For Better or For Worse is like a trainwreck, or Fear Factor. It's awful, it's cringe inducing, and yet you can't look away. Blame my Mom who's been a FOOB fanatic since before I was born. I've literally grown up with the characters; my Mom has every book. Unfortunately, the FOOBs have jumped the shark. For about a year or so now, with limited exception, I haven't been able to read the strip with rolling my eyes and/or gagging. Fortunately, I've found a LJ group who share my feelings. Since I can't talk to my Mom about how I really feel about her favorite strip (She makes excuses for the characters' and their asinine behavior.), I'm free to nitpick and groan and gag with a group who see the characters for who they really are.
After being assaulted last year (The Lynnions refuse to say the dreaded "R" word"), Liz has finally been subpoenaed to testify against her attacker. Instead of treating us to the usual courtroom drama, we get to see Liz and her rescuer/high school sweetie/stalker, Anthony sit out in the hall until they're ready to be called in (Which will probably happen after Easter at this rate.). Divorcee Anthony has shown (via thought bubble) that he still cares for Liz and wants to hook back up with her. Sweet, right? Annnnttt! Wrong! You see, Liz has a boyfriend (A really cute one I might add), and Anthony's not really in love with Liz. He's in love with an idealized version of Liz; he doesn't really know her anymore, he still thinks of her as the girl he dated in high school.
So in honor of today's script (Which features a very Seussian looking cat), I've written a poem:
Everyone in the real world hated Granthony a lot
But The Lizardbreath, who lived in the Foobiverse, did not
Liz liked Anthony, thought his company was pleasin'
Now don't ask why, no one quite knows the reason
It could be that her head wasn't screwed on just right
It could be that his mustache was glued on real tight
But I think the most likely reason of all
Was that Anthony's balls were two sizes too small
I'm a flippin' genius!