Good news, everyone! Starting tomorrow, SoSF’s chairman of the board, Mr. TFH himself, will be taking over hosting duties.
I appreciated and enjoyed the Funky-Holly week, something that rarely happens…”enjoyment,” I mean. While it was way too long, it still involved humor that was grounded in the characters. I wouldn’t like to see that every week–a thin joke stretched to just below the pain threshold–it was a nice break from the tedium.
The Becky week on the other hand reached a new level of dullness. I think it’s pretty easy to tell the author avatar characters, as they are treated with a solemnity that casts a pall over any possible entertainment. Not that there was entertainment to be had….
It’s almost as if Tom Batiuk tells himself, “Becky is such a rich character that people will laugh with her and learn about themselves, no matter what the dialogue is.” If I may quote Luke Skywalker, “Impressive. Every word in that sentence was wrong.”
As for today’s strip, as usual The Precious was not available for preview, so follow in your book and repeat after me, as we learn three new words in Turkish: towel. Bath. Border….