Sunday, October 18, 2009

Der Ring Des Nibelungen

Vote early and often for your favorite Lockhorns Sunday comic. The chuckles begin with Panel One, when Leroy, well known for his cheapness, takes the term "housewarming" just a bit too literally. In his defense, he's only trying to annoy Loretta, and who can blame him? Loretta's at the tall boy desk in Panel Two, as it's her turn to deal with the Lockhorns' impossibly dire financial straits. A mathematician would be quick to point out to Loretta here that their debt has gotten so out of control that the factorial function is needed to express it. Pillars of the community, the Lockhorns have been invited to yet another wedding in Center Panel, where Leroy usually pulls out his bag of quips about the institution of marriage. Loretta tries to beat him to the punch by pulling out her bag of insults about him, as she relates a possibly apocryphal tale about Leroy to her apathetic neighbor. I would split my vote between this, and Panel Four, where Leroy cuts right to the heart of the matter, and probably a lot easier than he's managing to cut through Loretta's disgusting meat loaf. Panel Five is also strong among an overall splendid field of Lockhorns Sunday comics, as Leroy lets loose at another Levittown cocktail bash with a seven foot bimbo, while exasperated Loretta can only make impromptu insults about her husband to the nearest handy woman neighbor.


Wings1295 said...

The wedding panel gets my vote, without a doubt!

And I have to say, your summary is so wonderfully written and witty, I am in awe. Bravo!

Mr. Beautiful said...

Wings: Thank you for your kind words, and for your vote. All is much appreciated, and I'm glad you enjoyed the post.