Does 'Fatal Attraction' Plot Pass the Rabbit Test?
The morning's breakneck roundup of eye-catching -- or head-scratching -- cartoons:
SALLY FORTH (to view strip, click HERE):
Is Ted Forth a walking meatbag of delusion, or simply just pathetic? Francesco Marciuliano seems to knowingly toe that very line. Today, Ted -- showing all the worldiness of a 9-year-old boy stuck in a two-horse town -- half-seriously mulls whether Aria will go all "Fatal Attraction" on him.
For the record: I am quite disappointed in Teddy Boy. Not because he's so socially lame-o, but rather because as a True Student of '80s Films, Ted should properly recall that he needs to have had actual RELATIONS with The Other Woman to make this a true "Fatal Attraction," boil-the-bunny scenario. And not, simply, to have had improper thoughts about discussing "The Last Starfighter" over Lunchables with The Woman Not-So-Scorned.
CANDORVILLE: Further evidence that Dick Cheney is getting more face-time since leaving the White House than he ever did during his days residing on Naval Observatory grounds.
JUDGE PARKER: Today, Eduardo Barreto is not merely illustrating. No, today, Eddie is flat-out showing off. The sports car...the galloping horse...the home's facade...the pasture silhouettes and shaded tree. Element for element, Barreto is putting on a visual clinic. Watch and learn, boys and girls! You won't find this in "Mary Worth"! Ever.
AGNES and FRANK & ERNEST: On the Family Tree o' Jokes, these gags are practically first cousins. Similar DNA, sure. It's just that as with real families sometimes, the "Agnes" has a little more polish, a lot more flair -- and clearly got the brains in the family. "Frank," on the other hand, is the relation that will always be the flock's dumber, unfunny duckling. (Which would explain why "F&E" felt the need to write "Math" on the blackboard, even though the student's word-balloon already identifies it as such. Audible sigh.)
SPIDEY: Official 'Riffs Question of the Day: The sudden appearance of Wolverine in "Spider-Man," with the film still in theaters -- does that smack to you of:
(c) Absolute creative desolation.
| June 1, 2009; 9:30 AM ET
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