When the Catholic Church got away from the idea of original sin, and into the notion that counseling could cure sinners, they applied it to abusive priests.That didn't quite work out. I suspect Father Feelgood is operating outside the canon.
Too bad there's not a third panel today with Mary and Father Feelgood squabbling about who gave better advice. Unlike this tiresome, weeks-long snooze fest, that could be mildly interesting.Tommy boy, turn that frown upside down! Didn't Iris warn you that your face will freeze that way? And get a shampoo and hair cut!
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Little Words, Easier Remember".Not!Long way...Catalyst fully!
I suspect that Father Feelgood is a fake priest who just happened to pass by the confessional and figured he would use his newfound "priestly skills" on Tommy. That is the only explanation I have for Fr. Feelgood not getting the grasp of how confession works.Also, I think we have a winner in the "Worthy Awards" for the "floating head" category.
A priest talking about love to a young male, not cool at all.
Oooh, a double floating-head day! I don't think Tommy's capable of having original thoughts.
Even though Mary and Father Damien are depicted in separate panels, I can't help but be reminded of the cartoon cliché of a little angel speaking into one of a character's ears while a little devil makes his counterargument in the other. But which would be which in this case?
Fr. Feelgood's actual thought balloon: "Of all the confessionals in all the towns in all the world, he walks into mine."
In the meantime, while Tommy was in the confessional, a stranger with a mullet, scraggly beard, and prison tats has slunk into the market and is asking after Tommy. “He’s in trouble. Hasn’t shown up for his shift stacking shelves” the manager snarls. “Hey Brandy! This dude wants to see your loser boyfriend. Take your break now and talk to him. Outside, though. I don’t like his type in the store!”Hilarity ensues.
Wednesday: Tommy is disregarding Mary and Fr. Feegood’s advice and is boring us with his repetitive thoughts again.
It’s time for Tommy to visit his good friends in Goleta to get their perspective. Unless they are druggies and alkies....Tommy isn’t soliciting my advice but here it is;1. Get a haircut and buy big bottles of shampoo and conditioner.2. Start calling yourself Tom or Thomas. You’re not in elementary school.3. Meet with Brandy, level with her about your past, and tell her you’ve resolved to change your life. (Do not mention Mary Worth or Father Feelgood!) If Brandy is willing to give your relationship a shot, bully for her. If she dumps you, good riddance - she’s dealing with a boatload of unresolved issues herself.Of course, none of those things will happen.
@KitKat: Excellent advice. Thomas/Tom spends so much time over analyzing this, he has not been to work in 2 weeks! Fired again!Why didn't he talk to Iris about all this?
Wednesday's strip - which deep sixes the entire concept of recovering, is possibly worse than last weeks demonstration of not getting the concept of confession. How is it possible that Moy can so steadily move from one position of total ignorance to another without ever getting something right by chance?
@Downpuppy, lol. Kitkat, have you considered being a sweatervest therapist/confessional priest/"Ask Wendy" columnist/Mary Worth? Oh wait, your suggestions were totally practical. You clearly are not qualified to be any of those things. And why hasn't he talked to his mom about this? She's too busy jetsetting around qith Zak?Seriously, I am so over all this hand-wringing and lame introspection. What's Brandy's number? I'm ready to call her myself!On the other hand, I hope we get a bold-face haiku today. Would love to see what Nance can do with those words.
WEDNESDAYToday's Boldface Haiku (just for Imjb 1964) is titled"In Which Tommy Waxes Poetic About What He Brings To The Relationship".("Druggie alky dad!"Abuse abandon!")
@Nance, there was a TV commercial for either beer or a soft drink that featured a horrifying hybrid creature that kept repeating “Puppy monkey baby”. “Druggie alky dad” had a similar enough cadence to bring it to my aging mind.Thanks.
Thank you, Nance, that was everything I hoped for and more.fauxprof, thanks a lot for reminding me about those creepy commercials. They are no less creepy if I imagine Tommy in the commercial saying, "Druggie alky dad!"
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