This Week in Milford

December 19, 2013

Hoops, ‘Dancing’… They’re Pretty Much the Same Thing, Right?

December 19, 2013
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So, uh, what kind of ‘dancing’ has Wendy been doing all this time? I really know next to nothing about it, so I’ll have to suppose that extensive formal dance training translates into an innate ability to wow the yokels on the dancefloor at St. Fabe’s when you shake your money maker to the dulcet tones of whatever it is the kids listen to these days*.

The bigger question (Sorry, it is just too enervating to go over the issues on display in panel three for a fourth day in a row. Please have at it in the comments.) is what the heck happened to Wendy’s beauty mark? When she was first introduced to us, her mole was clearly supposed to help us differentiate her from every other girl in the strip with blond ‘hair down to here’. For a moment, it looked like Wynn had stolen it, but in the subsequent strips we see that he must have wiped it off with his towel because we don’t see it on him again.

I don’t know what else to say at this point. Rob has tomorrow’s strip so I expect he’ll be able to do a better job parsing this stuff as we all contemplate the eternal question: “What the hell is going on here?”

* I also suppose I should be making a Miley Cyrus joke here, but you can’t force me to do it.

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6 Comments »

  1. Wynn has been hitting that since she was five. Hey Sis, I feel like dancin’. She’s been “dancing” five hours a day…I’m surprised she can walk.

    Comment by Knoxy — December 19, 2013 @ 1:10 pm

  2. It’s possible– however unlikely– that Wendy is an actual dancer and that my expertise may be in play. “Five hours a day” sounds like classical ballet to me, but I am not at all sure that would translate to basketball (most of us have poor hand to eye coordination and a wicked case of lysdexia from looking in the mirror for hours on end and reversing the teacher’s instructions. Not helpful on a give-and-go.)

    But the real questions are elsewhere: why has she “escaped that time commitment?” Why have the Wiley’s bailed on home schooling? Why is Wynn so creepily possessive? Will success spoil Bob Kaczinski?

    Comment by vaganova — December 19, 2013 @ 3:52 pm

  3. 2 Vaganova Thanks for the professional reflections. Ahhh, another craphole storyline. I can hardly wait.

    Comment by semperfi4evr — December 19, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

  4. Thank you, vaganova. I, too, appreciate your expert contribution.

    It is a slight relief to know that Wendy’s five hours a day were possibly not spent working the 9-2 shift at the Bump n’ Grind gentleman’s club in Central City with Slim Chance and the Long Shots playing their latest louche country music covers in the background.

    Comment by timbuys — December 19, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

  5. Timbuys has reopened the question of Wendy’s time commitment. What if home schooling and incessant ballet class drove her to working the pole in Central City? (Stranger things have happened: I have a friend who insists her sister is a “born-again stripper.”) Somehow I doubt this plot line would hack it in GT, though– tombe pas de bourre, hump the pole, spin the tassels…

    Comment by vaganova — December 20, 2013 @ 7:20 pm

  6. Wouldn’t switching from home to traditional school result in a more rigid schedule? Comic strip and sitcom kids seem to have incredible freedom to wander about, but I hope real schools still expect them to spend a lot of the day in a classroom.
    Much of GT is skewed from reality, but it usually recognizes summer and Christmas. Late in the semester seems like an odd to time to switch.

    Comment by Dale — December 21, 2013 @ 8:59 pm


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