Friday, November 15, 2013

Wrong punch line

Today's Stone Soup has the wrong punch line.

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What she should be responding with is "And that's my point!" or "And why isn't it?"

That would turn her hypocritical complaint into a piercing analysis of her actions and motivations.

Of course, this is Stone Soup. "Piercing analysis" isn't exactly their shtick.

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At 11:26 PM, November 15, 2013 Anonymous Anonymous had this to say...

I'm not sure I understand your alternative endings, or why you say Val's complaint is hypocritical. As I read the strip, Rena is being rather literal-minded and pointing out that Val's face has aged (so it's not the face she was born with, and if she wanted it to look more like the face she was born with, she would need to use some of the cosmetics she was complaining about).

At 3:04 AM, November 16, 2013 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I confess that reading hadn't occurred to me; I read it as Rena pointing out that she was using makeup. Your reading is funny, so I think I just missed the joke.


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