Yet another strip that spawned from a conversation with my wife. We’re both dieting, we each shared our current progress, I threw the tasteless line out, she pointed out the obvious mathematical concerns with said line, and I remembered this piece of art that I’ve been trying to write a script around for months.
Neither the actual weights nor their actual ratio were preserved for this script because I’ve been married for nearly twelve years and I’m not an idiot. Numbers were fudged based on an “average weights” site I found combined with the fact that I needed her to be slightly bigger than him. If these numbers seem inaccurate, I would point out that he’s standing, she’s seated, her hand’s over her midsection, and he ceases to exist somewhere below his lower abdominal area.
Potential weight-guessing failures aside, I’m worried this one’s a bit too clunky, what with me trying to fit the the whole weight loss angle into a joke based on a math class. But my first line of defense approved, so here you go.
MRS. SHOEBOX’S ASSESSMENT OF TODAY’S STRIP: I think it works!
See you guys on Friday!