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Oct 02, 2008, 12:08PM

The Secret Surrealism of Hi and Lois

Michael Leddy is on a one-man investigation into the supposed surrealism of the comic strip Hi and Lois. Hilarious.

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"I thought first of Lucy's psychiatry stand, but the real inspiration here might be M.C. Escher."



"I'm not sure what's strangest: that the new refrigerator is smaller than the old one (yet fills the same space), that Lois left the family's artworks on the old fridge, that the deliverymen are browsing those works, that they took the fridge with those works still attached, that they haven't realized that the fridge cannot fit in their truck, that Lois' friend didn't see the truck, that Lois' friend doesn't know where old refrigerators go, that refrigerators old and new have wood-grained sides, that the new refrigerator has no handles, or that the new refrigerator has muntins. Follow the lines: they cannot represent doors. Which does make the absence of handles plausible, I suppose."


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