The Morning Line: Readers, Time to Write Your Own Plotline
Judging by the ol' sundial on the wall, "Judge Parker's" dilettante sleuth Sam Driver has now been hanging in an exotic dancer's home -- under the pretense of helping on a murder case -- since, oh, 2005. Or so it seems.
Yes, what eons ago began with a bang -- the fatal fire of a sniper -- has been whimpering like dancer Dixie Julep's pooch for many weeks now. We would call the plot glacial, but that would besmirch upstanding ice-masses everywhere.
So as a reader service, if only to give you hope that this storyline will someday end, we offer a possible future development for the coming months -- to the best of our imagination. To wit:
DEC. 20 -- Day 122, and Sam has returned to Dixie Julep's house, hoping to flirt through the romance language that is ballistics (oh, the innuendo). House hound Snowflake shuffles up to Sam, however, and drops a note at his loafered feet. Detective Heidi, it seems, has taken Dixie into custody and driven straight for the Mexican border as music from the "Thelma and Louise" soundtrack blared on the car radio. Thwarted and repressed, Sam will spend the next 82 days of plotline in the house, mulling both his choices and Dixie's open bar.
What do YOU predict will happen (or -- yawn -- not happen) in the months ahead in the pedestrian story that is "Judge Parker"? All wildly creative suggestions
welcomed and hailed.
Our other reader recommendation o' the day:
FAVE BLOGGERY: As I like to say: You can't swing a suction-cup Garfield over your head these days without hitting a cartoonist who blogs.
(Not that there's anything wrong with that, haha.) Fortunately, some of these cartoonists share swell behind-the-lines insights. Our favorite recent blogpost: "Bizarro" cartoonist Dan Piraro explains how Friday's "Sphinx sphincters" cat cartoon came to be at HIS SITE.
| October 20, 2008; 6:00 AM ET
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