So i have to confess. I still find the Singing Russian Guy funny. It helps tremendously that he has such a catchy tune.
And another confession: Scott Meyer may inadvertently be writing one of the best comic strips on marriage out there. I mean, look at Missy. Soooo verrrry tiiiiiired. Yet not tired enough to turn the tables on her husband to get revenge. Revenge -- at least the quiet kind -- is a staple of a good, solid, sustainable marriage. As is an open willingness to annoy the partner in a way that incites more annoyance but does not cross the line into axe-murdering territory.
This is how my wife gets revenge on me: If I ever say or repeat or annoy her with something, she just starts humming this tune:
It immediately embeds itself in my frontal lobes and will not leave. She shows no remorse in instigating her revenge, Nor should she, because, like Scott and Rick here (panel three) I can be damned annoying at times and I deserve every shred of revenge my wife dispenses. I've even awoken the morning after having had this tune planted in my head and it's still there, happily churning away, just as soon as the alarm shuts off.
Making of the President 1960, The; by Theodore White.
Read in 2017
Asterix Chez les Helvetes, by Uderzo and Goscinny. 48 pages.
Diary of A Wimpy Kid, Double Down, by Jeff Kinney. 218 pages.
Essential C.S. Lewis, The; edited by Lyle W. Dorsett. 536 pages.
Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. 184 pages.
Good Intentions, by Ogden Nash. 180 pages.
Le Bouclier Arverne, by Uderzo and Goscinny. 48 pages.
Non Campus Mentis, by Anders Henriksson. 150 pages.
Up the Down Staircase, by Bel Kaufman. 340 pages.
Ze page total: 1,704 pages.
The Best Part
Going Postal, by Terry Pratchett
"In my experience Miss Crisplock tends to write down exactly what one says," Vetinari observed. "It's a terrible thing when jouralists do that. It spoils the fun. One feels instinctively that it's cheating somehow."