I don’t understand the 1983 remark. Can anyone here please explain it to me?
Love the “shaky voice” font in panel 3 – even more so knowing it’s handwritten!
“PUT ON PANTS!” I love it. Actual laugh aloud.
I love how Elvis is being so cuddly in first panel. What’s the reference to 1983? I don’t understand but I think it’s important.
Also all the kitties are so adorable in the first panel
An unannounced visitor?? ❤ It could Publisher’s Clearing House?! Is that still a thing? (bemused)
Got here early tonight. When I am early, I like to hit the random button for another trip down the rabbit hole. Tonight was a good one. I ended up going through almost the entire last 6 months of 2017. At least I resisted the comment sections :)
I do rather hope that the “unannounced visitor” is a harbinger of something good…
Doom is easier to face if you’ve got your trousers on.
Lupin’s love language is chaos <3
Funny! But I thought Mrs Dunn had two other cats that’s not mentioned in the comics. Iggy and ??
Whatever happened to “Someone at the door! Drop to the floor.” If the cats are sticking with the woman despite the knock at the door, they must really be worried about her.
OK…. I think she needs a proper lie down. Possibly with medication… That’s quite an over-reaction.
I loved all the panels. Lupin’s toe beans, YeeHaw, toe beans! and Elvis’s FLOOFING UP!
Everyone knows the rule to never say,’ I don’t know how things could get much worse!’ Doom follows, for sure!
The Norns are spinning their fate?
Oh, Pucky. Don’t you know pants are optional?
Lamp??? As long as you don’t break a mirror, ~~~~ enough bad luck ❤️
Bing Bong…Animal Control here.
Today I adore every panel! Panel 1: Elvis’s back view, so precious I melt. And Lupin rear toe beans! Panel 2: Elvis and his Woman sigh together! Panel 3: The Woman’s hilarious “Is this 1983” exclamation and Lupin’s quick warning “put on pants!”
In 1983, when the phone rang, you had to answer it to “see” who was calling … and more than likely, if you weren’t home, they had to call back as you didn’t have an answering machine! I remember in the early to mid 80s, my boss at my first job (I was a few years out of HS) got a bag phone. It was the pre-cursor to cell phones. And yes, the clue is in the name. If you needed a bag to carry it, it wasn’t small!!
Maybe it is Mike Wolfe and Danielle from “The Pickers” (sans Frank nowadays along with the ratings) who will find some amazingly valuable stuff by searching around the various hidden pockets of the Big Pink House. Perhaps the finds will help the Foundation choose not to sell the house and all the tenants can stay! Yeah, as unlikely as hitting the Powerball but just maybe some good will come from the knock rather than doom!
“Put on pants!” LOL! I’m usually yelling, “Put on a bra!” :-D
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
Alice-Ata: It’s an honor and a pleasure to meet you, Nezumi-San.
Nezumi-San: The pleasure is mine. I have always wanted to meet the Four Egyptian Royal Procurers. That is why I have joined the delegation unofficially.
Agnes-Ata: Do you know where we can find origami paper nearby?
Nezumi-San: On board our ship there is paper available, but I have been unable to take it by myself.
Ta-Natash: Of course. There’s the first rule of Procurement.
All: Never try to take anything you can’t lift.
Coming back from the ship
Violet-Ifa: Oh, there’s Beatrixia and one of the delegation. Where are you guys headed?
Bea: This is Shisho-San, the Royal Librarian to Japan. We’re going to the Great Pyramid to see the No Longer Hidden Library.
Shisho-San: I see you have a ream of paper. What is it for?
Nezumi-San: Oh, we’re just taking this to the Artisans for an origami demo. Ohariko-san knows all about it, of course.
Shisho-San: I have no doubt.
I am with the Woman. When I lived in the South, apparently I was the rude one for not wanting random people dropping by at random times of the day. Drove me nuts. Just hide and make the Man answer the door, that’s what I usually do (minus the Man part). I’m hoping it is Tommy’s Woman or someone with good news, though.
I love Puck’s panic in the last panel. Apparently he is often sans pants. https://www.gocomics.com/breaking-cat-news/2017/10/22
Put on pants, indeed! Was the Woman cocooning in her underwear?
Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.
1983 would be just fine with me.
Prince: Party Like It’s 1999
I was feeling sad and lonely
But my cats were with me all the way
Then I heard someone come knocking
And wondered what they wanted today?
Pucky rushed to get his trousers
The cats were running everywhere
I had to get up to answer the door now
But I really didn’t care.
Say, say it’s 2022 now,
Can’t they just let me be?
Some people seem to act like it’s 1983!
Let me tell ya something
If you didn’t come with good news
Don’t bother knocking on my door
I got a panther to protect me,
And baby he’s ready to roar, yeah, yeah!
Everybody’s got bad news
We could all have to move
But with my cats and family
I know I still can groove, yeah!
And (SURPRISE) it’s Andy Capp!
TRICK OR TREAT!
Maybe it’s our Robin at the door, the official Harbinger of Doom.
I have a plan: The Woman opens the door, and then Lupin throws a lamp through it!
This can only meet with success!
If they’re arriving unannounced, sans pants is hilarious.
PUT ON PANTS!!! Hilarious response. Yet, I’ve said/thought that a few times.
NEVER ask if things could get any worse. It’s probably someone from the IRS.
Maybe it’s the Mail Carrier! Mine sometimes knocks if he’s delivering a package and the office is closed, or it needs a signature (which is why I’m negotiating with the post office for my important documents back, thankyouverymuch, I wasn’t home last time they tried).
Looks like the “Suddenly, a shot rang out,” trope has been evoked.
I love Elvis hugging her!
“I don’t know how things could get much worse…” noooooo!!!! Don’t jinx yourself!!
When my three kids were young, I had a system for drop in visitors and real estate agents. When the doorbell dinged, I shouted “Red alert! Red alert!”. Each kid had assigned areas of the house. If they got all the toys picked up and hidden in designated closets before I got the person into the house, they got rewards after the visit ended. It was a pretty good system.
Maybe it’s the building inspector coming to make sure the huge crack isn’t going to destabilize the structural integrity of the building.
HEY! Nothing wrong with 1983. And if you7 think moving with two kids and four cats is bad, try three kids, several cats (more than four), a dog, two cars, and an emergency CB radio in each car to try coordinating between the two.
I’m flashing on the last time “I guess things can’t get much worse” was used, and it was followed by a big “WHY, HELLO NEIGHBOR!”
OT: Monroe update
Oh, wow. Elvis is being such a sweet, loving boy. And Goldie, Puck, and Lupin look so worried for the Woman. ::sigh::
February 26, 2016