Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Drabble-level pity

Two silent penultimate panels:

Jump Start by Robb Armstrong
Prickly City by Scott Stantis.

I've gotten so used to talking about Overboard, I'll continue today.

It's not quite an SPP, and it's not quite an LPS (Long Pointless Setup,) but it definitely is a JLPWBJAG-AETINTF (Just the Last Panel Would Be Just As Good--And Even Then It's Not That Funny.)

Before I started this blog, I never read Overboard regularly. I've never subscribed to a paper that carried it. When I did come across it, I thought it was cute and different. Now, reading it daily, I like it less and less. That cuteness and different-ness wears off quick. I don't know how much further my feelings toward this strip can sink. It certainly can't get to Mallard Fillmore-level hatred, but it is getting close to Drabble-level pity.


Anonymous Ferrick said...

I know I saw a few that you missed yesterday and today but I don't remember which they were offhand and I'm in a lazy mood so I'm not going looking. I believe they were from a few of the usual suspects.

However, it is kind of sad that there are so many SPPs out there. Even in strips that we look at every day and I'm sure you look at dozens each day now. I'm finding that I have to specifically look for them now because if I don't, I just gloss over them. This is probably evidence that support that they are mostly pointless. SPPPs, you could say.

And if you mention Overboard, I have to chime in with more vile feelings for it, too: Why are their legs so HUGE while their arms look normal? If they are supposed to be bell bottoms, the bell goes all the way up.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous GloriousKyle said...

Both Monty and Non Sequitur had SPP yesterday, but they weren't entirely useless.
I'm almost dissapointed whenever Prickly City doesn't use a SPP- It's just so reliable and I hate to see Scott Stantis actually trying.

7:23 AM  

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