Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ragweed and the closet. PLUS! Pushover mothers and

From the name of the wife (Nubbia? Really?) to the concept, I don't get today's strip. I mean, I do to a point--you think getting more closet space will lead to having more room, but it still fills up! But why does Ragweed look so upset in the bottom panel? It's really those Disgust/Anger Lines over his head that confuse me. Ragweed, dude, if there's not enough room in your closet, it's your fault, not the closet's. Just go through and get rid of whatever you don't wear. (And judging from the suit in the top panel, he should also get rid of the stuff he does wear.) I mean, both Ragweed and Nubbia look mad in the bottom panel. Why? Also, it doesn't look much worse than before; it looks the same.

Are there honestly parents like the mom in yesterday's strip? I cannot imagine telling my mom that I didn't want to eat when she called me for dinner. (And Alonzo looks like a teenager; aren't teenaged boys always hungry?) At the very least, I'd have to come down and sit at the table, and probably pick at my food. I'm assuming that Mom tells Alonzo that he can find his own food at this point, because if I were her, I certainly wouldn't be serving him anything. Or telling him he would just have to wait until breakfast, if this is something he pulls with any regularity. There is absolutely no reason why she should put up with this behavior.

In Monday's strip, we're again in an office. [Insert usual comments about lack of computers, etc., here.] I'm kind of at a loss for words. "No alibis"? Shouldn't that be "excuses"? Except, of course, that it was used in the expo box. Not that it makes it better. And Honcho is smoking in his office? I don't think that's legal in many places. Honestly, I think this would've worked better if it had just been that Honcho insisted on punctuality, but was still late in getting shipments out. Ha ha! The company is clearly headed down the tubes! Oh, yeahhh! Honestly, though, I wouldn't think that Boss Honcho would be in charge of making shipments, would he? That seems to be a bit below his pay grade.

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At 12:45 PM, Anonymous Bob said...

I think Ragweed is angry because Nubbia talks like they should enlarge his closet (is that even something anybody does???) for *him* to have more room, but then *she* takes up not only all the new room (which was probably all his work), but some of his old room as well.

Plotting little wench would make me mad, too, but why is it she looks upset in the bottom panel?

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Michael said...

Ragweed's wife is angry at Ragweed for being upset and not taking it like a bitch. She's about to assert dominance again with a slap to the face.

At 8:59 PM, Blogger Gallaher said...

bob's got it right. Ragweed's clothes are crammed together even *more* tightly, and Nubbia's hideous dresses are taking up the extra space--and more. Also note that she's apparently using the shelves to store kitchenware, hatboxes, and linens.
I gotta admit, I wish my house was designed so that I could just expand my closet like that without eliminating a bathroom or intruding into an adjoining bedroom.

At 11:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That work thing really got to me. I had a boss that made me make excuses for all of his @#$%@&#*. Anyway, the law firm fired him and after four months they let me go because they "didn't have any work for me". That's just not right. It's okay, I'm over it. No, I'm not. I need to send something to Al about that. "They'll Do It Every Time", those Mo%^&*fu*&%$g lawyers.

At 10:34 AM, Anonymous Quacks Like A Duck said...

I definitely worked for Boss Honcho back in 2001. Gad that guy was a royal ass.

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Mike said...

I'm with you on the teenage boy and his mom. My first reaction was surprised that Mom and Pop allows Sonny Boy to treat them in that manner.


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