Mary Worth, 7/27/15
Welp, the good news is Adam and Terry are finally out of the water, but the bad news is that’s all the Pool Party we get this time around. However, the great news is it looks we’re starting Ian-centric story arc, and those are the best.
“University Directors” are usually directors of something, like athletics or media services. We don’t know what Hilton Berkes directs, but judging from how hard Ian is sucking up to him it must be pretty important. Maybe UCSR got tired of all the Ian-related accidents, lawsuits, and media embarrassments and appointed a full-time Director of Professor Ian Cameron to shadow him day and night and tell him what to do. That explains Ian’s enthusiasm — he’s hoping the guy will give him real-time sex guidance during his next squalid, doomed attempt to make love to his wife.
Rex Morgan, M.D., 7/27/15
OMG you guys it’s beloved ancillary Rex Morgan character Heather! Heather used to be Sarah’s nanny, until she married captain of industry Milton Avery way the heck back in 2004. Since then, Heather has overcome every obstacle put in her path, while Milton has strangely declined in both mind and body. It’s pretty clear she’s been poisoning him to take over his empire, and she’s going to keep at it ’til it stops being fun.
Apartment 3-G, 7/27/15
Say, you know who else is making a new beginning? Lu Ann! What, did you think “Margo,” how can that be, do you see Margo anywhere around?
Anyway, Lu Ann wants to make a new start, so obviously the first step is to give somebody her share of the apartment, but the Professor somehow won’t let her do it. Now, the three women somehow collectively own their building. So I don’t why Papagoras has any say in the matter, unless he directs her life like he’s Hilton Berkes or something, or all Svengali-like got her hooked on drugs. Which he totes could do, he’s done it before.
Hey, you know those lazy comic strips that end with one character telling another one how funny their joke was? Well, this is the passive-aggressive inverse of that, and it’s no better.
– Uncle Lumpy
Rex Morgan, M.D., 7/25/15
Ahh, vacation time with the Morgans — two weeks of nothing but free food, drink, and fishing-themed sexual innuendo.
Dick Tracy, 7/25/15
Wave roses around, covet Space Coupes, brand a few minions on the face with a “B” and it won’t be long before people ask, “Say, do you suppose this ‘Mr. Bigg’ is actually beloved insane villain ‘Mr. Bribery’ from Dick Tracy’s beloved insane “Descent into Madness” period, the mid-1960′s?” Bribery was supposed to have died on June 26th, 1967, but today’s Bigg Reveal casts doubt on that.
Bribery is a bad man even by the standards of Dick Tracy villains, and let me tell you that’s pretty bad. You can read for yourself about his exploits, cigar-smoking cat, and much more on the lovingly maintained and informative Dick Tracy Wiki.
Bribery has long been obsessed with getting hold of a Space Coupe, even though the only one now in human hands was last seen carrying Dr. Sail, Dr. Ghote, “pilot” Flash Munro, no food or water, and very little oxygen toward Jupiter on a collision course. So that one’s probably out of reach. Kidnapping Diet Smith to build him a new one is Plan “B” (bwahaha).
Hi and Lois, 7/25/15
Hi’s wife is his boss. Thirsty’s wife is his enemy. Hypothesis: Thirsty and Irma are happier than Hi and Lois, and enjoy far better sex.
– Uncle Lumpy
Funky Winkerbean, 7/17/15
YES, the moment I’ve been waiting for in this time travel plot has arrived! Everyone has met their past/future self, except … Lisa. Because she has no future self. She’s standing there in the background, looking gobsmacked, as the reality of her own mortality comes crashing down on her like a ton of bricks. Even Les, who supposedly loves Lisa more than anything and would give the world to see her just one more time, is too busy staring into his own dull, baffled eyes to notice her. Guess you’re just going to be stuck making awkward small talk with your replacement back there, teen Lisa! (Cayla’s younger self did not make this journey because I think she was busy being about eight years old.)
Rex Morgan, M.D., 7/17/15
Oh, say, have I forgotten to mention that the Morgans are heading up to the same cabin where Rex and Niki had their now-legendary trout-fishing expedition just a mere eight years ago (approximately three months in strip time)? The trip is beginning with vomiting and an even more malformed than usual Sarah demanding pancakes, which bodes well.