Greetings, folks, BChasm back in the stagnant pool for the next two weeks! Strap yourselves in and get ready for excitement! Ha ha, just kidding, I meant to say “excrement.”
So, we’re back with Dullard and Blondie, whose name I don’t remember and don’t really care to. Dullard, looking weary as usual, opens the door and then rummages in his purse for his keys…hey, that’s doing it backwards! Anyway, he overhears part of a conversation which gives his tiny brain a momentary pause.
Admittedly, he might have a reason to worry. If you’re talking about a bad thing (“I have cancer”), you’d phrase it in the way that Blondie phrases it. If you’re talking about a good thing (“I bought Dullard some of his favorite pencils for a surprise”) you’d probably add a phrase like “until the big day” or something. So it sounds kind of bad, especially if you’re of the mind that everything that happens is terrible, which certainly describes our cast.
However, the fact that she utters the phrase at all is pretty baffling here. How dense is Blondie, that she seems unaware that a door has just opened behind her? Pretty dense, I am gathering. This could have been fixed if panel one showed Dullard rummaging in his purse, then bumping the door which slowly opens, i.e., it was not really closed and could open silently. But that’s not what we’re shown. And, I should point out, I’m not a professional cartoonist. Is there a professional cartoonist in the house?
Editors? We don’t need no steenkin Editors!