I closed my eyes.
There was a sound like that of the gentle closing of a portal as big as the sky, the great door of heaven being closed softly.
It was a grand AH-WHOOM.
I opened my eyes—and all the sea was ice-nine.
The moist green earth was a blue-white pearl.
Cat’s Cradle © 1963 by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
For Better or For Worse 9/3/07
Today is Fööberdämmerung — launch of the new, frozen phase of For Better or For Worse.
Well, so they say. In fact, the strip road-tested its “Mike ‘n’ Meredith” photo-reminiscence gimmick back in July — so nothing really begins today. And the current storylines, including the one with Canada’s Favourite Couple, won’t treacle out until early next year — so nothing ends, either. In fact, despite the announcements and interviews, there is no actual event here — it’s like Canadian Grandparents’ Day or something.
Whatever the timeline, I’m conflicted about the conversion of FOOB into a zombie/rerun hybrid:
Despite all the buildup, the FOOBocalypse turns out to be precisely nothing — perfectly congruent with the way the strip manages characters and events, and oddly satisfying.
— Uncle Lumpy