Good-night sweet Zak
Mary Worth, 2/9/17
Oh, hey, by the way, Iris has been dumping Zak in slow motion this whole week, and he still hasn’t realized it’s happening! I certainly hope this draws out as long as possible:
“We had some great times together, and I don’t regret any of it!”
“Neither do I!”
“I realize, though, we live very different lives…”
“We sure do! They say variety’s the spice of life!”
“It’s just … I think we maybe should see other people.”
“Ha ha! I’m seeing another person right now! He’s right behind you! Hi mister, I see you!”
Dagwood immediately effacing his identity out of self-loathing and shame over his own wholly merited reputation for workplace incompetence is probably the saddest thing I’ve ever seen him do in this strip, and I’ve seen him breakdance with joy because he didn’t have to go eat at someone else’s house.
Slylock Fox, 2/9/17
The deranged, half-starved castaway in the drawing on the left wants to eat the bird. In the drawing on the right, he wants to make love to it.