Thwarted again by her lack of government knowledge.
Ah, the age old foil of a tragically large percentage of our elected representatives…
And sadly the electorate that voted for them as well.
To be fair, it is horrendously complex. Intentionally so, of course.
what, sydner Yus is too good to issue a “Damn you willis” ??
No, she just lacks the proper medium awareness.
Sisyphus, meet your boulder.
My first thought was, Hey, I know who that is.
My second thought was I shouldn’t even bring it up, because people will think I looked it up on Google to look smart.
…and your third thought was, “Heheh. Sisyphus sounds like Syphilis.”?
I thought Sisyphus was the water.
Who was the water?
Pretty sure the water was Tantalus, from whence we get the word Tantalizing, but too lazy to google/wiki it.
Yep, Tantalus was forever hungry and thirsty and Sisyphus had to roll the boulder up the hill.
Nope, Sisyphus got the boulder.
Pretty raw deal for a guy who was generally helpful to others. But repeatedly cheating death tends to get you on Hades’ shitlist.
W-wait. …was that a Sisyphus/Sydney Yus pun?
Indeed it was but it was, serendipitously, the aptest of allegorical analogies. Because now, Sydney is in control of a huge boulder–but not one that she can crush her enemies with. And she’ll be rolling that boulder TWO years! Is that Hades or what?
So the fact that she’s not in jail for repeated kidnappings and assaults represents the times Sisyphus escaped Hades?
Earthly Justice and Divine Justice are two different things.
Rolling it up Capital Hill only to have it roll backs’t down again?
For making such a multi-level pun, I give you my undying admiration.
… Why is she still wearing the outfit she was wearing when she was fired? Is that the only set of clothing she owns?
Insufficient budget for costume design this month.
Well she does seem to be jobless, so she probably can’t afford a new outfit.
Which raises the question of how she earned the money to run against Robin.
probably just for the irony of her hating shortpacked (although i thought she hated just Robin, but w/e). i hope she abdicates..can congresswomen do that, or is there only outs death or end of term?
Right now, it might be. She woke up amnesiac and homeless. If she lived someplace else after Leslie kicked her out, no one seems to know about it yet.
Oh, wait, wrong antecedent. She’s Sydney Yus and she is just that crazy.
everyone is crazy, some people just take it to an extreme level
A large part of the point of Sydney Yus is that she’s so painfully one-dimensional. She doesn’t have any characterization except as “that girl who wants to destroy Shortpacked! because her position as a seasonal helper didn’t translate into a full-time job”.
In her intro strip, she was wearing a Shortpacked! uniform because she was an employee. The reason she continues to wear one in every other appearance is simple: [i]she doesn’t deserve the originality of a costume change.[/i]
She’s in congress and STILL won’t take off the Vest.
Makes me wonder if the vest was a campaign feature; or is part of her public image.
Though given her folly I doubt that would be on purpose.
I guess vest beats sombrero
Someone should find out what beats vest but loses to sombrero.
Now we need a chap who wears chaps to make the trifecta complete lol.
not Bow ties (Jason)?
Who wants to play vest/Bow tie/sombrero?
Well — Robin doesn’t quite understand the legislative/executive divide either. On the other hand, Robin wasn’t exactly power-crazed. Skittles-fueled maybe, but not power-crazed.
That reminds me… We were promised a sex tape, left with a cliff hanger last Friday, and (as I predicted) given a fluffy toy collector story on Monday.
So, where is the promised sex tape?
Retro-active, “DAMN YOU WILLIS!!!
I guess this utopia does have everything.
wait a minute. if world peace was acheived, why is their an economy budget to fix and junk??
World peace just means no wars, it doesn’t mean things stop running.
But for there to be world peace, as in no international conflict at ALL, that means that all debts must’ve been paid off, which in turn means the economy must’ve been fixed. My guess is that all conversations now are on how to make Robin’s legislative measures sustainable.
Well, it all depends on what you mean by “world peace”. “No wars” would be enough for most newspapers, methinks.
Yep, pretty much what I figured would happen to Sidney. “A prison of her own making” indeed. Thank you for showing it though. Always good to see the villains get their’s. Still, I imagine she could still get some measure of revenge by spearheading legislation to overture the DeSanto/Manley Act. After all, if the Republicans in the real world would make trying to overturn Health Care a priority over the economy, in the Shortpacked! universe, I’m sure they’d consider dismantling world peace just as important.
Still, good question about the economy is still in trouble if it’s the world’s a utopia now?
She could propose, “An Act to Repeal the Job-Killing DeSanto/Manley Act.”
Sydney Yus is her own worst enemy. Her lousy and misguided schemes make Doctor Doofenshmirtz look competent. *runs before people get the reference*
Phineas & Ferb.
“Hey, Perry, where have you been?”
Hey Doofenschmirtz has a few things in the plus column:
1) He has his own corporation which seems to be doing pretty well since he is able to afford to build some new crazy gadget every week.
2) He has a daughter which means he’s probably had more sex than Sydney Yus.
3) He knows his limitations and only attempts to assert his evil rule over the Tri-State Area.
I remember them saying that he pays for a lot of that stuff with the alimony checks his ex-wife sends him.
“Curse you Robin the Playtpus!”
OMG! A federal representative who won’t interfere with state matters? Crazy or not BEST CONGRESSWOMAN EVER! Bonus points if she can actually do the job.
Bah, just pass a bill giving tax incentives to the big toy store chains. Sure it will drive ALL the independents out of business since they won’t be able to compete against even lower prices. Sure it’s even more evil than just shutting down Galasso’s store. Of course, Sydney is too dumb to think of it so no worries.
I’m still unsure how Yus was ever popular enough to voters to take over Robin’s seat. She doesn’t exactly ooze charisma.
I think it was more people pissed off at Robin for being generally useless. And, y’know, how she made an entire political campaign based on a TRANSFORMER.
Of course, she originally won because of a campaign based on Star Wars action figures…eh whatever….
Does anyone know what generic character I am? I don’t recognize her….
That would be Gwen Stacy from The Spectacular Spider-Man (AKA: The best cartoon of the past 5 years).
How dare you, Sir. Dinobot was awesome. I almost cried when he died. That was a well written death. I could only hope to die half as well.
Oh yes, Sir. Death becomes him
Sometimes you *want* a clueless government offiicial. It certainly can be better than some of the dumbasses some places end up with.
Robin’s congressional district (yes, I think she’ll eventually get it back) is just North of here and they have definitely had their share of loonies.
She trashed Robin in the media.
Robin is pretty much benign, so was vulnerable to a focused, directed attack.
YUS, you can regulate Short pack to the ground by increasing Minimum wage, import taxes and banning noneducational toys like Transformers, My little ponys and video games.
By being a Republican she received money to run. Think Christine O’donnell living off of campaign money. For the biggest district in California they poured in millions.
Still wearing that vest? Doesn’t congress have some kind of dress code? Wait, wasn’t she a temporary worker, she should have turned in that vest when she was done, she can be charged with theft now. That would be a huge scandal, and get her impeached, or whatever you to do disgraced congresspeople.
Have ‘em run for president.
This is weirdly bugging me, but representatives and senators don’t have offices in the Capitol building. Senators are in the office buildings to the north, and representatives are in the office buildings to the south. There’s a network of tunnels under the Capitol that they take to go to chambers and place a vote. But a freshman representative wouldn’t be able to get an office with a view of the Mall. It’s all done by seniority, with the Speaker of the House getting the office that’s underground and closest to the chambers, but the rest of the high-ranking reps taking the offices with nice views.
Here is what confuses me, wasn’t she convicted on multiple felonies, then escaped prison? If that is so, she was ineligible to even run for office.
This is pretty much the experience of British Nationalist Party members who make it into local government. Too much work, not enough hatin’…. they miss a lot of meetings.
Well her term will be ending in about 8 months unless she’s running for reelection.
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