9 Chickweed Rage

020: A Pair of Overalls for the Pleasingly Plump Farmer

January 23rd, 2023

It's our first podcast of 2023! And we're so happy to discover that this strip still makes no goddamned sense at all. We begin our twelve-strip journey (yes! twelve!) with a customer service rep responding to texts from what turns out to be Thorax. Thorax is looking for overalls in XXXXL-Tall, so naturally his path to purchasing said clothing begins with texting a customer service person. And once he finds out it's a lady -- with the doubly unlikely name of Verity Dupee -- Thorax begins his harrassment. We're sorry, we totally mean romance. Romance as defined by Brooke McEldowney. Verity seems totally annoyed wiht Thorax. Who wouldn't be? But in the end she quits her job and travels to New Hampshire to hand deliver the overalls to Thorax, because she's in love with him. Right up until he tells her he's from another planet.

The Chickweed strips we discuss this episode:

Thorax's romance/stalking of Verity Dupee begins right here.
Verity DEFINITELY seems like she might call the cops on Thorax right here.
For some reason, Verity is charmed by Thorax and visits him in New Hampshire right here.
Verity is ready to get it on with Thorax but he ruins it by saying he's from another planet right here.

This XXXL-tall episode includes:

  • Deep sleep
  • Smoked pepper cheddar cheese
  • Corn chowder with poblano pepper soup
  • Von's/Safeway and Ralph's/Kroger
  • The old Soup Hole
  • Dollar signs vs money signs
  • Customer service
  • The definition of verity.
  • Raising Arizona
  • Watt's Mill Theater in Kansas City
  • Columbo
  • Poise pads
  • Van der Graaf generator
  • XXXXL-Tall bib overalls
  • Strawberries
  • Paladins
  • Thorax's home planet
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • Love letters
  • The Fonz

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