Desserts are on the other side of the menu, Wilbur.
I missed out on commenting because I was away for the weekend and my stupid phone won't let me post.Like Josh at The Comics Curmudgeon said, Christmas has come early and the present is Wilbur. He is the gift that keeps on giving.I wanted to say the other day that Wilbur is doing his best Otis the Drunk impersonation with some Crazy Guggenheim thrown in for good measure. (In case anyone doesn't know who Crazy Guggenheim is, he was the late Frank Fontaine, who played him in the "Joe the Bartender" sketch on the Jackie Gleason Show.I am certain Estelle is brain dead for taking a fat, drunk and stupid Wilbur out with her. As someone said yesterday, I would have slapped the stupid out of him and slammed the door in his face. These two idiots deserve each otherI am disappointed in KM today. I was hoping for some real drunken hilarity from Wilbur. I wanted him to call Zak "Yake boy" and Iris "Irish". Estelle must have poured some coffee down his gullet before they got there. Maybe this is the windup for KM and we are (hopefully) going to be treated to Wilbur's drunken shenanigans as he orders Mai Thai (pun intended) after Mai Thai for a week until he breaks down in drunken sobs.BTW, are they having dinner in a barn?
One more thing: I want to slap the you know what out of Wilbur's drunk, smug face.
Regina W.-P., maybe KM is starting slow on Monday as she works to a cataclysmic weekend. I did wonder why Woeful Wilbur suddenly stopped slurring his words.“My Thai” - such a clever name, which is why at least every moderately size city in the country has a Thai restaurant called My Thai.
It looks like Wilbur is about to morph from goofy drunk into mean drunk as he tries to bait Yak Guy. Because there's no way he sobered up that fast.-- Scottie McW.
Today's Boldface Haiku is titled"Next Time, Wilbur Should Drink The Liquid Smart Instead".Game developer.Yes, taken off--Time! Around? Too busy?Not really. Own! Head!
I hope Wilbur brought his smart phone so he can take a "Tuber" or "Luft" home.Back in '93 I visited a girl I liked and there was another guy there. Years later I found her webpage and sent an email. "Hi, how's it going? blah blah blah". Her terse reply was "I married that guy you didn't like."Wilbur, I will feel your pain on Friday, or on Sunday's recap, or all next week....
By the end of the week Wilbur will be so short he won't be able to see over the table. All that will be left will be a speech bubble.
RE: Are they having dinner in a barn, I suspect "My Thai" is located in a re-purposed Red Barn restaurant, judging from that first panel. Savoring the upcoming week of gaffe-laden dialogue and awkward dinner silence as Estelle quietly (and angrily) gets drunk. Really hoping there's a "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" fight between Estelle and Wilbur in the hallway back at Charterstone.
Well, Zak is the only one looking at the Drinks menu. Maybe Iris and Estelle will leave together and Yak will say, Thish is the beginning of a beautiful friendship, Wilfred.
It begins. Hopefully, after this disaster of a double date is over, some Mozambicans will show up to interview Wilbur about it.
Does the Thai place on Elm have only Drinks and Desserts on the menu? Zak (who seems much smarter than Penny’s Zak on “Big Bang”) is perusing the Drinks side in order to get Wilbur even more snockered and obnoxious. He may not be slurring his words at the moment, but his mouth seems to be somewhat skewed, as well as loud and opinionated. I tried to dredge up some sympathy for the loathesome little toad, but I couldn’t do it.
So, Zak is the Head of a startup tech company and 'makes [his] own hours'? That's as believable as anything else in this strip including Dr. Jeff Cory's long-term platonic relationship with Mary. Having been on the periphery of a few people who founded/ran such companies, my observation is that their job makes their hours for them. In those companies, every day there are one or more issues, emergencies, decisions, presentations, etc. that require the CEO/founder's personal attention. I'm not writing that to validate the 'I only sleep four hours every other Tuesday' mythos that those types espouse but merely to point out that KM is, again, writing about something of which she knows nothing. That said, Wilbur may have shown up you-know-what faced, but at least, unlike Zak, he took the time to shave.
Mary and Jeff decide to be spontaneous and instead of their usual dinner at the Bum Boat also decide to go to that new Thai place on Elm. There Mary will be a first hand witness to Wilbur's antics and Estelle's humiliation and will gleefully calculate how many muffins she will have to bake to resolve this mess.
Okay, so Estelle is clueless, Wilbur is pathetic, and Zak is self-absorbed. But how about Iris? What were her motives in agreeing to this double date? She must have known how poorly Wilbur would compare to Zak, so who's she sticking it to? Wilbur or Estelle? I think Iris is mean.HelenClark
While I am enjoying watching Wilbur make a fool of himself, I also find myself wondering about Zak. It's one thing to be into Iris, but I have to wonder if he ever thought he'd be double dating with three oldsters at the same time. Must be kind of weird for him, don't ya think? Reminds me of visiting my mom in her assisted living center and having dinner with her and her friends. That would be a very strange date.
Random thought but did this Thai restaurant have a booster seat for Wilbur?
TimP: You're absolutely right about the boss never being off-clock, but it's not just modern high-tech businesses that are like that. My dad ran his own (decidedly low-tech) business back in the day, and we never took vacations. He had to work so hard to get ahead on his jobs and then to catch up afterward that it wasn't worth it for him to take time off. Fortunately we lived next door to a national park, so we did a lot of camping on weekends. You have the meanest boss in the world when you work for yourself.
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