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What’s that? Is it comment of the week time? You know it is, baby:

“I think today’s Mark Trail is the clearest evidence yet that the recent emergence of ‘Suave Rusty’ has been an act of actual and deliberate transformation, and that it requires every ounce of Rusty’s concentration to maintain his handsome form. He really doesn’t want to scare off this potential lady-friend, but the prospect of exploring nearby ruins for skeletons or arrowheads or whatever is overwhelming him. The cracks in the facade are showing big time in panel three. You can actually see him trying and failing to maintain form. He’s about to be exposed for what he is, and heaven help the witnesses.” –livingonvideo

Love to party with some sick as hell runners up!

“Why not be picky? Iowans already suffer floods, blizzards, tornadoes, dust storms, and locusts. Why not give them something to restore their spirit and boost Iowa pride? Demand they show some Iowa grit, and go for having the world’s largest frying pan!! They’ll thank you for it.” –Paula Gehringer, on Facebook

“I was going to comment about how Peter crawling up the building and forcing open a window to ‘sneak a peek‘ made it sound like he was trying to peep on some woman, but then I realized it was far more likely that his TV simply broke, and that he was hoping a bedridden patient would be tuned into The Price Is Right.” –JJ48

“Look, if staring at metal strawberries is the price we pay for remaining in this strip without having to interact with any of the other characters, then prepare to be kitsched out of your mind!” –Le Chein D’Amour

“Have the Harwoods visited the Morgans’ house yet, to see the world’s longest wrap-around sofa?” –seismic-2

“We joke about Spidey doing stupid stuff, but he’s never done anything half as idiotic as a flying jump kick straight out of the 14th floor window of a hospital.” –Schroduck

“Freda’s, as we can tell from the monochromatic stock, only sells astronaut food purchased in bulk back in the ’70s when NASA scaled back its manned space program. I’m giddy with the prospect of Tommy’s new addiction to freeze-dried meatloaf and Tang.” –Spunky The Wonder Squid

” Question: Your partner is dangling precariously over a dangerous ravine on the remains of a rope bridge — what do you do? Answer: Throw a rock at him! Question: You don’t like your partner very much, do you? Answer: Nope!” –BigTed

“Spider-Man again exercises his true superpower: mouthing off to people who are in a position to kill him.” –matt w

“This is why artwork matters in comics. I can’t tell if the dog is holding a normal pistol, a phone with an ‘app’ that turns it into a pistol, or a phone set to post all those closeted dogs’ Grindr interactions directly to Facebook and there’s just incidental shadowing behind the phone that looks like a pistol barrel.” –jroggs

“The whole premise of The Addams Family is that despite rejecting societal norms the Addams are a kind and supporting family bound together by love and mutual respect. I guess what I’m getting at is that Bird Senator has my vote in November.” –Escape Zeppelin

“Hey buddy, if parading around in a crimson-red crushed velvet jumpsuit doesn’t get you looked at, I don’t know if anything’s gonna work.” –Dennis Jimenez

“I see Thel’s human form is breaking down. Instead of maintaining a skin-like façade between nose and chin, her mouth flows freely in a soup of flesh-like gel that’s just beginning to ooze from her head. Sam is wise to look away.” –Voshkod

Spider-Man 101 is apparently not a physics course, as, given the weight and momentum of Peter Parker, his angle and distance from the building, and length of the web he just shot onto the wall, Spider-Man is about to swing back and go crashing through that hospital window.” –Tristan Olson

“The fact that a mid-afterlife is possible suggests that the afterlife has a midpoint, and thus doesn’t go on forever. I can’t determine whether this brings on anxiety, since it means I’ll have to face another death at some point after my first one, or possibly blessed relief from the crushing, oppressive tedium of eternity. Maybe tomorrow’s Rhymes With Orange will address this. I hope it does. I don’t want to have to resort to prayer.” –Larry McAwful

“Tune in tomorrow, when Slim’s package is returned to sender for insufficient postage.” –Pozzo

“Oh gracious, how I used to masturbate over those comic books! Heh heh. Good times.” –Alter Ego

“Though Earl ribbed her for ‘slumming,’ Henrietta had made some good friends by venturing outside her privileged existence. Yet as she struggled with the heavy boxes, she wondered whether it had been wise to befriend so many of the ladies in the Tyson plant.” –Herr Ausländischer Vögel

“Gotta be tough when you have a three-panel strip, but your joke only really takes two, cuz then you’re stuck with an extra one and all you can do is take that zany premise back to reality by having a character say something like ‘No, actually that funny thing that you said is not feasible, so let’s just move on.’” –pugfuggly

“The Amazing Spider-Man Euphemisms, ranked: 5. The Hard Way 4. How Hard 3. Stan Lee/Larry Lieber 2. FWIP 1. Wasting Jimmy Woo” –pastordan

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Hey kid! How’d you like this COTW, eh?

“As the humans babbled on behind the glass about their human needs and human concerns, the palm trees gathered, biding their time.” –Voshkod

And these runners up! Really somethin’, you know?

“She seems a little too tense. A little too present perfect progressive tense, if you know what I mean.” –migellito, on Tumblr

“Roz is right to be angry. Who refers to a clown suit as a ‘uniform?’ In fact, the whole point of a clown suit is that it’s garish, ridiculous, and not what other people wear. It’s pretty much the opposite of a uniform.” –jroggs

Speaking of uniforms, Roz apparently wears her diner apron everywhere.” –Tom T.

“Look, Mr. Plugger, if you have so much trouble with stairs, maybe you shouldn’t have locked so many people in your basement in the first place.” –BigTed

“Dennis’ helpful food advice is extremely non-menacing — until you read it as a memento mori. ‘Remember: eat healthy so you live long. Remember that, George? It was advice you scorned, as you do even now. Your mother whispered it to you in your cradle, and your father moaned it at you from his deathbed. Eat healthy so you live long! But now it is too late, and although you always believed you would be spared the indignity of infirmity, it comes visiting at last. Eat, George. Eat the cake. Eat the ice cream. It is too late to heed this advice.’ George Wilson would find himself up, late at night, digging through a refrigerator bereft of plant life. Looking for the scrap of carrot or spinach that would rescue him. There would be no relief.” –Bunivasal

Hope I make a bigger hit at the hospital than I did with that cabbie! [forty minutes later] Oh, uh, sorry about that. I couldn’t find the restroom, and I saw that bedpan hadn’t been used, so I thought…” –Joe Blevins

“I’ve enjoyed the support of friends. So now they’re paying it forward to me, especially Wilbur! Are you enjoying your basin of chopped $100 bills? I like mine with silver dollars for a little extra crunch.” –Hogenmogen

“We all joke that Mary is duplicitous and Machiavellian, but only a true master of falsehood could utter such an outrageous phrase as ‘I like Wilbur.’” –Ettorre

“Look closer at the characters in Beetle Bailey. The human aspects have faded into nothingness. All that’s left are 4 stumpy fingers, a few black dots where eyes used to be, and some minimal symbols of their long forgotten status. Happy D-Day!” –Downpuppy

“Since electronic instruments were invented in the 1890s (i.e., as soon as electricity began to be widely available) and classical compositions for electronic instruments began in the 1920’s and 30’s, and Claude Barlow’s timeline has been variously in the Baroque period, contemporaneous with Tchaikovsky, and in the early twentieth century, I’d say this pun lacks a certain shock, wouldn’t you?” –pastordan

“The nurse’s expression says: ‘Unique ways of healing, huh? Great. Just be sure you get me the ICD-10 codes so we can bill and keep your platitude-spouting ass in white bread sandwiches.’” –James Dowd, on Facebook

“Mary, driving home that afternoon: ‘…where the good Lord split ya … ha ha, I get it.’” –handsome Harry Backstayge, idol of a million other women

“I’ll talk to you later, Mary! I’m late for the all-hands meeting on how we can reduce occurrences of hospital-acquired bolditis!” –Dragon of Life

“Well said, boy character! Girl character needs to check her height privilege! (I don’t read this comic very much.)” –A Concerned Reader

“The popcorn in Six Chix is a delightful touch. Who doesn’t heat up a bowl of snacks right before snuggling down with your significant other to catch up with the ongoing collapse of social and cultural norms?” –Schroduck

“ABC’s Scandal is one of those shows that I am vaguely aware of through the conversations of friends but have somehow managed to pick up zero details about, aside from the fact that I think it happens in Washington? Anyhow, today’s Six Chix is the perfect representation of how I imagine my friends watching it, with the exception of that flesh-colored couch.” –pugfuggly

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Also fun and free: your comment of the week:

“Sawtooth, did you leave a man to freeze to death while fully dressed in what I can only imagine is a 100% polyester trenchcoat?” –Bunivasal

And your runners up: extremely enjoyable, at no charge!

“This is the first time we’ve seen Ian properly since Mary Worth got new artists, right? Because I want to go on record as saying that I 100% approve of the decision to give him the chinbeard to end all chinbeards. It perfectly suits the kind of man who would bellow ‘Fabulous news, my friend‘ at someone who doesn’t even seem to be his friend.” –Schroduck

“If there’s a ploy to get into Dawn’s pants more blatant than pretending to be interested in Wilbur, even for a few seconds, I don’t know what that might be.” –Joe Blevins

“It’s so fitting that Mary Worth invokes Joseph Campbell here, as Wilbur is now in the final stage of his Hero’s Journey, the return to the ordinary world. In this case he is accompanied by his spirit guardian (as Campbell noted, these often take the form of ‘a little old crone’) and can bestow on his fellow man the wisdom he has gained, in the form of ‘Ask Wendy’ columns.” –ratnerstar

“Man, look at Loweezy’s sly grin in the second panel. That’s the face of a woman who knows pneumonia is about to ease her burdens.” –TheDiva

“Los Angeles, where the laptops are big and beautiful — and I’m not talking about the computers! (Wait, I am talking about the computers — that thing is enormous.)” –BigTed

“If it’s the James Bond copyright lawyers, you’ve never heard of me, capisce?” –Horace Broon

“I’ve never noticed it before, but now will never unsee it: the inside of the Beetle Bailey character’s ears are all the same serifed lower case a. 13th century Florentines had a folk belief that God had signed his creation with the words OMO DEI using their eyes, brows, ears, nostrils, and mouth, but whatever God that Walker-Browne Amalgamated captured decades ago just uses its much more limited powers of to scream for help: AAAAAAAA” –AlexanderHammil

“In any case, Sarge seems happy to hear the enemy is coming. This chance is probably why he signed up. After decades of waiting in camp, with only the abuse of subordinates to break the monotony, finally there will be a chance of real action, of combat, of blood. There will be much worse than a swollen ear before he stops.” –pachoo

“Is ‘a soft heart‘ mommy talk for congenital valve defect? Is that what caused the rapid aging?” –Rusty

“I’m sure Wilbur is going to be thrilled with the single slice of microwaved cake Mary has arranged the servers to parade out after dinner to the melody of an off-brand Happy Birthday song.” –Escape Zeppelin

“I’ll give him this much: whether he’s regular Peter Parker or The Amazing Spider-Man, he excels at Not Doing A Job.” –The Mighty Untrained FOOZLE

“I’m not entirely cognizant of the entire Mary Worth universe, but doesn’t Wilbur fall ass-backwards into every job he’s ever had? Which means there’s a 100% chance Wilbur will be scouted by some music industry guy at this karaoke bar and end up getting offered a contract to sing professionally. This will lead to a whirlwind of excitement for Wilbur, culminating in his getting to guest-host the Charterstone version of The Voice, briefly date the REAL Sofia Vergara, and finish the whole story arc with a one-man ‘jukebox’ musical called I Shouldn’t Be Alive: The Wilbur Something-Or-Other-Story [forgot Wilbur’s last name, too enthralled with my vision of Wilbur’s musical to take time to look it up]. The highlight of the off-Broadway show is that they recreate Wilbur’s actual shower on stage, complete with the twenty years of hair he’s never cleaned from the drain.” –Briane Pagel

“Uh, did Wilbur mention his singing in the shower to Mary, or did she just accidentally confirm the existence of her extensive Charterstone Monitoring System?” –pugfuggly

“The only way this story could have a happy ending is if Wilbur sings ‘Alone Again, Naturally.’ They can construct a real tower on the stage for him to throw himself off of during the finale.” –AhClem

“Judging by the lack of any ribbons or awards on the guy’s uniform, I’m guessing he’s never even served on a ship, and is therefore unlikely to be visiting numerous ports and collecting girls in each of them. So not only is he bragging about his philandering to minors who aren’t even interested in girls, but everything he’s telling them is an outright fabrication. This may well be the most depressing character I’ve encountered in the comics in a long time.” –JJ48

“[Mary, thinking:] ‘Confidant?’ That’s presumptuous. I’ll listen to your delicious secrets, true, but you can’t expect me not to repeat them or use them to gain power and influence. That’s just what one does with secrets, Wilbur.” –Enlong

“‘If I leave here tomorrow, would you still remember me?’, croons Wilbur, as ladies’ nether garments start to accumulate on his comb-over, the radiant heat from the stage lights having turned his slick, rock-hard Dupont hair reinforcement into a soft, waxy adhesive.” –Deacon Blues

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