nance, your haiku is wonderful. Ah, Splak Bear cereal. That was Zak's favorite. Perhaps Iris and Tommy can bond with a day at the spa. Their matching hairdos could use a trim and highlight. Finally, plea to Moy. Stop the Beedie boredom! At this point, I'd welcome Toby's clown paintings and weird animal statues. Isn't it time for a pool party?
Iris and Tommy again - AAAAHHH!!! I'm going all high-falutin' and paraphrasing King Henry II of England: "Will no one rid me of these turbulent Beedies?"
I think Tommy is leafing through the the same big illustrated book of Bible stories and Lives of the Saints I had in second grade. That would be about his speed. Seems like Iris is up for a further stint of motherly martyrdom, so it's appropriate.
All right, before we all forget about Zak entirely, can I ask a question? How come he never made it out of "bit players?" I see that Harlan Jones and some characters that made some extremely brief appearances (what's-his-name, Ian's professor buddy; Dr. Milton Smith, etc.) got their own label. Why not Zak? Just curious....
Anon@1010Am. You ask a great question. Zak never even had a last name. I kept waiting for Iris to ask so I could add the label, but she never did. She never asked about his family. She never asked about his life. We never knew him. Whereas we knew more about Harlan Jones than was probably legal, and even though Milton Smith was only in one or two panels, we knew more about him than Zak. Also, Dr. Smith was the first Character of Color to ever appear in this strip, so it was kind of a big deal. And Ian's professor buddy was totally awesome. Zak was un-awesome and bland. Does that answer your question?
Hey Wanders - Thanks for your response! However, with all due respect, I'm not sure the fact that we never knew Zak's last name is a valid reason for not giving him his own label - Alison and Gina both got labels as "the waitress" and how about "Jim" and "Cathy?" They're both up there sans last name. I'm with you on Harlan and Dr. Smith; not so much on the professor though. But... I'm thinking some of us ladies did not find Zak bland at all - those striking green eyes (well, on the days Roy remembered to give him green eyes) were pretty awesome! Anyway, I don't mean to be argumentative - it's your blog and I do love stopping by here every day. Thanks again!
Wilbur sent Iris an email months ago and I don't remember but I don't think Iris ever responded did she? And is Wilbur still freezing in Antarctica?
@Bit Players discussion: Agitated Aggie from Pax Wellness Center doesn't have her own label, and Agitated Aggie was Awesome ... and Amazing! "Review past interactions for possible causes!" ... So, Wanders, yeah, I catch your drift! ... All the same, Zak was a pretty awesome dude, label or not.@Nance: "Under the Meditative Gaze of Splak-Bear" made me snort! Literally LOL!I'm wondering what Toby Cameron is up to? And how long has it been since we've had a pool party? 2013? ... Sigh!
TUESDAYToday's Boldface Haiku is titled "Taking Our Problems Out For A Good Airing And A Side Of Fries".Talk?Not really.Eat out, new diner!Uh...okay.
re: hidden message...."In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was Mary, and Mary was the Word. Word up."
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