Can’t think of much to say about this one, except I’m sure the “book tour” will be excruciating. I don’t know what Les means about a physical trainer helping him to look less old than he is–he needs a beautician (or, even better, a mortician) for that. I wonder if the original word was not “older” but “fatter”? That makes more sense, though it also implies Les might be flawed, and we just can’t have that. Les will grow older, as everything does, but he is not in bad physical shape. Certainly not like some people we could mention.
The stupid non-punchline is made worse by Dullard’s reaction–
Back when I watched a lot of anime, that face meant over-the-top enjoyment, as if a person got a surprise birthday party, or a piece of cake, or saw a really dreamy boy, or something along those lines. If Dullard is so wrought by Les’ idiot statements, then he is even more worthless than I thought possible.
Of course, it could be that I’m looking at this the wrong way, and that Dullard has been affected by Les in the same way that the takers of dimethyltryptamine-19 from Banshee Chapter were affected:
If so, that would be the most interesting development this strip has had in decades…which of course, takes it right off the table. Darn it!