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Bloggin’ from Bermuda

Apartment 3-G, 2/22/05

Mary Worth, 2/22/05

So, you know, one should separate work from play and all that, but, as it turns out, there’s a wireless network I can hook onto from my condo here in Bermuda (thanks “blackfalcon,” whoever you are), and I had already brought my laptop for other reasons, and, well, OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD ANNA IS INFERTILE AND MARGO IS INVOLVED IN SOME SORT OF BABY-SELLING SCAM HOLY CRAP! and so I really felt like I should say something.

Of course, Mim could just give her baby to Anna and Dr. Brian — problem solved! Also, maybe it’s just me, but the whole “do ya think one of my virile little sperm successfully fertilized your succulent, feminine egg last night?” discussion doesn’t seem particularly romantic. Or sexy. Or even pleasant. The woman sitting behind them feels the same way, I think.

110 responses to “Bloggin’ from Bermuda”

  1. King Of All Paperboys
    February 22nd, 2005 at 11:21 pm [Reply]

    Mim has been spending WAY too much time around Margo ALREADY… she’s developed the same annoying chin-tugging mannerism that Margo used no less than TWICE in the last four days.

    Nice to see Tommie in 67% of the panels, even if she’s relegated to mundane tasks.

  2. Laen
    February 22nd, 2005 at 11:44 pm [Reply]

    Do you have any idea of what’s going on in this one?

    http://www.comics.com/comics/getfuzzy/archive/images/getfuzzy20183091050222.gif

  3. Saint Chree
    February 23rd, 2005 at 12:19 am [Reply]

    I didn’t know bewilderment over today’s Get Fuzzy was so widespread. my guess is it’s a sardonic attack on syndication censorship.

    On a semi-related note: Josh, you really need to check out Mallard Fillmore while you are rocking the Chron. It’s painfully conservative, offensive down to the panel, and uses logic so flawed it creates a sort of partisian mobius-stripIn fact, let’s go over the last three days:

    Sunday: Diversity is hypocritical and therefore inherently wrong!

    Monday: Social Security is a failed liberal scam!

    Today: The AARP are boogeymen who feast on the flesh of your children!

    And who knows what tommorow will bring?
    (Also of note is the constant look of bewilderment they give Mallard. It’s supposed to read as “boy golly those liberals sure are nutty!” but more comes off as “someone has to be laughing… right?”

  4. Maven
    February 23rd, 2005 at 12:23 am [Reply]

    Get Fuzzy– seems to be a joke on the old “please stand by. We are experiencing technical difficulties.” TV notices.

  5. justrelac
    February 23rd, 2005 at 12:45 am [Reply]

    wanted to say this site cracks me up every day… i’m so confused sometimes who these soap opera-esque comics are actually seriously targeted to in not a “let’s make fun of this” sort of way

  6. Incident
    February 23rd, 2005 at 12:50 am [Reply]

    Today’s lesson from Mary Worth: Always check under the hood before you buy the cow!

  7. Incident
    February 23rd, 2005 at 12:55 am [Reply]

    In panel 1, is Mim carving gang symbols on the table? And such a curt response! One day and she’s already sick of Margo’s bull.

  8. Anne Nonymous
    February 23rd, 2005 at 7:42 am [Reply]

    Commenting on the daily comics is “work”? Or is it the condo in Bermuda that’s “work”?

  9. Smitty Smedlap
    February 23rd, 2005 at 8:36 am [Reply]

    Nice to see that Dr. Good has finally caved and accepted the required uniform of all Santa Royale men — the electric blue sportcoat. And he adds a touch of panache by wearing it Don Johnson style. Hot!

    Today we learn that Anna’s womb is indeed a barren place where the doc’s seed will find no purchase. How much you wanna bet that his specialty is fixing broken uteri?

  10. sninky-chan
    February 23rd, 2005 at 9:00 am [Reply]

    Incident, thank you for the “gang symbols” comment which caused lukewarm green tea to shoot out my nose and bathe my keyboard. I swear, with all the developments in Mary Worth, you’d think the writers had just been waiting for Josh to go on vacation… or maybe, MAYBE they’ve been reading this site! They’ve accepted the criticism about the slow plot and are now thinking, “Let’s mess with their heads!”

  11. Barry
    February 23rd, 2005 at 9:08 am [Reply]

    I’d just like to point out that the CEREAL they’re eating is really fattening. For shame, Margo.

  12. G. String
    February 23rd, 2005 at 10:17 am [Reply]

    Hvae you ever looked at the ‘Close To Home’ comic? The drawings are even worse than ‘Sally Forth’.

  13. DrBear
    February 23rd, 2005 at 10:38 am [Reply]

    Is that supposed to be a tear falling from her eye? Or is the jet high enough that ice is forming on her face?

  14. Saint Chree
    February 23rd, 2005 at 10:42 am [Reply]

    Incident: If you take the gang symbols route, what exactly is that gesture Margo’s throwing in panel three? I think that’sthe reason she was so shocked that Mim was going to the public library. That shit’s Margo’s turf, yo.

  15. King Of All Paperboys
    February 23rd, 2005 at 11:12 am [Reply]

    Considering that Tommie holds a frying pan and Mim holds a knife in panel one, I’d have bet real money that Margo wouldn’t even have survived to panel three.

    By the way, do we know for SURE that Anna was even BORN with a female reproductive system? I mean, she sure knows a lot about doctors and compassion and “bedside manner.”

    I’m just saying.

  16. Moesy
    February 23rd, 2005 at 11:39 am [Reply]

    Apartment 3-G is kinda new to me, so let me see if I have this right:

    Mim is a bolnde/redhead/blonde/redhead gang member who got knocked up.
    Tommie is a nurse/servant who rarely ever speaks.
    Margo is a nasty middle-class chick who ended up working in a sweatshop.
    Luann is an airhead who likes to go to the world renowned public library.

    Am I close?

    No wonder it’s better on Josh’s site than reading it in the paper.

  17. chuck
    February 23rd, 2005 at 11:59 am [Reply]

    Here’s Josh’s blog Snoop-Dog style:

    http://sites.gizoogle.com/?url=http://www.joshreads.com

    How funny is this?:
    course, Mim could J-to-tha-izzust gizzle her baby ta Anna n Dr so sit back relax new jacks get smacked.

    From gizoogle.com

  18. Mike Donovan
    February 23rd, 2005 at 1:09 pm [Reply]

    Holy C-R-to-tha-izzap, a homey can’t git out of ghetto fo` two days witout all hell break’n loose on tha comics pages . I thought i told ya, nigga I’m a soldier. There’s way too much going on ta leave unremarked until I git back fizzle Bermuda, so here’s tha wrap-up.

    That’s awesome.

  19. Flasshe
    February 23rd, 2005 at 1:46 pm [Reply]

    How sad am I? I finally signed up for the Houston Chronicle thing because I actually found myself caring what happens in the soap opera strips between days that Josh posts about them.

    I guess it’s not too much of a surprise, since I remember being disappointed when the Denver Post yanked Rex Morgan, which I was only seeing on Saturdays and Sundays anyway because of the Joint Operating Agreement with the Rocky Mtn News. Yes, June is HOT!

    Yeah! My “Zippers” t-shirt has been shipped!

  20. JohnnyC
    February 23rd, 2005 at 2:42 pm [Reply]

    I hope you people who had complained about the glacial pace of this strip will realize that with the sudden speed-up, Anna and Brian FORGOT to talk before marriage about having a family…so in a way, the current problem is YOUR FAULT.

  21. LabRat
    February 23rd, 2005 at 4:04 pm [Reply]

    I think that since a one to three-panel format doesn’t exactly allow for subtle, reasoned political commentary, it inevitably follows that political comics will be viciously loathed by the side they don’t represent.

    I don’t think Mallard Fillmore is that funny either, I just think it’s boring…

  22. SS
    February 23rd, 2005 at 5:11 pm [Reply]

    “only in your wildest dreams!”
    And in the last panel that was edited out she is thinking…
    “I had waited for this honeymoon for so long and you couldn’t even get it up! How the hell are we going to have a Honeymoon baby if you don’t take your Viagra. I know the erection lasted 4 hours last time and I had to go see a doctor, but it was so worth it!”

  23. tal
    February 23rd, 2005 at 5:52 pm [Reply]

    so hey, when do we get to hear your thoughts on the latest in Rex Morgan? Creepy crack head in the backyard there =)

  24. Woodstock
    February 23rd, 2005 at 6:20 pm [Reply]

    And over in Gil Thorpe, pummeling your players for fun and profit!

    I think we’re headed for a dark alley abortion scene for Mim. Either that or an Alien-like moment. One can only dream of a hair-dye mutation baby gone horribly wrong and the years of plot twists it could go into… And 22 years later, we could get to the second day.

  25. Brucker
    February 23rd, 2005 at 6:21 pm [Reply]

    Sheesh, today was a weird day for comic strip animals. Heathcliff has a speech balloon for the first time since…well, ever, as far as I am aware. And also today, we see that Marmaduke has the ability to write, and has used it to lure people into his yard a la some sort of “Far Side” gag. And speaking of “Far Side”, today’s “In The Bleachers” much more blatantly rip off one of Gary Larson’s classics.

  26. Isaac B2
    February 23rd, 2005 at 7:47 pm [Reply]

    That woman in the row behind the good doctor and his new wife seems to be trying awfully hard to not overhear their conversation.

  27. Amanda B
    February 23rd, 2005 at 11:38 pm [Reply]

    Nice roots, Anna.

    Also: Mim sure has a lot of the same shirt in different colors.

  28. winterbear
    February 24th, 2005 at 3:27 am [Reply]

    Yo buss dis. So, you know, one should separate wuk from play an’ all dat, but, as it turns out, dere’s a wireless netwuk I can hook onto from my condo here in Bermuda (thanks “blackfalcon,” whoevuh you is), an’ I had already brung my laptop fuh othuh reasons, and, well, OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD ANNA IS INFERTILE AND MARGO IS INVOLVED IN SOME SORT OF BABY-SELLING SCAM HOLY CRAP! an’ so I really felt likes I should say somethin. uh course, Mim could jus give huh baby to Anna an’ Dr. See what I’m sayin? Brian — probem solved! Also, maybe it’s jus me, but de whoe “do ya think one uh my virile li’l sperm successfully fertilized yo succulent, feminine egg las night?” discussion doesn’t seem particularly romantic. Or sexy, an shit. Or evun pleasant. De hoe sittin behin’dem feels de same way, I think. Sheeit!

    http://www.atlantaga.com/ebonics.htm

  29. MikeG
    February 24th, 2005 at 3:30 am [Reply]

    Brucker: I find that Heathcliff comic deeply, deeply disturbing.

  30. Zanzibar
    February 24th, 2005 at 3:37 am [Reply]

    That may be the first slightly amusing Marmaduke in the history of the strip. The dog-attacks-salesman joke is a little too conventional to make it truly absurd, but in the world of Marmaduke it’s a breakthrough.

  31. Sean
    February 24th, 2005 at 7:32 am [Reply]

    Love the site man, but cut down on the serials. All of the comics on the front page, save two, are Mark Trail/3G/Rex Morgan.

  32. lynette
    February 24th, 2005 at 9:25 am [Reply]

    I immediately thought of Josh upon slogging through the convoluted set-up for the punch line in Tank McNamara today.

  33. TJ
    February 24th, 2005 at 10:09 am [Reply]

    No comments on todays Family Circus? The vision of Thel’s hairy armpits made me curl up into a fetal position. Enough, Jeffy, enough!

  34. chipster
    February 24th, 2005 at 11:17 am [Reply]

    All the comments in the last couple of days and NO ONE mentions the rape victim in Apt. 3-G? Or am I reading that trip to the ER wrong?

    Just sex – who needs an ER?

    Preggers? You pee on a stick to diagnose and go to your OB/gyne for pre-natal care. NOT to a swank uptown hospital ER!

  35. chipster
    February 24th, 2005 at 11:20 am [Reply]

    OH! And I thought you’d all get a kick out of King Features’ take on their offering, Apartment 3-G:

    “Apartment 3-G is one of the few strips that has not fallen behind the times; rather, the world has sped to catch up with it. More contemporary than ever, the strip speaks directly to the new generation of women who try to juggle careers, men and friendship. Today Apartment 3-G is written by Lisa Trusiani and drawn by Frank Bolle.

    Whenever readers feel they need a friend, they know they can always find one in Apartment 3-G.”

    I KID YOU NOT: http://www.kingfeatures.com/features/comics/apt3g/aboutMaina.php

  36. Sting
    February 24th, 2005 at 12:34 pm [Reply]

    It’s about time! I haven’t had any real friends since I kicked Andy and Stewart out of the band.

  37. Flasshe
    February 24th, 2005 at 1:01 pm [Reply]

    Keep in mind that A3G description was written in 1953 and hasn’t been changed since.

  38. Lexica
    February 24th, 2005 at 1:07 pm [Reply]

    What’s up with the sandy-haired guy sitting near the Goods on the plane? Yesterday’s strip showed him sitting behind them, listening in on their conversation. Now he’s sitting in front of them, and the lady in the pink shirt has moved to his old seat.

    I guess the “honeymoon baby” conversation was so compelling, he had to get another perspective on it?

  39. Tracibub
    February 24th, 2005 at 1:09 pm [Reply]

    Family Circus made me want to cry. I’ve tried to shave the ol’ pits with an electric, and IT HURTS!! Thel must be taking a page from Hi & Lois – S&M. *ew*

    I don’t think the chick was raped, just got ‘into it’ with the ol’ boyfried too much in the back of his 1976 gutted Ford van. Her mom didn’t realize that it had a mattress in the back, either. So there they are the the OBGYN talkin’ about babies. It was just to make us think that Mim should tell her psycho van lovin’ mother that she’s preggers.

  40. Thel Keane
    February 24th, 2005 at 2:16 pm [Reply]

    Have we considered the fact that Billy’s comment about “under the shoulder” is not a reference to Thel trimming the pits, but rather to her shaving her back?

  41. Casey
    February 24th, 2005 at 3:22 pm [Reply]

    Not until now we hadn’t. Thanks a lot.

  42. CHA5NCE
    February 24th, 2005 at 6:46 pm [Reply]

    I never read any of these serial comics until I found this site. I’m fascinated by the strange era these stories seem to be taking place in. The hair, clothes and dialogue are all very 50s, as well as the story lines about white slavery and teen pregnancy. I’m expecting communists and Nazis to storm the strip and kidnap Mim’s baby. What is “Mim” short for anyway? Sounds like one of Nancy Drew’s friends.

  43. tina
    February 24th, 2005 at 9:49 pm [Reply]

    Lexica – I scrolled down to look at the original sandy-haired man, and you are so right. His eavesdropping in the earlier strip combined with coming back for more, plus the woman trying SO hard not to listen to the honeymoon baby talk – hysterical. The extras clearly have more fascinating characters than the sex life-less leads. I can’t wait to see if the sandy-haired man follows them home.

  44. stacella
    February 24th, 2005 at 10:42 pm [Reply]

    I’ve been reading this site for a couple of months now, and I still can’t even begin to understand what the hell Apartment 3G is about.

  45. Saint Chree
    February 25th, 2005 at 1:27 am [Reply]

    wow, I’m only a half hour into Friday, and the comics are already great. Tommie HAS A SPEAKING ROLE in A3G, and Mallard Fillmore managed to be so actively unfunny it failed to piss anyone off. Really, it’s like right-wing dada today.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/shadax665/Mallard_Fillmore2.gif

  46. LabRat
    February 25th, 2005 at 1:37 am [Reply]

    My god, Saint Chree, you’re right. I’m a conservative and I looked at that and went “….Huh?”

    At least I usually know what tiresome point he’s trying to make.

  47. Rich
    February 25th, 2005 at 6:10 am [Reply]

    CHA5NCE, “Mim” isn’t short for anything.

    It’s Roman numerals.

  48. DrBear
    February 25th, 2005 at 7:09 am [Reply]

    CHA5NCE, my sister’s mother in law was called “Mim.” It was short for Miriam. Which is the sort of name a 3-G character should have, IYAM.

  49. Brooks
    February 25th, 2005 at 7:29 am [Reply]

    Has anyone ever noticed that toward the end of Calvin and Hobbes, Hobbes started wearing a hat all the time? I didn’t see it when it first came out, but I just looked in the books and it’s all there.

  50. MONKEYS UNCLE
    February 25th, 2005 at 8:37 am [Reply]

    I cant stand it any more. One more day of Merideth on FBOFW and I will put an uzi in my mouth (a tasty strawberry uzi). This little girl is the most annoying child I have ever seen. The constant whinning was bad enough but todays “fault and pecker” has sent me over the edge. mmmmmm strawberry…..

  51. G. String
    February 25th, 2005 at 8:47 am [Reply]

    Today’s Blondie is disturbing on several levels. Why is Dag in a chat room – at work? And who was he chatting, perhaps Blondies herself?

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/blondie.asp

  52. Tracibub
    February 25th, 2005 at 9:21 am [Reply]

    FBOFW – just proves you can always get around censorship to say a dirty word. “pecker” Ha ha!!

    And I swear in A3G, Mim just keeps on proving she’s a freaking teenage retard! “I was the best babysitter! That means I’m going to give up my lifes dreams and become a babypopping whore!! It’ll be great! And I can always live with you guys, right, Tommie??” Hmmmm…. Sounds fishy to me.

  53. RememberByronFrost
    February 25th, 2005 at 9:48 am [Reply]

    Am the only one to wonder why no mention has EVER been made of Mim’s baby’s father?

  54. Meredif
    February 25th, 2005 at 10:20 am [Reply]

    Momma porked the pilkman on the pable today dada.

  55. Moesy
    February 25th, 2005 at 10:32 am [Reply]

    Funny how in today’s Apt 3G Margo isn’t in any of the panels. She’s mentioned of course, because 2 non-Margo’s can’t carry the story line by themselves, but she never actually appears!

  56. Hippolyta
    February 25th, 2005 at 10:43 am [Reply]

    Yes she does, Moesy! She’s in the window of the dry cleaners, handing over all her color-changing shirts.

    More starch, mule!

  57. RememberByronFrost
    February 25th, 2005 at 11:06 am [Reply]

    Toooo funny Hippolyta !! And let’s hope the dry cleaners doesn’t use wire hangers (AAAGHH! WIRE HANGERS???)… might give Margo ideas re: Mim’s poor bastard fetus…..

  58. Flasshe
    February 25th, 2005 at 11:24 am [Reply]

    Re: Today’s Mary Worth. What is up with this Brian guy? Did he only get married so that he could have kids? Talk about pressure! That dude has serious biological clock issues. Anna looks like she swallowed a bug. The honeymoon is definitely over. I love the quaint “stork” talk.

  59. RememberByronFrost
    February 25th, 2005 at 11:37 am [Reply]

    You are so right Flasshe,, sheesh, what a one-track mind.

    Baby NOW, Mule !

  60. Brucker
    February 25th, 2005 at 1:49 pm [Reply]

    You know what I really love about the “Blondie” strip? The way Dagwood’s keyboard is apparently audibly saying everything that he types.

  61. Tim Begley
    February 25th, 2005 at 1:58 pm [Reply]

    I agree with the comment about Dagwood- what is his problem? Is he trolling for chicks? If I were married to Blondie, I wouldn’t be getting up in the middle of the night to make a sandwich, if you know what I mean.

  62. Brucker
    February 25th, 2005 at 2:21 pm [Reply]

    And did anyone notice that the strip did essentially the same joke twice in the same week about Dagwood carrying his lunch in his briefcase? It was too lame to bother with once, let alone twice in a week.

    Actually, what always fascinates me about “Blondie” is the Sunday strips. While most Sundays have those two extra panels with a “throwaway gag”, “Blondie” Sundays usually have 75% throwaway material, and with few exceptions can be boiled down to two panels.

    Check out
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/blondie.asp?date=20050220
    and tell me if it needs anything other than the two panels with dialogue. Then tell me if
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/blondie.asp?date=20050206
    needs anything but the last two panels. Then tell me if
    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/blondie.asp?date=20050130
    needs any panels at all.

  63. Woodstock
    February 25th, 2005 at 2:35 pm [Reply]

    I think the Doctor’s trying to break up with Anna. Either that or he’s a sadist. Ha ha! You flinch every time I say baby, so I’ll keep saying stupid things about babies. If he keeps up with that, the wire dry cleaner hanger from 3G will come in mighty handy for a frontal lobotomy from Anna.

    Why is Dagwood talking dirty to his boss in a chat room. With Blondie to sandwich at home… man.

  64. RememberByronFrost
    February 25th, 2005 at 3:04 pm [Reply]

    The frontal lobotomy would do wonders for the good Dr. Good’s mentality.

  65. Sassy_Rocks
    February 25th, 2005 at 3:13 pm [Reply]

    I wonder what to make of Mark Trail’s remark to Cherry about Mark’s editor, Bill Ellis, being a “smart man”. Undoubtedly he needed some qualifications to become editor of such a renowned publication as “Woods and Wildlife” but that has nothing to do with his taste in women. Kelly Welly for him would be a major upgrade over his two standbys, Fistina and Palmetta.

  66. tal
    February 25th, 2005 at 3:21 pm [Reply]

    god, look what this site has done to us! we’re all sitting, debating serial strips! /weeps inconsolably into his hands.

  67. J. Smith
    February 25th, 2005 at 4:11 pm [Reply]

    It could be worse, we could be sitting around talking about the Family Circus. Oh wait.

    We have done that.

    We have fallen into the sixth circle as a society.

  68. ianx
    February 25th, 2005 at 4:27 pm [Reply]

    Could anyone please explain just what the punchline to Wizard of Id was all about? It’s the first strip in a while I just plain don’t get.

    In today’s strip, the King, clearly alarmed, storms into the Wizard’s lab, telling the Wiz that he heard Blanch suddenly lost her ability to talk. I assume Blanch is the name of Wiz’s wife.
    Why the King is so concerned about Blanch’s voice that he’d take time from his busy schedule of being a tiny king, the strip does not explain. Forbidden love?

    Anyway, the Wiz tells the king that it was nothing serious and that she’s okay. The king, not satisfied with Wiz’s vague account, demands more information. “What happened?” asks the king.

    Here’s the part that bewilders me. The Wizard replies, with a bit of a sly look on his face, to a wide-eyed with surprise (confusion? dismay?) King, “She just sheared a pin.”

    WTF? What pin? Bowling pin? Firing pin? And “Sheared?” Huh? What the hell is “Shearing a pin,” and what exactly might it have to do with one’s ability to talk?

    And why does the king care about Blanch’s ability to talk?

  69. Sassy_Rocks
    February 25th, 2005 at 4:41 pm [Reply]

    That one is confusing but he is likening her prolific jawbone to a crankshaft and the pin refers to the joint where her jawbone meets the skull.

  70. ianx
    February 25th, 2005 at 5:16 pm [Reply]

    If that explanation is accurate, then the degree of difficulty of the mental gymnastics required to get the reader from such awkwardly lame setup to even lamer and confusing punchline truly staggers the mind.

    B.C. today, with the ant-schoolboy making an awkward and out-of-character golf allusion in answer to a question about global warming (you know how those smart-mouth kids today are always making with the golf references!)at least made sense. Though, the lame gag would have been more in place as a “You know…” bit with Indistinguishable Caveman Main Character reading from one of those books left on random perfectly semicircular rocks.

    Does anyone else believe that B.C. takes place, not in the distant past, but in some distant, dystopic, post-apocolyptic future?

  71. Flasshe
    February 25th, 2005 at 5:18 pm [Reply]

    It means she’s “hand’s on”. She’s a “gig”. She’s “roadside”, man.

  72. Islamorada Girl
    February 25th, 2005 at 5:23 pm [Reply]

    Johnny Hart just isn’t funny.
    This proves it.

    Less Wizard, Mule!

  73. Woodrowfan
    February 25th, 2005 at 5:41 pm [Reply]

    First FBOFW visits the noble Native American village (ZZZZ), then it’s the world’s most annoying toddler. Can’t Lynn PLEASE get back to teenage sexual issues? Or at least Anthony’s psycho jealous wife.

  74. Flasshe
    February 25th, 2005 at 5:57 pm [Reply]

    Shouldn’t that be Native *Canadian* village? I don’t know how that stuff works.

    Hey, maybe we can get this comment thread up to 100 posts! With no spam!

  75. ianx
    February 25th, 2005 at 6:06 pm [Reply]

    Against my better judgement…
    MORE POSTS, MULES!

  76. Anne Nonymous
    February 25th, 2005 at 6:10 pm [Reply]

    Yes, I suppose that they’re “Native Canadians,” but we’re not the only “Americans.” Last time I looked, there were two whole continents, a North America, and a South America. Johnny Hart has always been boring, and FBOFW is rapidly getting that way. I want to find out that April’s slut friend is pregnant- maybe she can go join Mim at A3G. God, we all need to get a life.

  77. Brooks
    February 25th, 2005 at 8:04 pm [Reply]

    Never mind, Hobbes isn’t really wearing his hat, he’s just taking it off and raising it a few inches above his head. But has anyone ever noticed that Max looks a little like Max Sebald? Is that why we never hear from Max anymore, because he’s dead? Or is it because the strip ended?

  78. Jay Nickola
    February 25th, 2005 at 8:27 pm [Reply]

    Thanks to this website, I can now only see the 2nd panel of Mary Worth as a missed golden opportunity to draw arm hair. Just look at that creamy expanse of wrist in front of the plane window…

  79. Woodrowfan
    February 25th, 2005 at 8:57 pm [Reply]

    Is it just me, or did Dr Good pick up a LOT of new white hairs between the Sunday strip and today’s??

  80. JadedInnocent
    February 25th, 2005 at 10:36 pm [Reply]

    Who is Dagwood supposed to be chatting with?

  81. Islamorada Girl
    February 25th, 2005 at 10:39 pm [Reply]

    If Dr. Feelgood wants a baby so badly, wty didn’t he adopt? Is Anna just a womb to him? What’s he planning to do with this baby, huh? And why didn’t they talk about this before they got married? Oh, wait. This is soap comic world, where you could drive an 18 wheeler through the holes in the plotline.

  82. Pookie
    February 25th, 2005 at 10:53 pm [Reply]

    The bottom line with Mallard Fillmore is it’s tragically unfunny. This strip has flop sweats, like John Ashcroft trying to tell a joke.The far right is too angry to be funny.And Disney ought to sue for copyright infringement on the Donald like Duck.Wake up Eisner! The barbarians are at the gate!

  83. Mim's-baby-daddy
    February 25th, 2005 at 11:30 pm [Reply]

    What’s scarier than John Ashcroft trying to tell a joke?

    Dr. Feelgood trying to tell one —– ew…. that bedside manner, etc

  84. Zanzibar
    February 26th, 2005 at 1:23 am [Reply]

    The Blondie on February 16th was actually somewhat amusing, although that may be largely because I thought they were going to turn it into another stale joke about Dagwood’s love of food.

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/fun/blondie.asp?date=20050216

  85. Charles
    February 26th, 2005 at 2:16 am [Reply]

    Maybe Elaine left Dr. Brian Good because she just couldn’t handle his verbal bludgeoning similar to what Anna’s been exposed to the last five days.

    Married less than a week and they can’t even have a conversation without him bringing it up.

  86. islamorada girl
    February 26th, 2005 at 12:42 pm [Reply]

    It’s unfortunate that even in our post- modern,overpopulated times, some women will put up with any kind of crap just so they can marry a doctor. Maybe the toxic dye in his hubba hubba blue suit is making him nutsoid.

  87. Bill Peschel
    February 26th, 2005 at 4:23 pm [Reply]

    It doesn’t bother me that we’re talking about bad comic strips. At least we’re not taking them seriously.

    This is how communities form. We find a common ground and swarm about it. In small villages, everyone provides the gossip (that is, everyone talks around everyone). Bonding forms. Groups and sub-groups form. Then there’s the oral sex.

    Of course, we’ll never go that far here. Not because we’re on the internet, but because we’re all geeks.

    And that, my friends, is post #87. Only 13 more to go!

  88. Anne Nonymous
    February 26th, 2005 at 7:58 pm [Reply]

    Bill- Who you calling a geek???? Oh, us. I guess you’re right. (What, don’t geeks get oral sex?)

  89. islamorada girl
    February 26th, 2005 at 8:14 pm [Reply]

    Of course we’re geeks.But we are po-mo,cutting edge geeks. In our devotion to these fragile pieces of popular culture, we’re too fabulous for normal people. Although I do know someone, much like Mim, who had a baby with the lead singer of Modest Mouse.

  90. Mim's-baby-daddy
    February 26th, 2005 at 8:17 pm [Reply]

    Hey, we are NOT all geeks,, we are intellectuals discussing the Comics,,, and even so, WTF wrong with oral sex? everyone does it,,, part of life, or should be

  91. Mim's-baby-daddy
    February 26th, 2005 at 8:30 pm [Reply]

    Didn’t mean it the way it sounded, Heterosexual here,,,,,, (not that there’s anything wrong with it) lol

  92. Mim's-baby-daddy
    February 26th, 2005 at 8:42 pm [Reply]

    I’m doing my part to get this post up to 100 with no spam,,,,, can someone tell me if there’s a blog and/or poll whether Michael Jackson is guilty? I realize he is not in the Comics,,, but IMHO, should be

  93. Sting
    February 27th, 2005 at 3:26 am [Reply]

    What’s oral sex?

  94. Zipper the mule
    February 27th, 2005 at 9:14 am [Reply]

    I have several comments, should I try to do 7 individual posts?

    Mim’s knife has nothing to do with the plot line unless Margo is found with it stickin’ out of her back. Mim is arrested on charges of murder when in fact we all can tell that Tommie’s thought balloon in panel one is “Finally, a way to do in Margo and not take the fall.”

    The other comment is. I realize now that I went from not reading the comics to compulsively reading them all so when someone references that weird canadian comic or Get Fuzzy I can know what they’re talking about. I will be starting a class action suit against Josh because he promised he’d read the comics so I wouldn’t have to. LIAR!

    Grrr. I’ll get you for this Josh.

  95. peaches
    February 27th, 2005 at 9:34 am [Reply]

    In a team effort to push us to 100, I will comment that Sunday’s MW makes it look like Mary’s MD BF is about to meddle in the babymaking process. Obviously, Mary’s incessant meddling has worn off on Jeff. Watch for Anna’s hysterical confession to Jeff that she’s a transexual coming not too soon to a paper near you
    Five more posts, Mules!

  96. Flasshe
    February 27th, 2005 at 1:56 pm [Reply]

    Hey, in today’s (Sunday’s) A3G, when Margo is snapping the twig for the snowman, is she really imagining that she’s snapping Mim’s neck or something? Just think of her gritting her teeth as she says “How can you be so cheerful…”.

    And does anyone else think Mim’s plan is to harvest the baby’s kidneys? No, didn’t think so.

  97. fuzzmaster
    February 27th, 2005 at 2:23 pm [Reply]

    It’s cheesy enough when the doc babbles about Mr. Stork, but now the wife uses that in her internal monologue? (Mary Worth, 2/27) At least can’t we have her obsessing about the problems of Mr. One-eyed Snake? Mr. Pocket Gopher? Mr. Trouser Mouse? Mr. Winking Lizard?

  98. Hysterical Woman
    February 27th, 2005 at 5:27 pm [Reply]

    I just can’t be offended by Mallard Fillmore. With all the wingnuts out there, he comes off rather weak.

  99. Sting
    February 27th, 2005 at 5:50 pm [Reply]

    If someone would explain this “oral sex” thing, that would push us to 100.

  100. Anne Nonymous
    February 27th, 2005 at 6:28 pm [Reply]

    Ask # 87, Bill P.- he started it. But, in the interests of hitting 100, I have to say it: More oral sex, Mule!

  101. peaches
    February 27th, 2005 at 9:30 pm [Reply]

    we, the joshead mules, totally rule!!

  102. Saint Chree
    February 27th, 2005 at 9:39 pm [Reply]

    Hysterical Woman: Well, it is rather tame, but whenever your idea of a joke is calling all women fat and stupid because they like the academy awards, you’ know you’ve got something special.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/shadax665/Mallard_Fillmore3.gif

  103. Brooks
    February 27th, 2005 at 10:44 pm [Reply]

    What’s a blumpkin?

  104. peaches
    February 28th, 2005 at 10:03 am [Reply]

    Is Mallard Fillmore Bill O’Reilly? I’m not sure what this cartoon’s point is, except we have a black duck proclaiming only white european males are worthy. Time for a duck hunt!

  105. Skip Tracer
    February 28th, 2005 at 10:43 am [Reply]

    We should pity Mallard Fillmore.

    After all, he can’t fly, since he’s only got a right wing.

  106. King Of All Paperboys
    February 28th, 2005 at 11:59 am [Reply]

    Brooks asks “What’s a blumpkin?”

    Twenty bucks, Brooks. Same as downtown.

  107. stone
    February 28th, 2005 at 9:38 pm [Reply]

    Skip, that was brilliant. You made me laugh.

    Brooks, do a google search on blumpkin and you will find out what it is.. (to your dismay)

    Curses (nice ones) upon my friend Sepideh for getting me hooked on this site.

  108. Smitty Smedlap
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    Mim’s-baby-daddy — I don’t know of any Michael Jackson polls out there, but here’s a link to one of my favorite sites out there right now, the MJ support petition:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?mj290858

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