Happy Mayday! Happy First Day of the Summer Blockbuster Season!
Hi and Lois, 5/1/09
Yeah, Chip, and that way you can kill the earth twice as fast and make twice as much noise! BRAP!
There is someone on my block (who shall remain nameless, but it may be my neighbor) who cuts their grass upwards of three times a week. Like, every other day. As a result, their lawn often looks like a patch of Astroturf. The color is also pretty close to the sickly, muted lime-green we’re seeing in today’s strip. Noice!*
I tried mowing the lawn once. Well, it wasn’t by choice. My daddy made me put on close-toed shoes and try manuvering the mower along the most uneven part of our property. It was a tad difficult (read: impossible), considering that: 1) it was the absolute first time I was doing it, 2) our mower is ridiculously heavy and one needs the strength of a thousand Ancient Egyptians to budge it a couple of inches, and 3) I don’t even break 5′ 4″ on a good day. So, needless to say, I had the priviledge taken away from me in less than three minutes.
And now, our blast from the past!! Er, yeah.
Hi and Lois, 4/24/09
Hmm, maybe I should have included this one in yesterday’s post. H&L does seem to talk about movies a lot, doesn’t it? Anyhoozle. Chip, dear, even if you were going to two films in the same night (which I would call a “bad idea”), it wouldn’t cost forty dollars. Maybe twenty-five or so. Are you going on a Friday? That is your first mistake. Well, no, it’s your second mistake; suggesting you see two movies is the first. Why don’t you just sneak into another theater after the first flick has concluded? You’re supposed to be a badass slacker, after all. Do I have to tell you everything? How long have you been a teenager??
Another question: which movie will they see first? Perilous World Situation (With ‘Splosions), or Girl Meets Boy Initial Attraction Misunderstanding Cheerful Conclusion Happily Ever After? I wouldn’t trust that girl as my date. She’s gabbing away on her cell phone as Chip negotiates funds for the evening. And she’s either not wearing shoes or has knee-high pink Uggs. Which is worse?
*Almost didn’t add this footnote! It means “nice”, in case ya didn’t know.