June 23, 2009
Panel 1:As an attorney, I find Mark's choice of words here a bit odd. Ms. Williams "didn't admit knowing anything"? That's wrong. She actually "denied knowing anything" and that, my androgynous friend, is a significant distinction. Had Ms. Williams could have remained mute, talked about the weather, or recited the Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner and, in each case, she would have been not admitting that she knew anything. However, Ms. Williams did none of those things. Instead, she took the pro-active, affirmative step of explicitly saying that she knew nothing of the dumping. This can only mean one of two things. Either she really doesn't know about the dumping, or she does and she's actively engaged in hiding it. There is no middle ground, so I have to wonder why Mark is pussyfooting around that fact.
Panel 3:Wow, that's some serious insecurity. It's also an inredibly long right arm. Or, perhaps Howdy-Doody decided to join in for a group hug. Either way, it's just not natural!