Boy, did I guess wrong. I thought for sure it was Tommy mocking Brandy after she disclosed her father's alcoholism. It made sense that he would because he is, well... Tommy. Even if he isn't a pinball wizard.
@WandersYeah, I immediately assumed it was Tommy too. Seems like the kind of stupid thing he would say. But still, I think the natural question would have been, "[not Oh WOW,] What happened to HER?"Be that as it may, Brandy Buzzkill (amazing, awesome name, Nance) is going all in, so you're stuck with her now, Tommy. Don't even think of trying to slide out of this relationship. -- Scottie McW.
This date is going so well! Soon Tommy and Brandy will be laying on the floor in fetal positions sobbing uncontrollably.
I came here to say the exact same thing. Can you imagine being seated in one of the adjacent booths? Like a Nance haiku, all you hear are the frequently and inappropriately emphasized words. At what point would you ask to be reseated?
Add me to the list of readers who figured it was Tommy making that inane remark. It was SO him, after all. Brandy Buzzkill (Nance, you once again nailed it!), a relationship made in...someplace other than heaven.My stars, “@#$%!” is in boldface, so it’s material for Nsnce’s haiku. I’ve been trying to decipher the non-family-friendly version but will refrain from posting my guess. I fo wonder if KM has a glossary of substitute characters for profanity or if she simply picks random symbols. Probably the latter...
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Sounds Terribly Personal And Painful; Please Tell Me More Here In This Public Place Specializing In Great Beers".Ha! Brandy doesn't!Father...Did he...?Physically. @#$%! Wasn't.Oh Wow! Happened?
My father said: "Brandy, any man you date is sure to be a @#$%!!"
Who asks such things at a diner? Shouldn't such intimate questions be reserved for pillow talk?
@RobC, since Iris isn’t home to do Tommy’s laundry anymore, the pillow is talking for itself. It says @#$% a lot.
This wordplay with Brandy would be more amusing if her name was Bourbon, gin or perhaps Glenlivet.
These two don't need Mary Worth, they need Circe Bermann.
Apparently these two have already reached the stage in their relationship where they finish each other's thoughts. Brandy assumes Tommy is asking if her father abused her. Tommy assumes Brandy would rather discuss what happened to her father than the mom she just described as unlucky (and dead). I don't hold out much hope for this liaison....
Wow ... heavy!First, Wilbur was in a dark place, and now Brandy’s in a dark place. Let’s hope Tommy can help her see the light! (But his first question is about Brandy’s father’s welfare, so I’m not optimistic ...)
I don't know if this needs to be said, but the genius of the Brandy Buzzkill name is that buzzkill is a drinking reference.Wouldn't it be great if Mary was in the next booth overhearing all this? Then she pops up and slides into the booth next to Brandy.-- S. McW.
To quote Tommy "Oh Geez". Brandy Buzzkill is really setting the tone for this story. Father is an abusive jerk, calls her @#$%!!...we're going to find out Daddy Dearest is doing 50-life in Sing Song prison or Folger's prison (just going along with KM's habit of changing real names) for killing her mother.After Brandy tells her sad sad story, Tommy is quiet for a moment, then says "What do you want for dessert?"
@Regina, LOL!And Nance, I almost choked on the cookie I was eating when I read your title. I also thought Tommy was making the Brandy comment, and I thought it was weirdly inappropriate even for him. Instead, it was just a weirdly awkward dialogue transition, which makes much more sense.
I think I just had a revelation about the word balloons. I assumed Tommy made the Brandy/booze quip. The left hand balloon is Brandy talking and the right is Tommy. However, we're on the outside looking IN so inside their positions are reversed! Tommy eft, Brandy Right!
@Scottie, KitKat, Imjb1964--Thanks, everyone. Great Beers all around! (Although I "don't drink" beer; I prefer wine or a martini.)I'm with Wanders: the last thing I wanted after a Wilbur Weston Hostage Crisis was a Bout Of Beedies. I'd even be happy to holster my Snark if a better character came along.Fat chance of that.
Maybe Jared and his Star Wars Action Figures Appreciation Club will be meeting in the next booth and overhear Brandy and Tommy's conversation and start reenacting it with their figures. The Wookie could play Tommy...
Does a Bout of Beedles disappear when you turn the light up?
Muffins, anyone ?
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