Obligatory topic

Okay, it’s Resolutions…

Luann


“This year we’ll turn it around” counts as a resolution in my book!

Crabgrass
Adam@Home Comic
Half Full
Mike Du Jour
Wallace the Brave

Maybe IDU that one?


Nancy: still looking for loopholes after all these years (and cartoonists!)


Makes no diff?

By the bye, we didn’t recall Blondie’s catering service having a walk-ins-welcome retail deli outlet.

But anyhow, this little story has the structure of a Turnabout or maybe Topper trope. (Thorne Smith allusions entirely accidental!) Blondie looks shocked in the last panel, as though the mom’s substitution of the iPad as the plaything is even more of a shocking violation than the phone was. But is that so? Or is the mom’s “reasoning” sort of correct, and there is a greater likelihood of the child being able to make some use of a tablet than of a smartphone?

Done! Over!

We think there’s a modern use of “I’m done [with that]”, probably more common among people considerably younger than Dag, amounting to “I’m never going to be involved with that at all, ever again”. Do you know that sense? Is Dagwood meaning it that way – in both places? Since Blondie is taking it the standard way, is anybody doing the Bumsteads’ taxes this year?

That “I’m done” — or at least the second one? — is pretty much equivalent to Cookie’s “I’m really over [it]” here:

Covid (In)consistency, revisited

The Covid inconsistency last-year collection was a one-time thing, but I thought this was worth a mention:

This is sort of weird. Panel one doesn’t say why the wedding were postponed, but it’s a clear reference to the pandemic. But then in panel 2 there’s a packed line where no one is wearing masks.

So in the Blondie universe, there was a pandemic in 2020, but it’s already over?

Covid (in)consistencies, part 1

I had asked for comic with covid inconsistencies. There were enough comics sent in that I’m splitting the comics into two posts. Part 2 coming tomorrow.

woozy sent this one in:

Andréa points out that Peter needs to cover his nose:

On the other side, Working Daze has been so consistent in showing masks that they put a “Before there were masks” label on a comic where no one is wearing masks in the office.

And two comics from the original post asking for covid inconsistency comics, in case anyone wanted to comment on those.

Some e-mails mentioned covid inconsistencies in tv shows as well. I won’t repost the e-mail discussions, but feel free to discuss tv shows as well as comics in the comments. (I guess that goes without saying, as it follows from the fact that you should feel free to veer wildly off-topic.)