I was shocked to read that the sour, self-obsessing spinster from the comics page is actually engaged. This is like Rex Morgan going postal and laying waste to the entire office with a shotgun. Cathy’s finally succumbed to Irving’s obvious charms (his round head, his out-turned flat feet) and answered positively when he finally popped the question. Given that the comic has apparently been running since 1976, it’s high time that it enjoyed, you know, some plot. Aack.