Foolish and/or permanent youth
The Lockhorns, 9/25/20
What with his suburban lifestyle, his commute by rail, and his Jets and Mets fandom, Leroy has always clearly been a creature of Long Island. However, given that the Mets last won a World Series 34 years ago and yet Leroy looks not a day older today than he does in that photo, we must come to the terrifying conclusion that he’s a creature of another kind — namely, one that drains the life force of others in order to gain eternal youth. Perhaps the source of his energy is the hapless Mets themselves, which Leroy doesn’t even realize, which means that he can only continue to walk the earth as long as their on-field failure continues? This seems fully in line with his general cursed air.
Family Circus, 9/25/20
Jeffy, it’s not a question of how old you have to be as much as one of how smart you have to be. So, uh, good luck with that!
Mary Worth, 9/25/20
“Why sales? Have you done it before?”
[SMASH CUT TO: TOMMY’S THOUGHT BALLOON]
Mary Worth, 10/5-12/04
“…no, not, uh, not really.”