Sunday, January 06, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa.

I wasn't going to post anything until things got situated, but I guess people want me to post. Who knew? So here we go, the week after Christmas (when I was down with some weird sort of chameleon virus):

12/25:
I'm not hip to how the jail system anywhere works (except silly works of fiction) but I'm pretty sure the warden could go home and spend most of the day with his family if he really wanted to. After all, the guards are the ones who really need to stay on duty.

TIL: The use of the phrase "What a drag".

12/26:
This whole Simon Krandis thing isn't really all that urgent, and Peter is supposed to be doing this by himself. Therefore, it would have made more sense if Peter had simply made an appointment under the guise of doing some reporting or something.

TIL: This strip reminded me of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon.

12/27:
Peter is a super-hero, not a super-husband.

TIL: Jimmy's surprise.

12/28:
That poor guard is really earning his money today, though I doubt Spider-Man has the clout to get this man freed with anything but evidence that proves that Jimmy is completely innocent. After all, most treat him as a feckless vigilante.

TIL: Not much in this one, really.

12/29:
"I'll just head out to the state prison, which is in an isolated area and difficult to get to, on the one night my wife is expecting me to come to her play! The one night she needs my support, and the one night she would be utterly crushed if I missed it! Not only that, but I'll web-sling there and back. That's the ticket!"

TIL: The warden looks a little like Bob Hope. A very little.

12/30:
The truck is already on fire, Spider-Man! WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU GOING TO DO? YOU CAN'T HELP IN THIS INSTANCE! Jeez!

TIL: The shout-out to Stan Lee in the second panel.

12/31:
Peter is the most neglectful husband ever.

TIL: I like that guy in panel three.

3 comments:

Natalie said...

Yay, new post! I was starting to get withdrawals. It's not the same reading Spider-man strip without the blog.

Anonymous said...

Wait. There's someone other than MJ in panel 3?

jvwalt said...

For God's sake, MJ, what the hell did you expect when you married a damn superhero? He doesn't exactly punch a clock, you know! This is just as bad as Peter Parker somehow being upset that his ACTRESS wife actually got parts in movies and stage productions.

These two people are so whiny and have such unrealistic expectations of each other, that in the real world, there'd be a divorce within months.

Well, there's one other option: Spider-Man uses his powers to commit a series of lucrative robberies, and then Peter and MJ retire to Rio de Janeiro, where they can simper at each other for the rest of their lives.