Thursday, January 18, 2007

Elizabeth Patterson Puts the Smackdown on Mtigwaki Paul

MTIGWAKI, Northern Ontario — Earlier today Elizabeth Patterson delivered a verbal bitch-slapping to potential paramour Paul, who apparently had misrepresented his availability when Patterson found him shacking up with another woman.

"Even though it didn't work out for us, I want you to know that if you ever need a friend..." Elizabeth started, the ellipsis playing on Paul's expectations of a reconciliation.

But it was not to be. "There are some great people here in Mtigwaki," Elizabeth finished, delivering the coup de grâce and turning her back on Paul, both literally and figuratively.

Although his expression was not visible, Paul was undoubtedly crushed by Elizabeth's rejection. The bitter cold of the Canadian winter only served to reinforce his emotional isolation.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth continued her triumphant march away from Paul's residence, secure in the knowledge that some dude with a helicopter totally digs her.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

uhhh...what? I don't get it.

Orel said...

Mission accomplished!

Orel said...

In the randomness department, I bow to this poster. (Thanks to 6-4-2).

Rob said...

Oh, you're ever so welcome. And I confess to really enjoying For Better Or For Worse since I was a teenager, even though the strip is really now about the adult kids.

Anonymous said...

I honestly laughed out loud when I read your Onion-esque story about Elizabeth Patterson. Curiously, it's the only time that strip has been even peripherally related to laughter.

Steve Sax said...

I hope when you say "it's the only time that strip has been even peripherally related to laughter", that your reference to "that strip" means FBoFW, not SoSG...

Bob Timmermann said...

I was going to do a whole Griddle series on FBOFW.

Now I will have to do a study on "Family Circus."

Orel said...

Stay tuned for my Drabble retrospective!

Steve Sax said...

"Who did the Family Circus retrospective on the SoSG blog?"

"Not Me."

Orel said...

Nice one, Barfy.