The Morning Line: Holiday Highlights in a Hurry
NECKLESS BOY MAKES PLEA TO
SAVE TURKEY THAT STILL HAS ONE
Some days, we feel positively sorry for the lovable scamp. Poor, poor Dennis:
Born without a neck, a change of clothes or even WALLS. No wonder he spends so much time over at Mr. Wilson's swank, standing-wall manor: Dad apparently had to ax the background artist's job before turning his blade to Tommy Turkey.
BRUNETTE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY
PROPOSES BIZARRE TRYPTOPHAN PACT
Mom (aka "Grinch Mitts" -- just look at those hands) continues to pepper her grown spawn with not-so-veiled criticism as only a mutha can. Her putdowns are so withering, she has the power to drive an entire brood to early hibernation. (Let the record show: We laughed aloud.)
BAND OF WINGED INSECTS FILCHES iPODS
IN PLOT TO HEAR FABLED "IRON BUTTERFLY"
Great cutaway to the third-panel visual -- though we are left to ponder: What WOULD insects listen to had they access to an infinite playlist? Dixie Hummingbirds? The Beatles, Buddy Holly's Crickets and "Superfly"? Anything but Wings??
MARK TRAIL 1, SAM DRIVER 0
Sam, it seems, is far less successful at talking femme-fatales out of their evil agendas than Our Man in Khaki, Mark Trail. Mark had Sue swooning like a schoolgirl with a fondness for strip-mining. "Noir Sam," meantime, is still staring down the barrel of a handgun. (If it's any consolation, Sammy, it IS a splendidly rendered handgun.) Then again, the Exotic-Dancing Sharpshooter is as lethal as anything this side of Kim Basinger or Barbara Stanwyck. If only Comic-Strip Cross-Pollination would allow Mark Trail to ride to the rescue.
Which of today's comics made headlines for you? We're alert and standing by, unless the Forth tryptophan suddenly kicks in.
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