"What am I really afraid of? Well, my tummy brain is telling me not to give you my money."
Ted has bitten into the paper cup around the muffin and thinks it’s just as tasty as the filling—which is par for the course for a mass-produced baked good.
Ted, you can't like two things best. Make up your mind, is the blueberry OR the carrot your favorite? Wilbur's favorite is the bacon cheeseburger.The other day Mary had one mixing bowl on the counter full of muffin batter. Is she pressing blueberries and carrots in the muffin cups?Ted sold turtlenecks in his former sales career.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Existential Muffins: They're A Game, A Snack, A Therapy Session All In One!"Blueberry...Carrot!Favorites!Friends...public, much.Really?
May I say that, as a retired English teacher and current writer/editor, Ted's "and also" is simply killing me? I'm resigned to the "more than one best" thing, but that redundancy is so horrid.
Today the role of Ted Miller will be played by "Jaws" of James Bond fame.
First employee - Wilbur Weston - VP of Quality Control of Mary Muffin Bottoms (instead of selling muffin tops Ted will take the business a different direction to find a new niche)
Mary's Muffins: They're real, and they're spectacular!-- Scottie McW.
My guess is that turtleneck Ted is wearing helped him score most of his Timeshare sales...It comes out any time he gets a live one on the line...I'd like to see a three-headed shark dispatch him.
Do you know the muffin hag she lives in Charterstone...
Let's not pick on the turtlenecks too much. I basically wear them from mid-October until May. Then again, I'm in Maine, not Santa Royale. For what it's worth, glancing at today's strip I misread "blueberry" as "blubbery" and then "What are you afraid of?" as "What are you made of?" I think the unconscious mind squirms and struggles to make this drivel more interesting than it is.
I wonder what advice Wendy would offer.
What part of Maine Yahoonski? I'm in Westbrook. I'm from "away". (New York. My husband lured me up here in the summer, when the weaher is beautiful.) My NY friends ask me how I like it and I say "Well, it's beautiful 3 months out of the year.")I am so rooting for Ted to be a grifter and when he gets Mary's dough, he's off to Columbia to hang out on the beaches of Bogota with Fabiana and cousin Pedro. (I bet he looks a lot better in a Speedo than Wilbur does.)
As a copy editor, I would have deleted that. Ugh.
I should have said that one or the other be deleted.
I like the idea that Mary's really afraid to give Ted her money because when he inevitably absconds, she will have to summon the full wrath of her vengeance, and that just takes so much time from snipping roses.
Scottie McW @9:47: Funneee!
We are on the cusp of a breakthrough, people."What am I afraid of, Ted? Teenagers. Raw fish. The remote possibility that someone might do something without my meddling. Black cats. Black dogs. Black people. Swedes. But most of all? I’m afraid of muffins. They’re terrifying."
Mary should take a hint and call them nuthin muffins ala the MUNSTERS...
I had a staff person who said "Also too" all the time. I just wanted to use a red pen and circle her mouth!
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