Sunday, January 10, 2010

Where Have You Gone, André Breton?

Lockhorns Sunday appears surreal this week. In Panel One, Loretta takes her neighbor over by Leroy napping on the couch for the express purpose of reciting her most atrocious pun yet. In Panel Two, Leroy the frustrated fisherman takes, in a crowded restaurant, what may be the only opportunity he'll ever have of posing with a fish. In Center Panel, despite the Lockhorns having been married for forty-odd years, and despite the myriad vacuum cleaners and ironing boards he's given to Loretta as gifts over those forty-odd years, Leroy nonetheless feels compelled to seek the advice of a "gift counselor." In Panel Four, Leroy takes great delight in drowning out the opera with some cool jazz on his iPod, while Loretta is indignant over his having said it was a hearing aid. Panel Five is the most surreal of all, and is probably wrought with symbolism, as Leroy gleefully remarks that they have beaten the hearse to the burial plot.

2 comments:

Wings said...

Wow. That is one day full of the strange and the bizarre! But yeah, gotta go with panel five! Geez, he looks so happy at his line!

Mr. Beautiful said...

Wings: Good choice. Maybe Leroy is hoping he's next.