Monday, October 04, 2010

Let Me Look At Cake Like It's Evil

Hi everyone! Thanks for the Halloween ideas! It's my favorite month of the year, and I'm working on some new Halloween ideas for the blog. I finally finished How To Own and Operate A Haunted House just in time for the season. Wanted to give a shout-out to the end of the Cathy comic strip. I always liked this one, an early portrayal of a single girl wrestling with mother issues, swimsuits, and donuts. Some columnists have suggested it has lost its relevance in the age of Sex and the City, third wave feminism (or is it the fourth -- Girls Gone Wild has set us back a bit, I'm thinking), and the supposed end of workplace discrimination, but I never felt that way. It strikes me as innocent, but true in fundamental ways, the hallmark of any good comic strip, an art form that requires a dedication to production (every single day) and is undervalued.

See you later with more posts about the news (Eddie Long, gay bullying on the docket) and some Halloween ideas that may not be Martha Stewart approved, but I think you guys will like them. Happy Monday!


Charles Gramlich said...

I used to read Cathy pretty regularly, but I stopped getting the paper quite a long time ago now. It's human, I don't think it's going to turn irrelevant.

the walking man said...

If Martha approves of it I don't want to read it.

jodi said...

Michelle, that pic is SOoooo telling! You and Beth's face look the same now! Your ideas will be way more interesting than Martha's and her huge staff)! xo

Scott said...


If cake is evil, I don't care. I still love it.

Hope your week is going well...take care, Darlin'! :)