Apartment 3G deathwatch: day 6 of 6 Finale (of sorts)

This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper.

The Hollow Men, T.S. Eliot

Apartment 3G deathwatch because I can’t go through this alone. Let’s see how horrible it can get. Pretty damn horrible, I would say.

Day 6, last day ever: Oh, for God’s sake. Run it into the ground and leave it to bleed to death, didn’t you Bolle and Shulock? Bolle’s career is over, but anyone who’d hire Margaret Shulock to do anything should remember what she did to Apartment 3G at the end. I know I’ll remember.

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Apartment 3G deathwatch: day 5 of 6

Apartment 3G deathwatch because I can’t go through this alone. We’ve got 1 more day of a formerly great soap comic, let’s see how horrible it can get.

Day 5: “So smile, Margo, and move on.” Will these be the words our heroine bestows upon us that we might face the future without fear, regret, or despair? If so, then screw you, Margo. Don’t let the screendoor hit you on the ass on your way out. Bitter? Moi?

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Apartment 3G deathwatch: day 2 of 6

Apartment 3G deathwatch because I can’t go through this alone. We’ve got 4 days of a formerly great soap comic, let’s see how horrible it can get.

Day 2: Really? They’re wasting time on a wedding no one sane cares about? Really? Oh, ignoble death, blah blah blah.
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Worthy of S Beckett himself

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If you don’t know where you’re going I can’t tell you where you are.

Cosmic! Simply cosmic!

Here’s someone else who doesn’t know where she’s going.

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But it’s not even remotely cosmic. Feh.

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B. Watterson quote on “Soap Opera” comics

I was early for a concert at the Edendale Library (www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com last week they played the Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet so well, it made me cry), and one of the joys of library concerts is that if you’re early, there’s a lot to read, including cartoon collections.

So I, like many people, have a tremendous weakness for Calvin and Hobbes, and sat down to kill some time with the 10th Anniversary Collection, and lo, what should I read on page 6 in Bill Watterson’s introduction:

“Continuous ‘soap opera’ strips are all but gone now, unable to keep their plots gripping with the reduction of dialogue necessary in small panels.”

Well, okay, but it still doesn’t explain or excuse this:

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I may have to leave the room myself if this just plain horrible storyline goes on much longer. I guess I could stop reading the strip, but I hate to give up on anything even as bad as this. It’s like a bad marriage or something.