Derek performs magic with cigarettes, making it levitate and return to his mouth whenever Katie isn't looking.
Derek, what do you love more, your cigarettes or your marriage?Uh, I respectfully decline to answer on the grounds that my answer might intend to incriminate me.-- Scottie McW.P.S. Wanders, you are hilarious!
Shoot, "tend," not "intend."-- S.McW.
Uh-oh! That ciggie is going to land on Mary and Toby's balcony, and set their souvenir (plasticized) straw sombreros (which they are modeling for each other) on fire, and then we'll just see what happens while Derek and Katie are having their daily spat. Follow the fish pattern forward, cruisers!
Wouldn’t it be funny if Meg’s prediction comes true? Too bad the Mariachi band won’t be there to play when Mary & Toby do the Mexican Hot Foot.
Hey, Wanders! Time to add "Every Breath You Take" by The Police to the Jukebox if it's not already in there.Today's Boldface Haiku is titled "In Which KM Sets You Up For Yet Another Anticlimax".What a day!Yes, fun!*~
So that's it for Cozumel? What *fun* destination is next? A tobacco plantation possibly? Derek would like that.After the scene with Derek and 3E tossing song lyrics at each other, I've thought about a song for the Hoosiers and remembered Rodgers and Hart's "Ev'rything I've Got." Hit it, boys!"SHE: Don't stamp your foot at me,It's impoliteTo stamp your foot at meIs not quite right.At man's ingratitudeA woman winks,But such an attitude just stinks.REFRAIN 1I have eyes for you to give you dirty looks.I have words that do not come from children's booksthere's a trick with a knife I'm learning to doAnd ev'rything I've got belongs to you.I've a powerful anesthesia in my fist,And the perfect wrist to give your neck atwist.There are hammerlock holds,I've mastered a few,And ev'rything I've got belongs to you.Share for share, share alike,You get struck each time I strike.You for me- me for me-I'll give you plenty of nothing.I'm not yours for better but for worse,And I've learned to give the well-known witches' curse.I've a terrible tongue, a temper for two,And ev'rything I've got belongs to you."There's more here: http://www.lorenzhart.org/gotsng.htm
The good news is Peter Pan's shadow has been found.
The only thing that could pick up this plot--besides Meg's stellar idea--would be if that's Mary's silhouette behind the curtain.
So, along with all his OTHER fine qualties, Derek is a LITTERBUG!!
What a self-involved jerk! Not only inconsiderate of his wife (nag though she is), but throwing smoking materials over the rail of your balcony on a ship endangers the other passengers. I am not liking the Hoosiers at all. (Disclaimer: by "Hoosiers" I mean Derek and Katie, and not in general ihhabitants of my neighbor state of Indiana.)
And Katie will be locked in her stateroom by Esme. Derek will find- and rescue her- when he goes back to get his pack o' smokes. Alternatively, Mary will save the day.
Maybe Mary carries those nicotine patches and will slap one on his arm.
There are plenty of ways to quit smoking. Because of a settlement with Big Tobacco, you can get free Chantix through your local health department, plus support meetings. Why Derek didn't chose an option like that, instead of going cold turkey really irritates me, even if this is a comic and not related even distantly to reality. It's just such a contrived plot device.
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