Labor Day and the US Open 9/6/19

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it’s back to work. Unless you’re retired. In that case, it’s back to work without getting paid. Whatever. The point is the summer is over. Baseball is winding up. Which means many a colorful leaf as well as the US Open Tennis Championship are coming to their annual conclusions. You may notice we like to do posters for the Holidays. That gives us sort of a holiday as well, ‘cause let’s face it, it’s easier to say Happy Labor Day than it is to think up 4 new frames. Nonetheless, we did 4 new frames.

And these 4 new ones take place at the US Open. John is a big tennis player and fan while Andy is neither. However Andy got invited to the US Open Wednesday night by his brother-in-law Stuart. It was quite a sight. Very different and more upscale than attending a baseball or football game. They serve wine — your choice of cabernet, chardonnay or rose. We kid you not. Three varieties of cold brew coffee. Not to mention plant-based burgers. They also stop the crowd from going to their seats in the middle of a point, so as not to disturb the players’ concentration. But the interesting part is seeing how the fans view the game from where they happen to be sitting. John thought of it before Andy even attended. The fact is, the higher up you go, the better your perspective, but the further you are from the action. The lower you sit, the more you can hear the squeak of the sneakers and the grunts of the players, but the more you are required to turn your head back and forth and back on each point, which of course, is the point of today’s comic. We hope it’s an outright winner (that’s a tennis joke folks) and that you don’t get a crick in your neck from reading it.

Finally, thank you so much to everyone who voted for their favorite strips. It’s still too early and too close to call a winner yet, but we will let you know when we declare one. It means a lot to us to hear from you.

See you next week.

Andy and John