But come to think of it, why would Connie be surprised at any of the elements of Jeremy’s forefront concerns as depicted? These are the interests he manifests in waking life as well.
It turns out they had a whole dinosaur-themed series; so this one may lose some of the charm of the Stegosaurus showing up in the conversation out of nowhere.
I was just tickled by the key idea here, of ironic and non-ironic being explicit seating options.
This may be a word-play comic, but it was seen too late to get in the Saturday New YOy collection.
And hot off the presses!
In the Zits comic, the whole thing is a metaphor for Connie now knowing Jeremy’s interests, and being put off by his being a very (stereo-)typical male teen–his thoughts are simplified to being about pizza, scantily clad women, and rock’n’roll. Note that this makes this a very retro comic. Modern stereotypical teens are more likely to be thinking about hip-hop or kpop. Rock is old folks’ music.
I would be interested to see a stereotypical depiction of a teen boy who prefers kpop to rock.
Jeremy’s mind rather efficiently combines the elements of scantily-clad females and rock guitar.
“…why would Connie be surprised at any of the elements of Jeremy’s forefront concerns as depicted? These are the interests he manifests in waking life as well.”
I saw it as less surprised, but perhaps a little disappointed. There are no deeper, more facinating thoughts than the ones that manifest themselves during his waking life.
I see the maitre d’ is wearing his shooting ironies.
There also seems to be something special going on with his hat brim. Maybe I’m just not seeing it right.
Don’t forget Jeremy IS a rock musician, playing in the band Goat Cheese Pizza, unless they’ve changed the name of the band again.
I don’t understand why the “stegosaurus” strip would not qualify as a CIDU. There doesn’t seem to be any logic in it, and the illogical quality doesn’t seem to be humorous, either.
I thought the “Reply All” strip was pretty funny, in a “look at how modern relationships work” kind of way. This couple is not going to be The Bickersons or The Longhorns, but in their own modern, muted way are having a fight. And the guy is close to succeeding at turning his impatience around and laughing it off. Which he does with a bit of randomness; yet it still says her continued vagueness allows for anything on earth to be what she is unable to name, even something no longer on earth.
Thanks, deety: with that explanation, the strip is worth a smile.
Well – at least she was clad, albeit scantily, not nekkid.
@Powers – teenage boys interested in Kpop? Hmmm… let me see now..
Ironic or sincere?