Saturday, March 25, 2006

More fine points

Today's culprits are:
For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston (Debut!)
Zits by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miler (indisputably this time, but with a unique "double-stack.")

And as we further clarify our definition of a silent penultimate panel, today's Meaning of Lila is excused.

It's an old gag, yes, but this isn't the recycled gag watch. (If it was, I would never stop writing.) The gag lies in the silent panel. Without it, there would be no joke. So Lila is off the watch.

The winners for the Monday through Saturday watch are Boondocks and Prickly City with three each. Swinging from both left and right, those strips are batting .500.


Anonymous DemetriosX said...

Gotta disagree with you on Zits. Going straight to Jeremy and Pierce laughing their heads off wouldn't have worked and any words in this panel would have been utterly superfluous. The look they are sharing speaks volumes. This deserves more slack than Nonsequitur did the other day.

11:47 AM  
Anonymous CM said...

yeah, I think a flag should be thrown on zits too. That panel was a necessary narrative device.

11:35 AM  

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