Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ab Obice Saevior Ibit

Lockhorns Sunday begins.

In Panel One, we see a recurring character type, the seven foot tall bimbo, who may assume any of several appearances, at a Levittown cocktail party, with whom Leroy, as usual, has struck up a conversation. Loretta, as usual, interrupts the proceedings with a caustically witty barb while balancing two spanish olives on a plate.

As acrimonious as their marriage has been, the Lockhorns are fond of displaying photos which depict themselves as a happy couple, as Loretta shows one off to her neighbor in Panel Two. Through the neighbor's morose demeanor, it is apparent that she fully well knows that severe retouching is required to render any sort of happy expressions on the subjectc' faces, let alone Leroy's ridiculously toothy grin.

In Center Panel, Loretta smartly uses housework as a means of extorting more money from Leroy.

As a rule, Leroy usually ignores Loretta's incessant nagging. The exception is when she nags him while he drives, as in Panel Four. In cases as these, Leroy is always quick to reply.

It's a wonder why Leroy doesn't chat about sports with his neighbors more often, as seen in Panel Five. Judging by the neighbor's uncomfortable expression, Leroy probably has trouble finding men willing to pop over for a visit.

4 comments:

Wings said...

Panel One & Panel Five are just great!

It is true - further we get along, the more the young people will only know about the 20th century from us old folks!

And did Leroy finally break down and slip Loretta a Mickey???

Anonymous said...

YOU PROMISE NOT TO DEGRADE WOMEN,BUT USING THE WORD BIMBO TO DEFINE THEM.SAD.

Mr. Beautiful said...

Wings: Please, tell me more of this "twentieth century" of which you speak.

Anonymous said...

BIMBO BIMBO BIMBO