"It's your agent…" …Ann Apple, whom we've not heard from in over a year and a half, which time Les has apparently spent preparing himself for a letdown. Before Apple Annie can even give the reason for her call, he launches into his concession speech. Silly Les!
Category Archives: Cayla
Meanwhile, back on Earth…
I imagine Cayla looks at her husband at least once a day and mutters "Amazing…" Today she finds herself in awe of Les' typing skill. Les explains that he enrolled in typing class in high school as a way to get close to Mary Sue Sweetwater. His scheme to impress Mary Sue by becoming an awesome typist backfired when he got himself promoted to "the advanced class". Even Les' failures are a result of him being just so good at everything! All's well that ends well, though, as his keyboarding chops impress Cayla (chicks dig men who can type fast). Mary Sue, meanwhile, would later find herself on the receiving end of some classic Westview karma.
Just back from a business trip and frankly cannot muster the energy to snark on today's strip…have at it!
Linda is on a roll this week, isn't she, folks? Apparently, since Sum' Mo' and Special K moved up to Kent State (currently 3-23), the Lady Scapegoats have reverted to their own losing ways. Linda comes out with yet another idiotic idiom that no one's ever used. Cayla gamely provides the straight line here, trying to make sense of what Linda means by "empty the bucket time". I was kinda hoping she meant the old Harlem Globetrotters bit…now that's funny!
February 26, 2013 at 7:27 pm
…in contrast to Les, [Linda's] appearances don't really do anything. At least with Les you have this often hilarious negative reaction. With Linda, it's much more tiresome, with the primary reaction usually being boredom.
Holy Toledo, am I starting to hate, hate this comic strip. Having failed to get laughs yesterday with a stroke gag, Batiuk ratchets up the level of discomfort considerably by equating the away team's "good state of mind" and competitive spirit with… hemorrhagic fever?
OK, two things: Fred's stroke took place six weeks ago. In "strip time", it's probably been even longer, as he's recuperated sufficiently to move back home. So Fred's stroke should be news to no one. Yet Cayla blankly asks "Where's Ann tonight?" Linda doesn't even take her eyes off the court to answer. "Ann's husband…you know, Fred? Fred Fairgood? The former principal of the high school where you work? Your husband's former colleague? Fred? Had a stroke." Batiuk tops off this clunky dialogue parfait with a delicious dollop of stroke humor: "I always thought my ineffectual, incoherent, useless husband would be rendered even more ineffectual, incoherent, and useless by a stroke, and sooner rather than later."
We finally leave behind the music educators convention to get back to something we all know and loathe: Les, Cayla and perennial third wheel Linda taking in a girls' women's basketball game. Aaaaand we get the annual school levy begathon. "If the new school levy doesn't pass", I think Westview's staff would be worse than "decimated"…do they even have ten teachers?