Thursday, November 09, 2006

A somewhat original strip, wot wot

I'll give Al credit for today's strip--at least the idea is somewhat original. And by that, I mean that it doesn't involve the medical profession or a henpecked husband and nagging wife. So, kudos for that.

Personally, I hate mirrors in restaurants. At least, huge mirrors. I do not want to watch myself as I eat. Ew. I once had an apartment with a huge mirror in the dining room. It was horrible. I always positioned myself so I never had to look at it. Really, the way Dimdome has it set up in the bottom panel is ideal; you can still catch glimpses of your reflection, but not too much. Perfect!

I'm guessing that the customer in the bottom panel is the mirror installer from the top panel; otherwise, why would he care about whether the mirror is covered? Really, even if he is the mirror installer, why would he care? He got his money.

And what kind of place is this? I'm guessing it's a diner, but what a strange combination of food--goulash (today only!), beef stew, pea soup, and...pizza?

Note to Al: If you're going to actually illustrate what's on the counter, then you don't need to list it for us in the expo box. Really. The "and whatever" was particularly helpful. Also? Unless you're writing for a Brit, don't use "wot." Ever. Full stop.

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5 Comments:

At 11:54 PM, Anonymous Theodwulf said...

Are you certain that that sign means that Goulash is being served only for today? Looks to me more like the only thing being served today is goulash.

 
At 3:23 AM, Blogger Marion Delgado said...

WAIT till you see today's strip.

you'll never give Psychoto credit for anything but buying meds.

I would analyze it but a strange hunch tells me i need to leave this one for trained TDIET personnel.

 
At 2:55 PM, Anonymous ben said...

I just don't understand why the restaurant owner is so unhappy with his own decisions.

 
At 3:57 PM, Anonymous James G said...

The food selection may sound strange, but I swear a local brewery where I used to eat (just 2 blocks off the UW campus in Seattle) had something of a similar selection. OK, I don't think it ever had the goulash.

 
At 11:37 AM, Anonymous dryman said...

Wow, strangely I can remember that I've seen that Goulash sign before in the strip. The guy had plastered the diner with "Today only: Goulash" signs; only to tell Barfo or whoever that they were out when he tried to order it (this being the thing that they will Do Every Time). So you see its really all a rich tapestry of highly self-referential postmodern commentary.

 

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