Wednesday, December 06, 2006

For POOP JOKES

Ha ha ha, "For Better or For Worse" starts the day off with a poop joke. And...a poop joke that doesn't even make sense.

Like the posters at FOOBiverse, I am left wondering...what the heck is Meredith thinking about?

Is she thinking about not eating the hot dog because she doesn't want it to end up in the toilet? Or about the complicated process of digestion her father has chosen to explain to her at a far too young age? Is she resenting her mother forcing her to finish a meal she herself did not choose, thus completing her JonBenet Ramsey-esque blonde, big-lipped looks with the inevitable eating disorder? (Seriously, it has disturbed me for a long time that Meredith is drawn so sexy. She's maybe four or five, yet she always looks like she just came back from a makeover at the Clinique counter!)

How many hands did this strip pass through, as it was drawn, inked, colored, and edited, that no one said: "Huh. I don't get this"?

4 comments:

Shannon said...

I'm so glad it wasn't just me who a.) didn't get the punchline and b.) thinks Meredith is drawn way too sexy! I'm not alone!

Anonymous said...

I thought she was thinking that the hot dog looked like something that had already "been eaten first"...

PJ said...

I just figured Meredith was thinking about putting all kinds of food products into the toilet. But I've always been creeped out by her appearance. She does look like a little sex doll. I have some very early books of FBOFW and Lynne never drew her little kids that way. This looks like someone in her stable of artists did it -- maybe some creepy guy.

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