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WUD yes WUD WUD forever WUD WUD WUD

Gil Thorp, 6/28/13

I think we can all agree that it’s been a long week we’ve just slogged through and we deserve a little reward. That reward has been handed to us by Gil Thorp, in the form of an old man in a Hawaiian shirt dealing out some brutal vigilante justice on some young thugs. These punks were insulting the nice “!”ing lady who just wanted to take their order at this fast food restaurant, and when this elderly gent tried to school them in manners, they crossed the line and drew first blood shove, leading to a wholly justified judo-throw “who-o-a!” followed by a meaty face-punch “WUD!” Does this herald at long last a bonkers wacky Gil Thorp summer storyline, like the kind we got in days of yore? Let’s hope!

Marvin, 6/28/13

But because I am a cruel blogger who taketh away joy as well as giveth, let me direct your attention to this image of Marvin wryly contemplating his new sexy dominatrix baby sitter.

Marmaduke, 6/28/13

SEE SEE IT’S NOT JUST ME MARMADUKE’S A MONSTER A MONSTER I TELL YOU

132 responses to “WUD yes WUD WUD forever WUD WUD WUD”

  1. Huckleberry Fink
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:24 am [Reply]

    Gil Thorp: Beavis and Butt-head underestimate the power of the Star-Spangled Shirtman — and get their asses handed to them.

    Mark Trail: A talented ventriloquist, Big Mike can make his eyebrows “speak.” Or maybe a couple of talking fuzzy caterpillars have taken up residence over his eyes.

  2. Drewbear
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:29 am [Reply]

    Marvin: Okay, I know that cartoons regularly distort proportions, but Jesus Christ, either Marvin is only about 6 inches tall here, or the babysitter is about 12 feet tall.

    Marmaduke: Mother has the scales fall from her eyes, finally fully comprehending the scope and terror of the evil living under her roof. Unfortunately, it’s took late for the sacrificial daughter, whose plaintive wails of despair and terror only add spice to her tender flesh.

  3. pugfuggly
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:30 am [Reply]

    GT Wooo! Between this and Judge Parker it’s been quite a week for angry men in Hawaiian shirts. I think that these two strips have finally figured out their key demographics: older women who find this kind of thing sexy, and ironic snarkers who find it hilarious.

  4. Rusty
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:31 am [Reply]

    Marvin is about the size of a small plush toy as pictured here. A small plush toy stuffed with feces.

    FW: The “If my mother wasn’t an easy lay back in high school, I wouldn’t be here to reject meeting my bio-dad” national nightmare seems to have come to a lame conclusion. Next week: “Wacky hijinx at band camp, part 27.”

  5. Calvin's Cardboard Box
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:31 am [Reply]

    CS – I’ve seen people do this, and the other passengers don’t take it lightly.

    I remember a middle-aged woman preoccupied with her cell phone who jumped up from one of the back rows the second the plane stopped at the gate and started pushing her way forward. People were not shy in tripping her, pushing her back, jumping out of their seats to block her way – if she had been less oblivious to everything except her phone call, a fight might have broken out. People who do this are complete assholes, though usually of the “master of the universe temporarily sentenced to business class” variety, not merely senile old cranks. Still, if he tried this in real life, he would take a few kicks to the groin at least.

    You sit and wait for the people in the row ahead of you to stand up, who in turn are waiting for the people in the row ahead of them. You pause and step back if needed to let them get their luggage, and you only get into the aisle when the people 4-5 rows ahead of you are already walking off the plane. We’re living in a society people!

  6. Herr Komerad Kommissar Denny
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:33 am [Reply]

    Does this herald at long last a bonkers wacky Gil Thorp summer storyline…?

    What’s the over-under on the WUDmaster being Kaz Sr.? On it being Future Kaz, brought by some mystery of time and space to present-day Milford?

  7. sporknpork
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:34 am [Reply]

    Josh, you made a classic grammar error. When shouting panicked warnings about monsters to disbelievers, the verb “tell” becomes plural.

  8. Chareth Cutestory
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:35 am [Reply]

    Marmaduke: Mom!! There’s a monster under my bed!! Oh no, Mom, now Marmaduke is trying to make an unholy union with it!!

  9. Chyron HR
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:35 am [Reply]

    FW – Are they just playing the video on a loop to make their point, or has it already gone viral and received the obligatory auto-tune remix?

  10. Liam
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:36 am [Reply]

    Spiderman-”Spiderman’s going to Costa Verde. You’re going to Costa Verde. Spiderman’s was in Las Vegas. You were in Las Vegas. Spiderman’s in San Francisco. You are in San Francisco. I never realized it before but Spiderman’s hired you to be his personal photographer.”

    A3G-Great! Now another storyline that they will jump around in willy nilly.

    Crankshaft-And so Cranky marches proudly off the plane right into the waiting arms of TSA agents.

    FW-A video tape of a girl reading her dead mother’s diary is a lot more binding and powerful than a restraining order.

    FW 2-”Pack it up we’re done here. We’ve just been bested by the diary of a dead woman written when she was a teenager.”

    JP-The judge saw the hatchet job of a review and now wants to take a hatchet to the reviewer.

    Gil Thorp-”The Germans that I killed with these moves were a lot tougher than you.”

    Marvin-And so begins Marvin’s obsession with being a submissive.

    Love Is-”What is she on and where can I get some?”

    MT-”I can’t go home empty handed! I promised my friends I would bag a hooker.”

  11. Dennis Jimenez
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:39 am [Reply]

    GT – In days of old, when Knights were bold and condoms weren’t invented;
    They’d place a sock upon their cocks and babies were prevented….

    Marvin – Please accept this tidbit Oh, Dark Master….

    Marm – Magic Paws trump Magic Fingers, every time….

    Adios Amigos, DJ.

  12. C. Sandy Cyst
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:42 am [Reply]

    wud I said wud I will Wud.

  13. Steffer K
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:46 am [Reply]

    Who is yelling Marmaduke? Or is this an exclamatory in our general consciousness?

    GT–Never EVER piss off 70-year-old George Costanza.

  14. Nehemiah Scudder
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:47 am [Reply]

    An Invisible Tribe Memorial Award today to Beetle Bailey for best drawn strip!

  15. Clint Brawny
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:51 am [Reply]

    Finally, a babysitter who will spank the horrible Marvin.

  16. revenge4Aldo
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:53 am [Reply]

    FC: It looks like Dolly’s recruited new members of La Cosa Circus. Soon you’ll move beyond running the block to running the whole town.

  17. nescio
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:54 am [Reply]

    Marvin misunderstands the purpose of hiring a dominatrix.

  18. Mibbitmaker
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:55 am [Reply]

    GT: WUD is going on?

    FW: Here’s where the studio audience wildly applauding goes.
    …..Wait… There’s just silence. The applause sign now blinks, and….. nothing.
    Now some booing begins….

    RMMD: Fate. Dear implausible, contrived fate.

    JP: …Cut to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush narrowing their eyes in contempt (from news footage of the last two decades)…

    MW: The lobotomy mostly worked.

    NS: (obvious straight line for ‘Mudgeons)

    Glibporn: *yawwwn*

    9CL: Congratulations, Brooke, you’ve finally made romantic/sexual passion boring. And by “finally”, I mean “for years now”.

  19. seismic-2
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:56 am [Reply]

    It’s been a good week for veteran and/or deceased Hollywood stars getting gigs in the funnies, first with Phil Harris’s landing the role of the hunting lodge operator in Mark Trail (I keep waiting for him to join the ginormous animals in a chorus of The Bear Necessities), and now Eli Wallach’s winning the coveted guest star slot in the Gil Thorp re-make of Death Wish. (Watch for the Charles Bronson cameo.) Next week – we learn that Margo is crying because Tyrone Power has broken her heart.

  20. pugfuggly
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:56 am [Reply]

    ASM Jesus, JJJ, did you not say yesterday that you needed Spiderman back in New York to sell papers??! Ah, whatever, enjoy that relaxing revolution in Costa whatever…

    C’Shaft Say what you want about Cranky, but he can read his audience: we can’t wait for you to get off the plane either.

    FW “A youtube video of some girl reading a diary that might possibly be Darin’s mother? Their case is airtight, Frankie! No reputable purveyor of crappy, uninteresting reality television would pick up our series now. Let’s hit the road and see what your other illegitimate kids are up to…”

    JP “Constance, did you see the hatchet job in the book day? No, I didn’t read it, I just assumed it would be there, owing to the poor quality of the book…”

    MT Tomorrow, on Mark Trail… “Wow, you sure delivered, Mike, just look at the size of this six-point bu-….HEY! This is just a bunch of otters taped together!”

    MW Looks like Elinor’s playing the long con “So far, so good…now I just have to wait until we move in together and then I’ll figure out where he keeps his banking information…”

  21. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:07 am [Reply]

    Marvin’s dominatrix’s ad said she was into infantilism, and Marvin’s dad misunderstood.

  22. cheech wizard
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:10 am [Reply]

    Yeah, we’ll see how long this dominatrix lasts once she finds out Marvin likes to include a big dose of copraphilla with his S&M.

  23. Raghead the Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:10 am [Reply]

    I’m a bit surprised Wizard of Id didn’t make it today. It’s certainly in(s)ane enough.

  24. Dood
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:13 am [Reply]

    Gil Thorp: “By cracky, it’s codgerin’ time!”

  25. Weaselboy
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:13 am [Reply]

    9CL – Thatdoesntmakeitanyfunnier

  26. Ratiocinator
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:15 am [Reply]

    9CL: You people are weird. Has anybody ever told you that you’re weird?

    FW: Oh no, heaven forbid that some girl posts a vid on YouTube throwing around unprovable accusations! We all know that people always pay attention to vids of random people talking into webcams and take them completely at face value, and Summer’s nine subscribers were Frankie’s entire target audience!

    JP: Oh no, heaven forbid that you don’t sell more books, Alan! I mean, you really need the money!

    Luann: Gunther? Costumes? This cannot end well.

  27. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:15 am [Reply]

    Marvin: Wow, look at those curvy legs. I’ve seen curvier 2x4s after they’ve been left out in the rain.

  28. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:16 am [Reply]

    Marvin, on the other hand, is bloating like a balloon. I’m voting for trichonella.

  29. Esther Blodgett
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:18 am [Reply]

    FW: I’m pretty sure Bio-Dad’s producer is hurrying them out of there because he is massively turned on right now.

    Marvin: Wait until the parents come home and find the babysitter wearing nothing but those boots and a diaper.

    JP: “This bad review could cost me upwards of $26 in royalties! Do you know how much that adds up to compounded annually over the life of an amortized investment? I do, because I’m rich!”

    Luann: OK, Gunther gets in a good line today.

  30. survivor
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:20 am [Reply]

    I’m hoping that the old man in the hawaiian shirt is merely warming up and we’re going to get a couple weeks worth of vigilante violence.

    The judo toss was mainly the old man’s method of stretching out his muscles before the physical exertion. He starts off by jabbing the kid in the face with his right elbow twenty times before switching to the other arm. I mean, you wouldn’t want to bruise your knuckles early if you intend to make the fight last.

    Next week, I hope to enjoy some full-on fist action with head shots and body blows. Perhaps a few forceful haymakers to the jaw by week’s end. Then we can move on to some of the hardcore wrestling moves.

  31. queek, source of Cuteness, Kawaii Commando
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:21 am [Reply]

    Frazz: nice save. also, nice continuity from yesterday, and a Smelly Weasels shirt.

    Luann: *heh* Gunth has gotten closer to Tiffany’s tits than Quill.

    R&R: *snurk!*

    PBS: Pig, feeling sorry for the folks from Retail.

    Bizarro: sneaks one past the censors.

    PMP: good thing I’m not on Facebook, then!

    GT: BEST GT EVAR!!!!!

    SF: o sheesh. not the Sinfest noise again!!!

  32. Hatlo Faction
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:22 am [Reply]

    GT We’ve replaced today’s Gil Thorpe with Tuesday Night Fights “Senior Mauls Bro” from Deadspin. Let’s see if anyone notices.

  33. queek, source of Cuteness, Kawaii Commando
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:22 am [Reply]

    Love Is: hovergirls.

  34. Calvin's Cardboard Box
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:22 am [Reply]

    FW – What a great illustration this plot has been of just how far the author has his head up his own ass. Tom LOVES St. Dead Fucking Lisa. She is the most fascinating thing he can even imagine. Thus, a story like this, drenched in her hagiography, cannot fail to be fascinating.

    Unfortunately, if you are not a member of the Cult of DSL, this storyline was just a re-hash of an ancient plot line, with ludicrous motivations and an ending that only makes sense to a cult member for whom any artifacts of the teachings of DSL are Holy Scripture.

  35. Das Storminator
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:24 am [Reply]

    GT: the old man is showing off, too, since he’d have to do a spinning entry to end up with the throw going on in panel 2. That or Rod Whigham doesn’t know anything about judo.

  36. Sam C
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:26 am [Reply]

    I initially misread Marvin’s thought bubble as “I’d better be on my best behavior with this shitter.” Which would have both demonstrated a nifty command of northern English slang and been a certifiable pot/kettle moment.

  37. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:26 am [Reply]

    Make Way For Morganspawn: I love the way the non-Morgan babysitter’s face is blithely disregarded for additional space for a Golden Child word balloon. She’s been shepherding this artistic virtuoso for years, she’s encouraged that fathead little snot to keep it up and offered help whenever possible, always with a smile, gushing profusely at every scribble that kid ever scrawled. And for her troubles, she gets the face blot.

    This plot line is making me sick. I’d see a doctor, but my doctor cancelled my appointment. Something about going to the museum to sign a mega millions book deal for his kid. I hope that Audrey Harrison gives it a terrible review.

  38. Dood
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:31 am [Reply]

    Gil Thorp: Just wait until you see this guy next week in Judge Parkour.

  39. Walker of Dog
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:33 am [Reply]

    RMMD: “I knew we could be friends once I identified your weakness, Ms. Lanning. It must be hard to go home and shower affection on your empty achievements and your self-respect, hmm?”

    Plug: Pick a state of residence, GENE.

    FW: Cameraman: “Pack it up – we’re done here. And don’t forget the lens cap. Also, you have to adjust the microphone to fit it in the — wait, turn it off first, ya dummy! Oh forget it – I’ll do it myself.”
    Frankie: (crying-Dawson face)

    GT: Suggested Jean-Luc Picard accompanying catchphrases:
    “A line must be drawn *HERE*!”
    “Howzabout a nice serving of Prime Directive, *PUNK*!”
    “Are you a bleeder? Make it *FLOW!*”

  40. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:33 am [Reply]

    GT: Judo Dick Cheney returned the slight shove of punk #1 with a full on body slam. Then he turned and attacked blond punk #2, although #2 was not party to the initial violence. Dick, you’re retired. You should’t keep reliving your years in the Bush administration through small scale recreations.

  41. remmy
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:34 am [Reply]

    In: For the love of fuck, someone please tell the Sinfest creator that his stuff has neither been humorous or insightful for about 2 years now. Give it up loser.

  42. Lumaca Morente
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:36 am [Reply]

    FC: Awww, Dolly and her friends Marcie and Atokenaa.

  43. jim, some guy in iowa
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:36 am [Reply]

    @hogenmogen (#37): people who work have to go to a fair amount of trouble to schedule appointments with their doctors. And Rex blows them all off without a thought

  44. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:37 am [Reply]

    JP: Poor reviews from the literary elite did great harm to the sales of the Twilight quadrilogy, The Da Vinci Code and 50 Shades of Grey.

  45. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:38 am [Reply]

    @jim, some guy in iowa (#43): I don’t know if it matters, since it seems Rex only has about 1 patient every two weeks of strip time.

  46. TheDiva
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:40 am [Reply]

    GT: WUD! isn’t as great a sound effect as KRONK! from Spider-Man a few weeks back, but I’ll take it.

    Marvin: Those shoes look like they could injure a small child. I approve of their use around Marvin.

  47. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:40 am [Reply]

    Rex: Remember when Avery was about to die? Turns out it WAS just some salmon swimming back upstream. Ok, on to the exciting saga of a six year old drawing some pictures!

    Nice dovetail with Doonesbury rerun this week. Jeff looking at his meaningless awards, and little Sawah getting fawned over for drawing a horsey.

  48. Molls
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:41 am [Reply]

    So now we know the “M” on Marvin’s shirt stands for masochism.

  49. Calvin's Cardboard Box
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:41 am [Reply]

    9CL – Is a tale told by an idiot, full of Sveth and Fleurrie, signifying nothing.

    It looks as if the plot has been completely forgotten and we are ready to wrap this up tomorrow. I’m sure we will visit our friends in NH a few months or a year from now, and be surprised to discover that they still lust for each other so much that they are unable to finish a conversation without dry-humping each other until they end up naked on the floor. We may even answer the mystery of whether Generic Beefcake Heterosexuals are able to consummate without being reduced to a puddle on the ground with a hand rising out of it.

  50. Buck Ripsnort
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:41 am [Reply]

    @remmy (#41): What, because he went from “Pimpin’ is Cooool!” to “Hey! Feminismism!” ?

  51. hogenmogen
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:43 am [Reply]

    @TheDiva (#46): WUD should be WWUD, the acronym for What Would U Do? Apparently this guy’s answer is “instantly resort to extreme violence”.

  52. Buck Ripsnort
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:43 am [Reply]

    Marvin: The folks who read the comics at breakfast WELCOME the shift from scat to S&M. I was gonna go for a David Vitter joke (Marvin’s already wearing a diaper), but I’ll restrain myself. Hey, JUST LIKE MARVIN’S GONNA BE RESTRAINED!

  53. Walker of Dog
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:46 am [Reply]

    MT: “And for God’s sake, cut back on the broccoli before you fumigate the entire forest!”
    “Sure thing, Mike!” fp**ffpf***ppf

    MW: Not one line of dialogue for our beloved main character? Good luck getting Mary out of her trailer for tomorrow’s strip.

    AS-M: Shares of Nike and Under Armour tumbled this morning, as mesh skullcaps suddenly became completely uncool.

    FC: Adrift in the chaos of post-DOMA America, Dolly has unknowingly brought over the children of a lesbian couple. Thel curses her own cowardly failure to experiment in college, while Dolly fails to grasp the concept of adult “napping”.

  54. Dennis Jimenez
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:49 am [Reply]

    @hogenmogen (#40): I beg to differ – Dick Cheney would defer the fight by attending college, until he had several children and aged out of service – but then, with a little luck a 92 year old Verne Gagne would off his ass, by body-slamming the douche-bag in the nursing home….

  55. jim, some guy in iowa
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:50 am [Reply]

    @hogenmogen (#45): we’ll never see a rank little monster like Marvin make an appearance in Rex Morgan – not glamourous enough

  56. Ratiocinator
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:51 am [Reply]

    @Calvin’s Cardboard Box (#49):

    …full of Sveth and Fleurrie…

    Nicely done. XD

  57. Sparkle Plenty
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:55 am [Reply]

    FW: That’s it? Frankie’s sidekick changed his skin color for this?

    Who called and invited them over to view the reading of the diary?

    Why can’t they all just get along? Where’s Les?

  58. Doctor Handsome
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:57 am [Reply]

    I know I’m not the only one surprised to find himself unironically loving an installment of Gil Thorp. For me, personally, it’s extra-rad because Geezer McBatman here looks EXACTLY like a guy I actually know, a Korean War vet who’s always got a joke but has definitely killed more people than I’ve had sex with. I’d love to tell him about this awesomeness, but I have no goddamn way of explaining the concept of “a blog I frequent that obsesses about comic strips we don’t even like” to such a man without feeling a deep and abiding sense of shame.

  59. Liam
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:58 am [Reply]

    RMMD-”Ms. Lanning, I think this is the start of a beautiful friendship.”

    MW-”He’s a very good man. I don’t have to fake my orgasms with him.”

  60. queek, source of Cuteness, Kawaii Commando
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:59 am [Reply]

    meanwhile, in FW.

    damit, Apple, Take My MONEY!!!!!

    Adventure Time, make it double. (fandom mashup!)

    epic cosplay. (srsly, the work!)

    flaming bagpipes for teh awesome!!!! (video link)

    for bats :[. (sfw monstergirl, from a site with nsfw content.)

    lolsnark and . . .

  61. Liam
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:59 am [Reply]

    Marmaduke-And Marmaduke is crawling under the bed because no one out monsters Marmaduke. No one.

  62. queek, source of Cuteness, Kawaii Commando
    June 28th, 2013 at 8:59 am [Reply]

  63. TheDiva
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:05 am [Reply]

    9CL: Brooke must have been in a hurry with this one. “Okay, walloftext walloftext walloftext and SEX!”

    C’shaft: PTROTIP TO TOM BATIUK: if you want to mock the poor customer service in an industry, don’t make their customer an enormous asshole to begin with. (See also: Moore, Les.)

    FW: Today’s strip only makes sense if you assume the subtext of Ethnically Flexible Lenny’s line is not “Blackmailing us with hearsay evidence? Curses, foiled again!” but “Come on, Frankie, these losers are too stupid and self-centered even for reality television.”

    Luann: I was wondering why Gunther knew Tiffany’s measurements at all, then remembered he probably made costumes for that hit high school production of West Side Story. The fact that he has them memorized after all this time is still creepy, though.

    MT: Has Evil Smirky Guy had Botox recently or something? I swear his mouth hasn’t changed position in three days!

    MW: Elinor’s going to invoke prima nocta on Tom, isn’t she?

    Pibgorn: I don’t know what’s going on with Dru’s lower half, but I’m pretty sure it’s anatomically impossible. It looks like her pelvic bone has rotated ninety degrees on its axis or her hip has dislocated and gravitated to her butt.

    SM: There’s no way JJJ isn’t putting two and two together at this point, so I have to believe he’s actively trolling Peter with his anti-Spider-Man crusade. And really, who could blame him?

  64. Ian
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:11 am [Reply]

    hm. Based on Marvin’s assumed age (He can sit up for extended periods without assistance, putting him at probably 8 months) and, thus, assumed average size, and then conservatively estimating her as a mere 6.5 marvinlengths in height (based on where her ANKLE boots are in relation to his head), his new sexy dominatrix babysitter is 15′ tall. This would be about the appropriate height for a teenaged girl Cloud Giant from D&D.

    Or maybe there’s some LotR-style foreshortening hijinks going on here.

  65. Baka Gaijin
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:14 am [Reply]

    Beth’s facial expression in the final panel tells all: she’s wondering if Mountainview Hospital Gerontology Ward is run like the Nursery where they’re always giving the wrong babies to parents.

    I get upset when resorts hide internet and gym usage costs when I reserve a room. I’d go ballistic for a thousand buck hidden charge. Ha ha! I said “buck.”

  66. Little Guy
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:14 am [Reply]

    FW: And then the Taiwanese animators version, followed by the “Downfall” parody where Hitler finds out they’ve discovered Lisa’s diary.

    GT: As different as a TX filibuster is to a US Senate filibuster, when Old Guy wants to bust heads, he just doesn’t cross his arms and taunt, “You know, I was in the Service, so go ahead.”

  67. The Rt. Venerable Pasdordan
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:18 am [Reply]

    Archie: Jughead the priest? Sure, why not. Couldn’t be worse than some of the jokers I’ve known.

    Apt. 3-G: “It’s…it’s just that my boyfriend, who I’ve shamefully ignored for six months – after he saved my life – has decided to break up with me…”

    “You had a boyfriend?”

    “Yes, Luann, I had a boyfriend. I’m not such a heartless monster after a–”

    “Was his name Peter Russo?”

    “THAT’S YOUR BOYFRIEND, THE GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!!”

    “Oh, yeah…”

    “So you said everything’s perfect?”

    “Hand me my allergy medication, will you? It’s the bottle labelled V-O-D-K-A.”

    Arlo and Janis: Also works for soccer, ping pong, and Congress punting bills back and forth. Hi-yo!

    And in Beetle Bailey news, Mort and Greg Walker took a little too much “allergy medicine” last night.

    Bizarro: A better joke would have been her just nodding in response.

    9 Chickweed Lane: To summarize, Edda blew off a friend’s wedding for the sake of cookies, didn’t get the cookies, spent about a month ogling and openly and lasciviously fantasizing with her mother about getting it on with another man, and now she’s back in town and wants to make out with Amos. She is, naturally, irresistible. And so McEldowney’s real agenda becomes clear: this is less a comic strip and more of an inducement to mass suicide. It won’t work this time, Brooke!

    Herman: Between moving targets and nervous executioners, it could take up to twelve blows from an ax to properly do someone in. No reason, just thought you’d like to know that.

    Luann: “Wow, the drama’s thick at drama camp.” And so we’ve returned to my high school newspaper, except ours was funny. [*]

    Mark Trail: Given Mr. Baker’s looks, and his desperation to go home with a trophy of some kind, I predict they’ll be shining the lights tonight to play THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME. Frankly, I hope he wins. A lot.

    Zippy the Pinhead: is sneaky.

  68. The Rt. Venerable Pasdordan
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:20 am [Reply]

    @Little Guy (#66): I would totally watch the “Downfall” parody.

  69. Ian Beste
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:23 am [Reply]

    GT Counter girl is impressed by Hawaiian Shirt Guy’s WUD.

    @remmy (#41): Whew, I thought it was just me.

  70. cheech wizard
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:23 am [Reply]

    Sherman’s Lagoon – This has to be the only strip where the characters actually go around murdering each other. That, and Dick Tracy.

    GT – This is what happens when you get between a codger and the last remaining donut. The punks should just thank their lucky stars today wasn’t paczki day.

  71. teenchy
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:24 am [Reply]

    GT: It just struck me that that’s not Dick Cheney or even Larry David, but renowned surf guitarist Paul Johnson, late of the Duo-Tones.

  72. The Rt. Venerable Pasdordan
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:26 am [Reply]

    @Chareth Cutestory (#8): Mom, why is Marmaduke sniffing the monster’s ass? Mom, why is the monster making quick, short moans and excited barks? Mom, WHAT IS THAT THING BETWEEN MARMADUKE’S LEGS??!!

  73. The Rt. Venerable Pasdordan
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:28 am [Reply]

    @TheDiva (#63): It was getting on toward his afternoon “research” time.

  74. The Rt. Venerable Pasdordan
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:31 am [Reply]

    @survivor (#30): I’m imagining two weeks of the young punks attempting to crawl out the door of the fast-food joint, only to be pulled screaming by the old man back through the automatic doors for another round of ass-whuppin’ and puttin’ in their place.

    This thought pleases me.

  75. Jocelyn Knockersbury
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:35 am [Reply]

    WUD yes WUD WUD forever WUD WUD WUD

    Congrats on releasing your new dubstep album, Josh!

  76. Charles "Shrug" Darwin, Deerbasher
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:49 am [Reply]

    @Droopy Says (#y262):

    ” I wish Darwin had explained how the deer species evolved its deep-seated suicidal urges.”

    At some point in their evolutionary past, they mated with lemmings.

    ////No, I don’t have any photographs for sale, and no, I don’t think it was much fun for either of them.

  77. walt d.
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:51 am [Reply]

    GT: Yes, I know, it’s the comics. Anything is possible. However. If an old guy did a move like that he’d break some bones–his. Also, he would be arrested for assault.

    Marvin: Why would I expect anything better of a comic centered on a baby shitting, or of newspaper that would run such a comic. It’s still offensive.

    Marmaduke: I have a comment, but I believe I’ll keep it to myself.

    FW: Seven words, Lenny: There’s no such thing as bad publicity.

    FW: There wasn’t going to be a show anyway. No one would cooperate. This is all just gratuitous smirking. Of course the dastardly duo probably hadn’t gotten desperate enough to offer money. Wave a mint comic book in front of Crazy. Hell, wave a check in front of Les.

    FW: I suppose this is what comes of a humor strip trying to reinvent itself as a serious strip, but lacking the backbone or writing ability to carry it off. This is just stupid, as I’m sure every last person posting here will say, at least some of whom, including myself, were hoping he could carry it off. He should just retire.

    FW: You guys want a pizza? To go, of course.

  78. Flipper
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:58 am [Reply]

    FC: Since the girl on the right is the only one with shadows on the side of her face and legs, I can only assume she is the only real, three-dimensional person in the scene, staring blankly at the ghostly apparitions who act out tedious scenes of banality every time she comes home.

  79. Calvin's Cardboard Box
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:59 am [Reply]

    @Charles “Shrug” Darwin, Deerbasher (#76): At some point in their evolutionary past, they mated with lemmings. … I don’t think it was much fun for either of them.

    It should have been much easier for the lemmings’ parents to talk them out of it. Unfortunately, they attempted to counter the peer pressure to go along by resorting to that old chestnut “Yes, and if all of your friends jumped off of a cliff, would you jump off too?”, and it just went downhill from there.

  80. Al of the Christian Singles Jungle Patrol
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:59 am [Reply]

    @Calvin’s Cardboard Box (#5): Yea, I’m usually the last passenger off of any aircraft, no matter where I sit (unless I’m sick or really need to use the bathroom). It is just easier that way.

  81. Raghead the Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:06 am [Reply]

    Exactly what is the anatomy of Ms Hitler Junior’s bed again? Unless it’s missing a good part of the frame, Marmalade can’t possibly be *under* the bed, can he?

  82. seismic-2
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:16 am [Reply]

  83. CanuckDownSouth
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:16 am [Reply]

    @The Rt. Venerable Pasdordan (#67): Given that “pith” is a word (both a noun and a verb), I don’t think anything can rescue this non-joke.

  84. Steve
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:17 am [Reply]

    FW: The name of the restaurant in the window looks like it has an ONO in it. Is it “MONOTONI’S”? I don’t think I’d want to eat there. Either I’d be really bored, or I’d catch mono.

  85. Plag
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:18 am [Reply]

    MW: “I’m pleased that Mr. Hartman seems willing to step up and take on the enormous job of pretending to care for my emotionally-needy, homely daughter.”

  86. Chortling Shrug
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:18 am [Reply]

    @pugfuggly (#20):

    “MT Tomorrow, on Mark Trail… “Wow, you sure delivered, Mike, just look at the size of this six-point bu-….HEY! This is just a bunch of otters taped together!” ”

    ********

    I don’t often laugh out loud (I’m too Norwegian for that), especially if I’m reading these at work, but I made an involuntary exception for this. Fortunately I wasn’t drinking coffee at the moment.

    Are you sure you’re not ghost-writing AGNES? I can SO see an AGNES strip in which the punchline is “This is just a bunch of otters taped together.”

  87. Chortling Shrug
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:19 am [Reply]

    @Calvin’s Cardboard Box (#79):

    And my second “laugh out loud like an idiot here at my desk” moment of the morning. I’m honored to have been the setup/straight man for this jape.

  88. Jim in Wisc.
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:22 am [Reply]

    Baitle Beeley: If this was Mary Worth, the fog would be salmon-colored.

    Loser-Ann: So, everyone’s at drama camp except the heroine of the strip?

    Crappy Crapperbean: This is so freaking awful, it makes me want to go back to reading Cathy reruns. Ack!

  89. Calvin's Cardboard Box
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:24 am [Reply]

    @Steve (#84): “MONOTONI’S”? … Either I’d be really bored, or I’d catch mono.

    While both of those outcomes are probable, the name is really a reference to the fact that the pizza they serve only comes in a uniform shade of gray. Usually this is a benfit, as it matches the countenance of the customers, and thus saves money on napkins.

  90. bbofun
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:40 am [Reply]

    FW & GT- Called it!(@bbofun (y#89):)

    Not sure whether to be happy or sad over betting where these would go.

    Actually, happy ove GT (unless this turns into a “ah, Gramps, what did you do now?” story). FW- I just hope Batiuk does let Chameleon-guy actually tell Frankie that he doesn’t want to work for him at all anymore, otherwise, it’s just not worth it.

    ASM- Jury’s still out on whether JJJ will suddenly realize “Why is Parker always in the same town as Spider-Man?” (Don’t worry, true believers- if he does, he’ll be quickly sidetracked by Robbie, who, in the old comics, at least, had pretty much figured out that Peter was Spidey- even though it was never said outright!)

    PHANTOM- so, in the last storyline, Ghost-Who-Is-Inconsistent didn’t believe in a “ghost lion” or whatever the hell the immortal lioness was suppose to be, and carefully went about finding the rational explanation. but he accepts the idea of a time-traveller without question?

    JP- Judge- your book is already a bestseller. One late review is not going to cost you millions. And getting into a public fight with reviewers NEVER goes over with the public. You just end up looking like a big baby. And don’t you have a screenplay to write (and have your wife rewrite)?

    9CL- So, either Edda took the train all the way from New Hampshire to New York in a state of full-on Burber arousal, meaning she would have attacked pretty much any man wearing glasses or who was slightly muscular, drooling the whole time, in order to get to Amos; OR Amos at some point travelled to New Hampshire, and we were never told; OR Brooke forgot that Amos wasn’t there. I think we all know what the answer is.

    Other than that, the biggest problem with this joke is that it’s badly told- we can’t tell from panel 1 how long the couch is, and so we don’t know they’re scrunched up at one end- it just looks like they’re on a small couch. So the multiple panels showing that Edda’s passion carried the AAAALLLLLLLLLLL the way down to the other end doesn’t have the proper comedic impact. (We’ll be back with more “Telling Jokes Visually” after a word from our sponsors!)

    MW- I really wish “And so far, so good,” with it’s vague hints of menace, would actually be the last line of this story- I love the idea that Elinor is just waiting- WAITING!- for Tom to slip up.

  91. Lenoxus
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:42 am [Reply]

    Seriously, is there a family-friendly interpretation of this Marvin that I’m missing? Did the writer just think that the S&M style was something the young folks did to “look scary”, like goths? That’s probably it, right? I hope…

  92. Will
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:48 am [Reply]

    WUD is right up there with QLUNQ!

    In other news, in yesterday’s Bleat, James Lileks pondered the weird skylines that hover in the background of comic strips. The starting point is Heathcliff and his HAM helmet.

  93. Dr. P and the Women
    June 28th, 2013 at 10:57 am [Reply]

    Marvin – I don’t know anything about this new character, but I already want the strip to be about her and nothing else from now on. Not because she’s apparently a dominatrix, just because she’s not Marvin. I say the same thing about literally every other character that has ever appeared in that strip.

  94. Amos Snarkadder
    June 28th, 2013 at 11:01 am [Reply]

    MW: “And so far, so good!”
    Yes, so far Elinor has a more youthful look, and she’s ditched that cane. In another week or two, she’ll have drained all of Tom’s life force leaving just a dried husk of a man. She’ll be young and spry again and ready for her next victim: the young Dr. Corey!

  95. The Rt. Venerable Pasdordan
    June 28th, 2013 at 11:09 am [Reply]

    @CanuckDownSouth (#83): I was trying to play on pith-y, not using too many words.

    This is a hard skill for pastors.

  96. walt d.
    June 28th, 2013 at 11:17 am [Reply]

    Marmaduke: For comments I AM willing to make: There are three problems: First, where’s the dog? If he were under the bed, the bed would be a couple feet in the air. If he were under the covers, they would be a couple feet in the air. Second, it’s not clear in the top half if the wavy lines are caused by the child, the monster, or Marmaduke already under the bed. Finally, in the bottom half it’s not clear who’s speaking, and the font is poorly chosen in either case. The first problem probably wasn’t fixable as there is simply no room to accommodate the dog’s bulk, but the others were. In sum, it’s kind of funny, but it was a long ways from being finished when the cartoonist sent it off.

  97. stu
    June 28th, 2013 at 12:23 pm [Reply]

    FINALLY! Gil Thorp created an episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” that I enjoyed!

  98. Illustrator Steve
    June 28th, 2013 at 12:35 pm [Reply]

    @queek, source of Cuteness, Kawaii Commando (#60): Thanks for the flaming bagpiper video. I fowarded it to my son who’s been playing bagpipes for many years. Early on we discovered them NOT to be the greatest thing to be played inside a house!

    // oh yeah, and thanks for using the GIMP to add to the Phantom yesterday….that was great!

  99. Illustrator Steve
    June 28th, 2013 at 12:41 pm [Reply]

    MT – (Hunter Elmer Baker): “I can’t go home empty handed, no deer, no otters, not even a WASKEL WABBIT! … I twyed to shoot that waskel wabbit ova and ova foah thuwee days now but that waskel is tuu dawn fast!”

  100. Alex
    June 28th, 2013 at 1:44 pm [Reply]

    @TheDiva (#63): re. Luann – I was trying to recall if this was supposed to be about the school play. It’s only slightly less creepy than my initial assumption that Gunther is a stalker. Or that he could tell Tiffany’s measurements just by looking at her and this was another commentary on her “revealing” attire.

    Of course I’m sure Luann already knows there were volunteer positions at this exclusive camp. She would have already found out and tried for one given how badly she wants to see Quill and all those months she spent moping about not being able to get in officially, right? Right?!

  101. Uncle Lumpy
    June 28th, 2013 at 2:59 pm [Reply]

    Dominatrix Sitter is now officially my favorite character in Marvin. Not that there was much competition.

  102. Alison
    June 28th, 2013 at 3:18 pm [Reply]

    “Mary Worth”: Elinor’s transformation from bitter old crone to Most Supportive Mother Ever is freaking me the hell out. Her own daughter doesn’t seem to see anything unusual though.

    “Rex Morgan”: Sickening.

  103. ReFlex76
    June 28th, 2013 at 3:35 pm [Reply]

    Luann: Way to call Tiffany out Gunther!

    Oh, I’m sorry, it’s not “Tiffany,” it’s Louisville Laquinta.

    I mean, Cleveland Clarion.

    I mean, Tallahassee Travelodge.

    I mean, Memphis Motel 6.

    I mean, Savannah Super 8.

    I mean Detroit Days Inn.

    I mean Hawthorne Holiday Inn.

    Anyway, I hear it’s a place plenty of balls have been held.

  104. Droopy Says
    June 28th, 2013 at 3:49 pm [Reply]

    @Dale (y#271): Remarkably, American Civil War balloons used either hydrogen or “city gas,” whatever that was (methane?):

    http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/civil-war-ballooning/civil-war-ballooning.html

    Civil War photographs show balloons with long, thin, closed necks, gas-generating ground equipment, and no source of combustion aboard the balloons. If you can trust the Wikipedia entry, hot-air ballooning was reinvented around 1960.

    Hydrogen burns with a clear flame, and I suspect that some movies of shot-down balloons were enhanced by adding gasoline to the effects (a lot like strapping explosives to a car’s gas tank for an impressive explosion scene). What you see burning in the Hindenburg disaster is primarily the fabric of the skin and gas bags. While hydrogen burns when ignited, there’s considerable evidence that it wasn’t all that easy to ignite (and, well, a lot of things burn when ignited, so hydrogen isn’t uniquely hazardous). Here’s an account of some French airships that survived being hit in combat. One ship survived 1300 hits in the space of ten minutes. Another ship, the Alsace, was shot down without burning:

    http://www.earlyaeroplanes.com/archive/airships01/Das-Ende-der-Alsace_Fliegerrevue-Taeger-english.pdf

    My guess is that hydrogen was the default option for WW I balloons; it was already in use for lighter-than-air craft, especially military observation balloons, the technology was well-understood, and engineers prefer to work with familiar materials and techniques.

  105. Droopy Says
    June 28th, 2013 at 3:55 pm [Reply]

    @Charles “Shrug” Darwin, Deerbasher (#76): Wasn’t the suicidal-lemmings meme invented by the Disney people back in the Fifties? If lemmings were involved in deer suicides, it was probably a bunch of juvenile delinquent lemmings sitting by the roadside, daring Bambi to run in front of a car. Yeah, that’s it. Deer are dumb enough to accept a dare like that.

  106. walt d.
    June 28th, 2013 at 3:57 pm [Reply]

    FW: Yes, in the current era of 50% illegitimacy, imagine the dramatic impact of video featuring the purported words of an unwed mother thirty years ago in a snit about being abandoned, as opposed say to the dramatic impact of said mother expressing her desire that the bastard who beat the crap out of her will spend the next ten years making little rocks out of big ones. (Yes, I know he’s a minor. Just taking a little creative license.)

    FW: Seems like Lisa could have slipped that little nugget about Frankie being an SOB and hoping he would never show up again into her video about “Where Little Darin Came From.”

    FW: The dramatic finish (?) is sort of like Dithers firing Dagwood for sleeping at his desk, except Dithers spends three months arguing with himself about it first. Admittedly, Dagwood would be back at his desk in a couple weeks, whereas Frankie may not be back for a couple years. (Can’t let a good villain go to waste.)

    FW: Batiuk’s writing is probably a lot like Frankie’s sexual prowess: “You mean, that was it?” (Something the majority of young women probably say to themselves after their first time.)

  107. Der Schnärkïnätör mit Ümläütën!
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:07 pm [Reply]

    @Uncle Lumpy (#101):

    That’s also a great name for a Rock Band!

  108. Anondod
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:14 pm [Reply]

    Marmaduke: Is it just me or does it look less like Marmaduke is under the bed than in the bed, molesting and/or eating its legitimate occupant?

  109. walt d.
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:18 pm [Reply]

    9CL: Edda, brimming with unrequited lust after having been refused by Sven, ravishes her brother. (Hey, don’t look at me. That’s what the strip says.) And as for Edda’s proposition: I’ve known women who talk like that my whole adult life, and it’s by and large just talk.

  110. Droopy Says
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:20 pm [Reply]

    @walt d. (#106): If Frankie had any sense, he’d challenge Creepy Les on the provenance of that journal. “You had it all these years, but you didn’t use it when you wrote Lisa’s Story? Where was it, on the shelf between your copies of The Hitler Diaries and Go Ask Alice?”

  111. Balinda Bovine
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:30 pm [Reply]

    Flight Attendant: “SIRI! That’s not the lavatory!”

    Siri: “I’m sorry. I don’t know what you mean.”

  112. Count Istvan Telecky
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:34 pm [Reply]

    “WUD” is apparently the sound of cheekbone turning to flour as The Geezer’s forearm is rammed into Blondie’s face all the way in to his nose. There’s very little left of his face, what’s there likely being reduced to pulp and the aforesaid flour. The tough guy might actually be Future Kaz, since Past Kaz rammed his fist into a guy’s face and buried his arm to the elbow in the process. Although the trigger phrase “Ease Up, Friend” has apparently been abandoned in favor of a no-warning eruption of mad violence and anger. Lost in the fog of WUD, however are both the stimulating yodel “Who-o-a” and the understandable-in-any-language “!”.

  113. Mibbitmaker
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:47 pm [Reply]

    The good news: The babysitter in today’s Marvin is getting her own comic strip.

    The bad news: It’s being written and drawn by Brooke McEldowney!

    (*rimshot—WUD!*)

  114. Dale
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:51 pm [Reply]

    @Droopy Says (#104):

    Interesting reference. Wish I had time to crunch all the numbers.

    Natural gas is mostly methane. Methane has a density about 8 times that of hydrogen, but still about 55% of air.
    I wondered how they got the hydrogen. Probably tough to get it in something like a pure form.

    Adding explosives just for visual effect- who would do that?
    Never mind. Let bygones be bygones. We’re busy making up new stuff.
    (Just for illustrative purposes)

  115. TheDiva
    June 28th, 2013 at 4:54 pm [Reply]

    @Illustrator Steve (#99): You know, why is it so important that Mr. Baker goes home with a trophy? Do people actually go out hunting and expect to nail a 14-point buck every time? I always thought it was more like fishing where large portions of time are taken up by sitting around looking like you know what you’re doing even though you’re not really doing anything.

  116. Droopy Says
    June 28th, 2013 at 5:09 pm [Reply]

    @Dale (#114): The civilwar.org site says this about the hydrogen sources:

    “Balloons were normally inflated with city gas when it was available, as in Washington and Richmond. In the field, Thaddeus Lowe designed and the Navy Yard constructed special inflation wagons. Charged with dilute sulfuric acid and iron filings, they generated hydrogen. These portable gas generation wagons gave the Union balloonists the ability to deploy more freely in the field.”

    The site has a photo of some wagons inflating a balloon.

  117. Droopy Says
    June 28th, 2013 at 5:15 pm [Reply]

    @TheDiva (#115): I don’t know about most hunters, but my eighty-something uncle spent several decades going on hunting trips. He never once shot a deer or other big-game animal, which didn’t bother him at all. He says he always went hunting to have a good time with his friends. (I can believe Scrawny McMyopic as a character, though–he seems like the kind of peckerwood who’d try to impress non-hunters with his outdoor skills.)

  118. Mr K Martin
    June 28th, 2013 at 5:59 pm [Reply]

    MARVIN: “One poop joke out of you, young man, and one of these heels is gonna drill your skull!”

    And so begins the most exciting chapter of “The Story of M”.

  119. Ross
    June 28th, 2013 at 7:23 pm [Reply]

    “Or that he could tell Tiffany’s measurements just by looking at her”

    I think pretty much anyone could tell that the ones she quoted her *not* her actual ones, which is all he was saying.

  120. Ursula
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:09 pm [Reply]

    SForth: Say it sister! (Nona)

  121. Sgt. Stoned
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:15 pm [Reply]

    GT: I see a spin-off comic strip in the making–”The New Adventures of Mark Trail”.

    Marmaduke: Now we know what was really making Linda Blair’s bed shake in “The Exorcist”.

    Marvin: Well, we know that Marvin is into scat play.

  122. Artist formerly known as Ben
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:18 pm [Reply]

    Marvin: It’s Marvin, so it’s not like I care, but leaving your baby with a dominatrix seems like a dodgy idea.

    M-Dawg: Silly, Marmaduke isn’t a monster. No, technically he’s a demon.

  123. Artist formerly known as Ben
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:23 pm [Reply]

    @Calvin’s Cardboard Box (#5):

    Still, if he tried this in real life, he would take a few kicks to the groin at least.

    Best Crankshaft ever? It would at least make the top five.

  124. Artist formerly known as Ben
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:24 pm [Reply]

    MT: What’s smiley’s name here? Whatever, it sounds like he basically just admitted that he’s been holding out on Baker for more money. His mouth is going to cause him more trouble than Mark ever could.

    MW: There’s the smile of a woman who knows she isn’t losing a daughter, she’s gaining another organ bank.

    FW: I know Paul Shaffer here is supposed to be proving that even evil has standards, but honestly it plays more like “even evil has to pee.”

    JP: Doesn’t Constance have a secretary who can handle nuisance calls like this? Oh right, Judge Emeritus Parker has her private line, because of course he does.

    RMMD: Honestly I don’t know what Sarah’s drawings look like, although the idea of them being worth an immediate publishing contract is fairly absurd. She is a quick study on how to talk like an art world phony, though.

  125. Artist formerly known as Ben
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:26 pm [Reply]

    DT: Oh, I don’t know. Dick’s 9mm FMJ security clearance usually gets him what he wants to know.

    6C: “With or without dog urine, mademoiselle?”

    FC: “Look, mommy! Ethnics! Can we keep them?”

    DtM: Uh, not to distract from the riveting cell phone search, but it looks a hell of a lot like Alice Mitchell is naked back there.

    H-Cliff: Okay, the pizza guy arriving by hang glider is a new joke, if joke it be.

    Lockhorns: How old is this strip again? Because Leroy still hasn’t adjusted to the conversion to talkies.

  126. Artist formerly known as Ben
    June 28th, 2013 at 9:32 pm [Reply]

    @Doctor Handsome (#58):

    I know I’m not the only one surprised to find himself unironically loving an installment of Gil Thorp. For me, personally, it’s extra-rad because Geezer McBatman here looks EXACTLY like a guy I actually know, a Korean War vet who’s always got a joke but has definitely killed more people than I’ve had sex with.

    FWIW, I deeply hope there’s no overlap between those two lists.

  127. walt d.
    June 28th, 2013 at 11:35 pm [Reply]

    FW/RMMD: I don’t know what scam is waiting to be unveiled in RM (there’s got to be SOME explanation for this silliness) but let me say that the new installment of FW is a hundred times more likely to happen than a five year old getting a book deal. And I would guess at least one out of ten times the party would run out as the car was leaving to say, “Uh, actually, I was going to be out there next week. . .”

    FW: Do not sneer at contacts, no matter how off the wall they might be. A successful alum (one of the few) once gave a presentation to my department. My major professor wanted me to talk to him. I wanted to know why because our work was nothing alike, and I also thought he was a pretentious jerk. She said none of that mattered; you talk to anyone who might help you.

    FW: Well, Tom. It was a disappointing story, poorly told. But today (Sat.) is both funny and true to life. Thanks.

  128. walt d.
    June 28th, 2013 at 11:58 pm [Reply]

    There are teenagers as a primary element in Zits, Luann, and FW, all strips drawn by old men. Which group of teenagers comes closest to being like contemporary actual teenagers? I honestly have no idea. Hey, I’m an old man. I must be qualified to do a strip about teenagers.

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