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Six Chix, 6/19/19

Nostalgia is near universal human emotion, but as Proust and his madeleine proved, it’s also one that’s remarkably easy to evoke in a quick, efficient way. Today’s Six Chix is an In Search Of Lost Time for our era, combining a once popular brand of automobile, a once popular media property, and fucking, and boom: it’s like you’re there! I have no idea what the joke is supposed to be.

Mary Worth, 6/19/19

You’d think Dr. Jeff would’ve remembered that he’d already met Iris, Wilbur’s ex-girlfriend, who also lives in Mary and Wilbur’s condo complex, especially considering that her son Tommy, the notorious local drug dealer and addict, figured heavily into some of the most important storylines in this strip’s history. But you know, maybe he hasn’t met her! In fact, maybe all the non-Dr. Jeff storylines in this strip pass by without him noticing or caring! I honestly kind of love the idea that he’s completely unaware of Charterstone gossip. On the other hand, maybe this is precisely the reason Mary persistently refuses to marry him. LOVE ME, LOVE MY DRAMA, JEFF.

Beetle Bailey, 6/19/19

Ha ha, it’s funny because Miss Buxley was specifically created to cater to the male gaze and she can never, ever escape it!

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Mary Worth, 3/2/19

Oh god, I just had a thought: is this string of terrible dates going to end with Estelle in the arms of … Wilbur? Think about it: he’s relative youthful, he’s not an alpha, after the whole Fabiana/Iris thing I’m sure he’s terrified of non-monogamy, he’s gainfully employed, and if there’s one thing we can be sure of, it’s that he’s never going to complain about food being “underseasoned.”

Judge Parker, 3/2/19

“That person is my therapist, and I’m going to pay her back by referring you to her, because you’ve got issues that are gonna keep her in business for years. Don’t worry, you’re on Sam and Abbey’s insurance — I’m not sure if you realized it, but when you signed your employment paperwork, they legally adopted you. It’s a tax thing.”

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