Schlock Solid

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Wow, Cindy is actually given the chance to (gasp!) smile today AND she actually enjoys a brief flickering moment of (gasp!) security too as Mason reassures her that there’s no way he’s banging Marianne Winters because he’s already combined (chortle) their CD collections. It’s better than nothing, I suppose.

But the artwork today is really something else again. Mason strikes a Boy Lisa-esque pose in panel one, his unruly thinning hair bursting right into his dialog bubble. Then in panel two all rules of perspective go flying out the window as he futilely tries to keep his enormous freak head from falling off his body completely. Then in panel three we wrap things up with a wry smirk and a truly frightening hatchet-face straight from hell’s infernal depths. What a display.

But I can’t complain too much here. I mean sure, this idiotic story went absolutely nowhere, SJ is no closer to being finished (or started) than it was a year ago and it made no sense whatsoever, but he did manage to go one entire day without mentioning Cindy’s age, which is quite rare indeed.



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15 responses to “Schlock Solid

  1. SpacemanSpiff85

    I guess mixing CDs is more important than actually being engaged and all that.

  2. HeyItsDave

    “Yeah, C Deeznuts!”

    T-Bats Trivia: Cindy and Mason had originally combined their 8-track tapes, but Tom’s mom looked over his shoulder while bringing him hot chocolate and cookies. She told him that if he didn’t update the dialog, she wasn’t going to put little peppermint sticks in his chocolate any more.

  3. Isn’t the true sign of a solid Hollywood romance having a ridiculous portmanteau name? What do you think–should they be Mindy or Cinson?

    (Mr. Diva and I have been married eight years, and we still haven’t mixed our CD collections, which we still have because we’re dinosaurs. Not a whole lot of of overlap on our playlists.)

  4. The big unanswered question is, which Sortware did they use to combine their CD collections? Because, weeks from now, when the priest says, “If anyone objects to this joining, speak now or forever hold your peace” that’s sure to come up. In fact I can see Crazy Harry scowling as his hand shoots into the air.

  5. The Nelson Puppet

    Yes, but has anyone COMBINED THEIR COMIX COLLECTIONS????!???!!!

  6. Slager

    Ladies can’t be sure of anything until dudes tell them they can be.

  7. I haven’t seen “romantic” dialogue this awful since the last time I binge-watched Season Three of MASH. I half-way expect them to call one another Frank and Margaret and for Mopey Pete to yell CHOPPERS.

  8. Rusty Shackleford

    Exercise for the reader: Name 2 CDs in Cindy’s and Mason’s collection

  9. I sure hope Cindy’s ok after that stroke she’s having in panel 3.

  10. Smirks 'R Us

    @Rusty: I’ll go with “The Best of Neil Diamond” and “Hollywood Sucks and has Evil, Evil Doodyheads” by Tom BatHack and the Batom Five.

  11. @Rusty: Cindy definitely has something from Little River Band. Mason, since he purportedly younger, is a Coldplay fan. They both listen to Celine Dion.

  12. Cindy: Carole King and the Eagles. Hey she was in high school in the 70s! Mason: Phish and G G Allin, because he’s bipolar. But they listen to Al Green together in the car ‘cos they are in love, l-u-v…

  13. Rusty Shackleford

    Good answers!

  14. Double Sided Scooby Snack

    Batty aims for “Tender and Romantic,” but squarely hits “Famous Last Words.” What’s more likely?

    1) This is Batty’s ham fisted way of abruptly ending the spicy “hot co-star” arc so he can immediately get back to something more comic book related. The Jupiter Moon Zappa character will never be mentioned again.

    2) This arc will continue, with Masonn Jar The Hollywood Movie Actor Who Is Playing Starbuck Jones schtupping the new girl in the parking lot of Straight To Cellphone Studios on day one. While listening to one of Cindy’s CDs.

    Aw, shucks!

  15. Does anybody else read Mason’s voice in a British accent? I envision him to be a poor man’s Jude Law.