I read "goon" in the second panel of today's strip as well! I furrowed my brow as I read it ("what a funny word to use in this context"), until I read the commentary. I had to re-read the panel several times before I figured out that it really says "go on, eat!". Attention to this sort of detail must be very important when producing a strip! Is there some sort of quality control that occurs before the strips are printed, I wonder?
Mylene S. Ottawa, ONRegarding yesterday's "tales of woe/whoa" debate: At the risk of being grammatically incorrect, one can also say that "tales of whoa" can also be seen as equally appropriate because the word "WHOA!" is what many women utter when they step on the scale and see what their weight is, especially if the number on the scale is higher than they expected it to be! While not correct in terms of grammar and spelling, it is correct from a comedy standpoint! Whatever floats your boat.
Amanda, Maryland, USADear Lynn, enjoyed the "Dress for Success" piece by Kevin Griffin in this morning's Vancouver Sun. And had to laugh - to keep from crying - at the irony of a great strip by a local girl . . . no longer carried in the Sun. I miss FBorFW and its characters. Thank you,
David Kirkpatrick MDPerhaps my endodontist was getting back at patients for bad jokes throughout the years, but while having extensive gum surgery he suggested I listen to music. Since it was a 4 1/2 hour procedure I agreed. But he had the Sweeney Todd sountrack piped in! Trust me, heating the strains of "Your dentist is the Marquis de Sade" while he was cutting and sewing away in my mouth did't calm me at all!
PatCleanliness is next to impossible was used many years ago by Charles Schultz.I'd be willing to bet that you had that in your head without realizing where it came from.
Penny NCI loved the corny-as-can-be dentist jokes. Love all the material, no matter now dated (does that make ME dated? ha ha)
Geri C NYCAs a man, I feel the need to throw in that guys, too, have dark days of clothes not fitting. Most of us tend to just accept it and move forward - or look for careers and opportunities where elastic is the form of belting. :)
Jim Inman, Bloomington, IN