Reel, Toby, reel!
Mary Worth, 9/6/08
Dear Mary Worth,
Thank you so very much for your narration box dated 9/6/08, which read, “After hanging up the phone with her bank, Toby continues to reel in shock.” It really put a smile on my face, which is no small feat in these troubled times.
It may seem greedy to ask for more, but can you please add a similar narration box before every single one of Toby’s future appearances in this feature? For instance, after having lunch with Mary, it could say, “After having lunch with Mary, Toby continues to reel in shock.” Or, after greeting Ian on his return from work, we could get, “After kissing her husband on the cheek, Toby continues to reel in shock.” Of course, she’ll have to continue to reel in shock, but since she apparently finds basic interaction with society completely discombobulating, I don’t think this will be much of a stretch.
The Comics Curmudgeon
Family Circus, 9/6/08
So it’s come to this: the Family Circus characters have declared themselves to be gods. Moronic, irritating, melon-headed gods.
Dick Tracy, 9/6/08
“There’s no way the police will be able to stop me now that I have a CB radio!”
Dennis the Menace, 9/6/08
Mrs. Mitchell is looking suspiciously smug here. I’m guessing that this “picnic” is going to climax with Dennis being sold to hillbillies or fed to a bear.