Welcome back, dear readers. This week we wanted to concentrate on personal improvement. In fact you’re never too old to improve. We might not be running marathons anymore, but we can look better through exercise, diet and of course, cosmetic surgery. As we all know, some jobs are better than others. Some, let’s face it, really suck. There’s the absolutely no lines anywhere look. The impossibly thick lip look. The impossibly large boob look, and the subtle but nice look. That last one makes for a good job, but not for a good comic. One time Andy came into a meeting at work, sweating through his blue work shirt, and a woman at the meeting - who was all about plastic surgery - told him, “you know, if you get botox injections under your arms, it can keep you from sweating.” Note: Andy still sweats.
The next comic was about crossword puzzles. Both Andy and John still do them, but just the minis. They have both ventured into the longer form puzzles on Mondays and Tuesdays (for those of you who don’t know, the NY Times makes the puzzles harder with each successive day of the week), but neither one of us has managed to complete a Wednesday. There’s been a great deal of research on doing crosswords and the need to exercise the mind. It’s fun and a hell of a lot easier than excercising the body, let’s be honest. Do they really work on keeping the mind sharp? Who knows, but a dull mind makes a dull comic, so we’ll keep on trying to solve them.
On a sad note, we lost a good friend to breast cancer last week who was also a big fan of the comic. Remember the comic about the woman who had her first grandchild and didn’t want to be called Grandma? Well, that was based on our friend Linda Casper. You will be sorely missed, Linda.
Enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you digitally next Friday with two new ones.
Andy and John