Monster of the Day #552

Take notes, Chandler. *This* is how it’s done.

Bonus points for the Betty Smith pun.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I’m guessing he’s going to shoot a painting? I don’t see any other way that stance would work…

  • Gamera977

    Yeah, I don’t quite get the perspective here. I assumed the octopus was in an aquarium but if so are the tentacles coming though the glass of the tank??? Unless the tank is in the floor and the guy and gal are lying on their sides and the octopus is reaching up? Or maybe it is a painting- aaarrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!

    Must… distract… self…Look! Tentacle Hentai!!!

  • Ken_Begg

    I assume the idea is that he’s searching an aquarium and has either just discovered the woman’s body in the octopus tank, or is about to.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    I dunno, look how close the flower in his lapel is to the edge of the tank. I could see that if he was rounding some kind of square pillar, maybe, but a painting still makes more sense to me. “Hey boss, let’s go to Hollywood, I wanna ‘shoot’ the ‘picture.’ Ha ha ha, whaddya mean I’m fired?”

  • Gamera977

    Oh ok, just the perspective to me looked like she’s outside the tank, now that I look more closely I can see that the bubbles are in front of her and her hair is floating.

  • SteveWD

    It looks like he’s holding a painting hostage. “Back off, or the octopus with the lady painting gets it!”

  • bgbear_rogerh

    Dime Detective Magazine sells for 15 cents. I guess the publisher had to reconsider their business plan.

    Why didn’t Dabney Coleman play more private eyes?

  • Petoht

    I see him as mugging for the camera. I can hear a sad trombone playing in the background, and his face says, “See what I have to deal with here, folks?”

  • Flangepart

    Word of advice. Never bring a gun to a speargun fight.