February 13, 2009
Panel 1: Patty Frampton seems to believe that just because Mark wears a khaki unitard and writes for a "nature" magazine he knows about animals. Sure, Mark can give us our Sunday exegesis on the dining habits of planaria or the calcium content of antlers, but what does that mean in the real world? Does it mean that Mark knows how to track a philandering ungulate to his hide-out along the Mexican border? I doubt it. If Buck isn't in Mexico as I predict and is, in fact, wandering through the Lost Forest dazed and confused by the grazing blow he got from a chicken beak, how is Mark's "book learnin'" going to help? I guess we'll find out tomorrow.
Interstitial Time Cue: This one is pointless. Really pointless. If we assume that the characters' experience of time is linear (and nothing suggests otherwise), then any scenario in which Patty Frampton goes to Mark's house one panel after deciding that Mark can help is, by definition, later.
Panel 2 I bet those mammary-like pillows Cherry put on the couch make Mark really, really uncomfortable. No doubt, they remind him of those icky things that Cherry makes him do behind closed doors.
Panel 3: "Patty, you ignorant slut! Of course Buck isn't alive. The only logical explanation for the disappearance of his body is that giant invisible spiders carried him away while you weren't looking. Now, forget about the deer."