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It’s always so odd when this happens.

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Waiting for Margo


Waiting for Margo
Presented by the Apartment 3G Players
Cast
Abigail “Tommie” Thompson as Estragon
Lu Ann Powers as Vladimir
Eric Mills as Pozzo
Eric Mills’ brother as Lucky
Random blue person in background as a boy

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Can this marriage be saved?

First, Ian invites his new boss over for dinner on the spur of the moment. And this new boss guy is a peach; as we know, a gentleman never accepts an invitation that is offered less than three days in advance for reasons we shall see below. Can this marriage be saved? No.
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Then, Ian springs this mess on Toby, who is not happy. Can this marriage be saved? No.
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Toby has her own thing going on. Can this marriage be saved? Maybe.
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Ian is all “I I I ME ME ME” and Toby has her own thing going on, whatever it is. Can this marriage be saved? No.
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Toby is serving take-out to jerk boss. Who cares if this marriage can be saved?
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Toby is too busy to sleep with Ian. Can this marriage be saved? Maybe.
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And now Ian can’t/won’t/doesn’t go to Toby’s show that is SO IMPORTANT to her. Can this marriage be saved? Saved, people? It’s DOOOMED!
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Where the hell is Mary Worth when people actually need her? And why didn’t Toby send up a surprise dinner guest SOS and invite Mary to take up the table talk slack? Mary would have at least brought some homemade beige food and a bottle of wine. Say what you will about my Mary, but she has great manners.

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Mmmm, just what I needed

“But none had come close to the scope and profitability of Peanuts. Younger cartoonists took notice. Jim Davis, the creator of Garfield, set out specifically to match not Schulz’s quality but his financial success. In contrast to Schulz, Davis has acknowledged that PAWS, Inc., his licensing arm, takes precedence over the strip itself. In an interview on his Garfield.com website, he states: “I set aside one week each month to focus on writing the comic strip. Once I get in writing mode, the gags can sometimes really flow and I might write 4-6 weeks worth of material in one week.” He then leaves the more tedious tasks like coloring and lettering to his teams of assistants. He devotes the rest of the month to finding creative ways to expand the Garfield brand. ”
Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip, by Luke Epplin, LA Review of Books, August 15, 2015

Ah, just what I needed: another reason to hate Garfield. However, this essay is mostly about Peanuts and Calvin and Hobbes, and the above is by far the least interesting part of it. Click, and be delighted and enlightened, my children.