May 6, 2014
Panel one: “Can you leave your last class early?” “History? Sure, no problem! That class has been pretty awkward ever since I gave my presentation on Napoleon’s defeat at Stalingrad.” “Great. Now you’ll excuse me if I don’t look up at you towering over my desk. I have to give these four random blank sheets of paper my full attention and possibly a taste of the back of my hand!”
Panel two: Poor Marjie. I am trying to imagine a slower news day than one where chasing down a big story involves interviewing a kid who hit three doubles in a high school baseball game a few days ago, but it ain’t easy. Tough break indeed, Marjie. Here’s hoping that you hear back from the Toledo Blade about that opening at the sports desk and you can finally get out of this tank town.
Panel three: The lengths Conrad will go to put a ‘sunnyside spin’ on getting an apparently pretty bad case of mono are almost troubling. Say, what’s with the chin grab there as he’s talking about himself as a ‘playa’? Look out, Rob! I think Luckey is hitting on Marjie!
Bonus point: After two proper uses of the comma in panels one and two, the creative team blows it in panel three.