Sunday Brain Bogglers with Another Vengeance


Note: This is my last post until next Sunday, where I’ll try to catch up on the strips I miss. It’s also stupid long, because my storyline made even less sense than I thought.


LAST TIME on Sunday Brain Bogglers: after tools are stolen from a construction site, Slylock and Max couldn’t agree on the case. As Max came close to cracking it, an unseen force began working against him. It ended with a random fish suddenly attacking him.

Also, they were on a beach but now they aren’t.

This week: Slylock and Max and the Case of the Half-Baked Plot Resolution

Workers unearthed a box of buried coins. Slick Smitty says he buried the box when he was seven years old. He claims the valuable coins were a gift from his grandfather. Smitty explained how he marked the spot by driving a nail into the tree. He says the nail is higher now because the tree is taller. Slylock Fox thinks Slick Smitty is telling a tall tale.

Workers unearthed a box of buried coins. Slick Smitty says he buried the box when he was seven years old. He claims the valuable coins were a gift from his grandfather. Smitty explained how he marked the spot by driving a nail into the tree. He says the nail is higher now because the tree is taller. Slylock Fox thinks Slick Smitty is telling a tall tale. Why?

As Max wrangled his attacker with a fishing rod, Slylock’s attention shifted over to Smitty. The workers were lucky he came through with his lust for gold. With their equipment still missing, they’d never have retrieved that chest miles down. Smitty did it with his fingernails. Slylock wondered if he could have stolen the tools just to gain the advantage.

When he heard Smitty’s story, Slylock remembered he was much too stupid for that.

The shoe store manager says he saw Shady Shrew grab shoes from a display and run out. A mall security guard retrieved the accused shrew. But Shady insists that he's innocent. Slylock Fox observed evidence that suggests "The Shrew" may be guilty.

The shoe store manager says he saw Shady Shrew grab shoes from a display and run out. A mall security guard retrieved the accused shrew. But Shady insists that he’s innocent. Slylock Fox observed evidence that suggests “The Shrew” may be guilty. What did Slylock see?

Ever since Max murdered the fish in cold blood and fed it to a stranger, the mysterious assaults seemed to dwindle. The pair decided to celebrate by buying pretty shoes, but it wasn’t long before they got wrapped up in another case. Slylock was quick to point out Shady’s nonmatching shoes.

“Aw, man, you know I never wear matching shoes!” said Shady.

Max didn’t tear his eyes off his sexy new footwear. “He’s got a point there, Sly.”

“Max, we have a quota to fill and you bungled the wheelbarrow case. Shady’s shoes don’t match so he’s guilty.”

A thunderstorm caused a power failure in the forest this evening. Patty Plume reported that a shadowy figure resembling Count Weirdly entered her darkened home and stole a computer. The Count insists that he has been home all evening reading by candlelight.

A thunderstorm caused a power failure in the forest this evening. Patty Plume reported that a shadowy figure resembling Count Weirdly entered her darkened home and stole a computer. The Count insists that he has been home all evening reading by candlelight. Why does Slylock Fox think that the “Crooked Count” is lying?

Another rash of thefts through the neighborhood led the detectives to the home of Count Weirdly. He sat in his bone-legged chair, a skull at his side, lit by only the pale flame of the candle. From his raspy, evil voice came the words: “Wipe your feet! I mean, really, I never enter your domain without wiping mine! You know, I like the word ‘domain’…”

Weirdly went on for a while, gradually getting off-topic. It was all background noise to Max as his gaze shifted towards the Count’s soaking shoes. “Hey, Sly, how big were the footprints at the construction site?”

“–oh, and those little mint cookies! I always wanted to be a girl scout, you know,” Weirdly continued.

While he was occupied with tales of girl scouts, lighter fluid of the etymology of “of”, Slylock and Max decided to investigate.

Count Weirdly left a dangerous secret formula, written on a slip of paper, atop a pedestal. The formula was guarded by lasers that would instantly drop a Plexiglass trap if anything passed through their protective beams.

Count Weirdly left a dangerous secret formula, written on a slip of paper, atop a pedestal. The formula was guarded by lasers that would instantly drop a Plexiglass trap if anything passed through their protective beams. How did Slylock Fox pick up the paper without getting trapped under the Plexiglass?

The shoes matched the footprints exactly. The detectives followed their wet trail to a freshly dug underground chamber… hastily built with stolen equipment. Inside, they discovered an elaborate trap containing a page of exposition.

Weirdly stormed down the stairs. “How did you escape the Plexiglass?”

“I picked it up and walked underneath it.” Slylock pointed to the paper. “It says here you bribed Harry Ape with a copy of Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing to transport the tools for you.”

“Well, of course. He could play that thing for hours. But when your little mouse started sticking his nose into things, I had to intervene.”

“All this to hide a paper explaining how you’d hide the paper?” asked Max.

“Oh, well, on the back there’s a formula for a gas that deflates eyeballs.”

cuffs

For possibly the first time in Sunday Brain Bogglers history, Slylock Fox and Max Mouse made a legitimate arrest. Their friendship strengthened, they celebrated by testing the formula on Shady.

fin

Next week: Granny Squirrel arrested for assault! See you guys Sunday!

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Just your average girl surfing the web for kick-awesome cartoons and comics. I enjoy reading, writing, and listening to my head rattle.
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One Response to Sunday Brain Bogglers with Another Vengeance

  1. Ratiocinator says:

    Oh God, if that’s true I cannot wait for next week!

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