Friday, April 26, 2024

Shakespeare in FoxTrot's Your Momma Thinks Square Roots Are Vegetables

Amend, Bill. Your Momma Thinks Square Roots Are Vegetables. Kansas City: Andrews McMeel, 2003.

Welcome back for another FoxTrot Friday!

Today's episode features two comics—one you've seen before on Bardfilm (for which, q.v.) and one that's never appeared here before.

Let's start with the second one first.

In this strip, Paige, suffering from writer's block when faced with a Shakespeare assignment, tries a unique method of inspiration: 

Peter, the eldest of the Fox siblings, has been through this before—but he finds that a sixty-watt bulb might be enough for other assignments, but not for Shakespeare.

And then we have a FoxTrot classic: The Eyes of March:

See you next Friday!

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Unless otherwise indicated, quotations from Shakespeare's works are from the following edition:
Shakespeare, William. The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd ed. Gen. ed. G. Blakemore Evans. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.
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