Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Soapy, that's not right

It seems that all King Features syndicate comics were out of commission yesterday, and the inability to see what happened in Mary Worth was killing me. Damn you, Washington Post, for stopping carrying that fine comic! Anyway, that means two-for-one today!

Yesterday's strip returns us to the world of soap operas. I've never been a soap fan (other than primetime soaps; I went through a phase with Sisters), other than for a couple of weeks in college. Clearly this woman's problem is that she missed a Friday episode. Absolutely nothing happens from Monday to Thursday; Friday's where the action is at. Of course, Fridays normally end in a cliff-hanger, to bring you back on Monday. Honestly, this woman is probably fine; the soap is clearly going over exactly what happened. I think it would've been awesome if this had been about the soap comic strips. I mean, it's essentially the same concept, but it could be about someone who missed Aldo crashing to his death in Mary Worth.

In today's strip, we learn that Al doesn't understand the difference between simply stacking plates and actually cleaning up a kitchen. Even the addition of wiping crumbs off the tables doesn't even begin to compare to actually washing dishes and pans, etc. I love how the husband's solution to the wife complaining about cleaning up the kitchen isn't volunteering to do it himself (because God forbid any man actually do housework), but to go out to dinner. And "the little woman"? Hold on while I wait for my head to explode. My question is what the heck did these three people eat to result in so many plates? Anyway, this one kind of reminds me of one from last November--I guess it's the combination of restaurants and acting the same at home and while eating out.

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At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Quacks Like A Duck said...

Your link to yesterday's strip actually links to a strip from last year...

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Whoops. Thanks for the heads-up! It's fixed now.

At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Skullturf Q. Beavispants said...

"Sudsy TV Dept."?! AWESOME

At 9:00 AM, Blogger Wallsy said...

The one about soap operas is completely accurate. If you watch every day, nothing ever happens. If you miss an episode, something awesome happened.

That's why I watch Days of Our Lives once a week. It's hilarious in small doses like that and moves at a reasonable pace.


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