By bats | October 23, 2009 - 11:00 am
Posted in Category: So Pretty! So Pretentious!

…like happiness, different things to different people.


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By bats | - 10:56 am
Posted in Category: Three-Ring Freakshow

In the original panel, Big Daddy  is holding Billy up by his ankles, who seems to find this a high point in his educational career:  “Now I know what people in Australia  feel like!”.  Too bad Big Daddy didn’t give Billy a swirlie so he could compare the the Coriolus Effect in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

Then again, it seems like Big Daddy had other things in mind:


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By bats | October 21, 2009 - 2:09 pm
Posted in Category: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor


But wait! There’s more!


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By bats | October 20, 2009 - 5:20 pm
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances, Most maryWorthy

Even if there were, I’m feeling much better now:


Well, heck, maybe even Adrian is feeling a little better now, too:


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By bats | - 10:49 am
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances, Markin' the Trail


Yeah, Dick Tracy and FBI Agent Ennen are still going to be eaten by a tiger.  It’s a shame about that already-occupied trapeze…

Then again, it always could be worse:


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By bats | October 19, 2009 - 1:06 pm
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances, Markin' the Trail

Okay,  Shrek’s not in here anywhere, but the shrike (a real bird!) was the guest wildlife in Sunday’s Mark Trail.  It’s a pretty cool little creature, the size of a medium songbird with the ‘tude of a pterodactyl.  Yeah! Kill that vermin! Impale it, like some avian kind of Vlad Tepes! Yeah!


Wow.  Just like Tennyson said, “Nature, red in sharp little beak and weak little toes.”  (That might be a paraphrase, come to think of it.)  Even in black-and-white, the little shrike’s reputation is pretty colossal:


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By bats | October 18, 2009 - 6:14 pm
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances

There seems to have been a lot of the latter recently…


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Sunday’s Mary Worth culminates with a recap of Jeff’s heart-rending soliloquy to Scott.   Scott remains unconscious. Maybe Jeff needs to work on his bedside manner.

I mean, just because you’re unconscious doesn’t mean you can’t appreciate some positive vibes, like some happy talk and a sweet smile. Or even a sexy, sexy one:


Come back, Rex Morgan!

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By bats | October 16, 2009 - 5:01 pm
Posted in Category: I Smell Something Funky

…the Susan G. Komen Lisa’s Legacy Walk/Run!

Yes, evidently Westview OH is the only place that ever endured the pain and sadness of someone with cancer.  And. Her. Name. Was. Lisa.

And Les? Oh, he’s a freakin’ saint.  He’ll tell you so himself.

Only not everyone believes him:


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By bats | October 15, 2009 - 12:02 pm
Posted in Category: Cameo Appearances, Most maryWorthy

And we can only hope that it’s Adrian trilling this.


Of course, all indicators point to Dr. Jeff planning to open his heart to Scott.

Or do they?


I must admit, the October 16 strip is rather poignant. Jeff is indeed having a heart-to-heart tête-à-tête mano a mano with Scott.  I think what’s most moving is how absolutely stark Scott’s hospital room — it’s a pity Santa Royale’s medical system hasn’t upgraded its patient facilities since 1943!

Still, does a shabby environment condone bad behavior?!?


And, of course, the disgusting climax (ahem):


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