Tuesday, December 20, 2005

For TORN BETWEEN TWO (OR THREE) LOVERS

Oh, Liz! You must be one hot mama, despite the fact that all we see are quiet evenings at home with your lesson book and Shiimsa. You've got Mr. Wright driving you partway home, Warren the chopper pilot ferrying you the rest of the way, and for all we know, Mr. Mom Anthony waiting in Elly's driveway.

And note that Mr. Wright's world already revolves around her! How many dates have they had besides the telescope party? Or is it this great love being transmitted via e-mail? And when's the last time she saw Warren, anyway?

But I'm not complaining, no sirree. I'm so thrilled to be back to a plotline I can get all hetted up about, and away from acne and vacuuming issues.

17 comments:

Rachel said...

How is Liz some kind of Man-Killer? Does she have magical ladyparts that hook a man in and never let him go, no matter what he tries to do?

I think Anthony is going to end up killing himself all Romeo & Juliet style if he can't have Liz. Or he's going to become some kind of stalker. "If I can't have her, no one can! AIEEEEEE!"

PJ in NH said...

Yeah, I understand the "girl-next-door" attraction, but really this is getting to be too much.
I sometimes wish Liz would chuck the teaching job and flee the wilds of Canada for a job dealing cards in Las Vegas. (Well at least it would be something different!) ;-)

PJ in Penticton said...

Liz seems freaked out by Paul's sudden obsession with her. I smell a stalker plotline.

Wendy said...

Allow my imagination to run wild for a moment...

Anthony follows Liz back to Mtig-whatever and begins stalking her and freaking out everyone else. Mr. Wright catches and arrests Anthony in an attempt to win Liz's heart, only to begin stalking her himself. Warren somehow senses that Liz is in trouble and swoops in (with his trusty helicopter) to save the day. At which point he professes that Yes! He too is in love with Liz!

Liz, now freaked out by all of them runs away and joins a commune. And explores the possibilty of either entering a convent or becoming a lesbian.

There. All done. Rant endeth.

penny said...

I agree with PJ, when did Mr. Wright suddenly get all stalker style? Plus he's a cop so he can run license plates, find Liz wherever she hides, etc. Run for the hills Liz!
What next? Are Weed and some guy at Grandpa's rest home gonna start going after Liz too? Hmmm...maybe I should move to the Canadian outback.

Sharon said...

I can't believe all these men going ga-ga over Liz. Like you said, Gael, they've hardly spent any time together (at least that we've seen). Gah. Oh well, at least this storyline is more interesting than vaccuming or April's acne problem.

Anonymous said...

I really have to mention the most disturbing aspect of today's strip: Liz and Paul are already wearing identical coats! See? They're meant to be together...

Jennifer said...

I'm with those who say, "Stalker alert! Too much too soon! Run, Liz, run!" Lemme guess, Anthony will have to save her from a cop now too?

Good god. She just trashed another one. Now all we've got left to hope for is Warren being sane. And watch that go out of the window within a few days...

Gael said...

Heh, why DO they have matching coats? Are they on the Canadian Olympic carpooling team? Is Mtigiwhatever so cold that there is only one coat design that can possibly tame its cruel winters? Are they performing as Santa (in brown) in a variety show on the way down?

Dimestore Lipstick said...

Considering she just got stalked and "gone after" over the summer, I'm hoping that they don't go that way again. But in Liz's shoes, I'd certainly be feeling alarmed about now.

Kel said...

I don't think this is leading to another stalker story. I think it was just supposed to show that Liz realized the guy likes her more than she likes him, while she's sitting there trying to figure out how to tell him that Warren is flying her home.

Little does she know that she's such a perfect catch that both guys would be willing to share.

Shannon said...

This is tres creepy! You'd think a cop would know better than to say creepy things to a single woman. Ick.

As for the look on Liz's face, I can't tell if it's dismay or the realization that he feels the same way about her that she does about him, OMG!! If I know my Lynn Johnston, she'll have Liz married by New Year's Eve.

Claudia said...

You gotta read the monthly letters sometimes to make sense of this strip.

Apparently, Liz and Mr. Wright have been dating; communicating through IM and email and seeing one another when he drives up occasionally. Really no other way to know this than the letters. So maybe this is intended to be slightly less out of the blue than it appears in the strip.

Not contradicting the 'enough already with Liz the man killer' vibe, just passing on the intel.... And I too prefer this story to vacs and acne.

Sarah said...

I just checked out today's column. Apparently, Liz is down with Mr. Wright's profession of love. Interesting...

Just as long as she doesn't end up with Anthony!

SeaBoy said...

Pull over so I can kiss you, stalker boy! :-)

This plot line interests me a lot.

I've decided that George Eads was inspried to grow his seventy's porn mustache because of Anthony's.

Just say to "no" to Anthony, Liz!

Alan said...

Doesn't this now make Liz literally "roadside"?

Wendy said...

Oh goodness! I was wondering where George Eads got the idea that that moustache looked good on ANYONE!

Someone in blogger has a sense of humor. My "word verification" is ivy-oy.