Saturday, September 27, 2008


Ces has been taking Sally Forth, that eighties throwback about a career woman in Corporate America, deep into Ice Storm territory as Ted Forth (my hero) makes a new friend at work. However, this friend has a vagina. And jazz hands. Here are some places this story line could go:
  • Re-enactment of the elevator scene from Disclosure
  • A really, really awkward Christmas Party with an embarrassing encounter at the meatloaf bar.
  • A seven letter Tammy Wynette song.
  • Door-slamming bedroom farce when Ted talks Sally into going with him to a pop culture convention and a certain new friend shows up as well.
  • Co-ed naked Rock-'Em Sock-'Em Robots.
  • Science fiction revelation where the new friend is revealed to be Ted from the future after his inevitable gender re-assignment surgery.
  • A heart-warming monogamy-affirming resolution where Ted learns the boundaries of workplace relationships.
  • A boiled pet bunny. 'Nuff said.
BlatantCommentWhoring™: Just how far will Ted go?


Anonymous said...

I just knew I could come to Foma to find out what that seven letter word was...

Just how far will Ted go?

Something short of a Hot Carl, I'm guessing.

Anonymous said...

Probably your penultimate suggestion, although it could be Sally who learns the lesson here. She may get all jealous and snippy when she finds out Ted's new friend is female, and it will be Ted who stands up for himself for once and questions her faith in his loyalty.

Arlo went through this a few years ago, but I don't think Janis ever found out. He came really close to having an affair, but backed out at the last moment. I can't see Ted going that far, but you never know.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Hmmm Ted having an affair..that would be interesting

CrackerLilo said...

I hate this strip, but I like this storyline. So many people assume that a friendship with an opposite-sex person *has* to turn sexual, and it's a particularly terrible thing when your spouse makes that assumption. *raises hand* I hope it ends up the way demetriosx says.

Came via the Comic Riffs blog, incidentally.

Anonymous said...

I'm rooting for the antepenultimate option. Her face does look an awful lot like Ted's.