Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Lynne is at the beach with an unnamed friend. She tells Lynne that she's been spending time hanging out with a surfer guy. Lynne says it sounds fun and asks if she is planning to meet up again. Her friend says that she isn't because she got bored and waved him goodbye.

While Lynne makes new friends on the beach, George is in the background reading his book. He prefers to be far enough away from Lynne so that people don't think they are together but close enough so that he can hear her conversations. It's a wonder he can get any reading done with that massive mobile disco going on in the background.

Lynne friend is really rude. As she is telling Lynne the reason for the breakdown in her relationship with the surfer, he comes into their line of sight. She uses this opportunity to ridicule the young man even more. The young surfer is irritated by this but not for the reasons we expect. He is irritated because Lynne's friend has made up the excuse about her being bored. The real reason they stopped seeing each other is because the surfer is only 15 years old. She wanted to cover up her mistake so invented this story. She was in fact infatuated with him but then completely freaked out when she found out his age.


  1. What the hell is going on in that first picture?

  2. By the numbers of seagulls circling, there must be a landfill nearby.

  3. Gulls are altruistic licence, I suspect. It was unkind for Lynne's companion to be say this in front of the surfer.

  4. It's not the first picture; it's the one before it that we'll never get to see, as evidenced by the look on the unnamed friend's face. After all, this is a family newspaper.