664 Posted on December 25, 2019 at 10:14 am by Gene Ambaum Characters: Jody Tags 7 thoughts on “664” David Nuttall says: December 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm The gentleman in the last panel should be visiting a veterinarian or herpetologist, not a library. Maybe the library can call 911 for him, seeing as how he will have trouble speaking. Reply Elliot says: December 27, 2019 at 1:02 am Since comic strips, including this one, are steeped in irony, it’s possible by the standards of the comic book world that the snake got wrapped around this man’s neck close to, or in, the library building. I think that people who keep looking at all of the strips (yes, some are based on true stories, as ludicrous as they can be, too), it’s kind of irrational to offer practical advice in these situations as if it were actually happening in real life. Reply Elliot says: December 27, 2019 at 1:08 am I should have made my last sentence grammatically correct by saying, “I think that looking at all of the strips as if the crazy scenarios are actually occurring, (yes, some are based on true stories, as ludicrous as they can be, too), it’s kind of irrational to offer practical advice in such situations as if they are really happening and not fictional.” Reply Robert in Silicon Valley says: December 27, 2019 at 4:31 pm I’ve seen peregrine falcons, live and in person, in the library. A constrictor visit and demo gone slightly wrong COULD happen, but I would imagine the cheers and shrieks from the children’s section or presentation space would accompany. Unless the library’s doing a “read to snakes” thing. Or it slithered in through a hole in a window screen. Or they’re doing natural rodent abatement. Reply Nick says: December 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm Of course, you’re all missing the possibility that he came to the library for information on snake removal…even in the days when you could find a Yellow Pages, did they have listings for herpetologists? Reply Elliot says: December 30, 2019 at 12:19 pm 😉 Guess there won’t be any follow-up on snake-around-the-neck guy. So far (for me, anyway), one of the most mysterious and unresolved strips in the series… Reply Elliot says: December 30, 2019 at 12:28 pm …and what was making the woman so panicky…unless it had something to do with the snake…?! This appears to be a strip that looks like it calls out, no screams, for a follow-up. In any case, I love the way Willow did the eyes (not-to-mention the mouths!) esp. in the last panel: with snake-eyes guys eyes bulging with a “HELP!!!!! get-this-thing-off of-me!” desperation, Jody looking sideways and behind her to snake eye guy with a slightly bemused “Hmm…what-now…? expression, and panicking woman with her wide-eyed bewilderment. And the mouths, too! So much told in just a few dots and lines. I also have to give the creators of LC a lot of credit for not only incorporating true-life library (and fanciful) scenarios, but also how much incredible humor and irony is put into the ideas and texts and how well those ideas are transmitted with the various artists with both flair and simplicity! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.