dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Thursday, 1 March 2012

Today's strip begins a mirco-arc in which Elly has to review a book for her column. Since she has noooooo help and noooooo time to herself, she has to do so in bed and since John is an unsympathetic dick (and totally not a guy who needs sleep and is being interrupted by a procrastinating jerk wife), there are problems.

(Strip Number 4306, Original Publication Date, 3 March 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with what we know to be the end result of Elly's poor time-management skills and what Kool-Aid Nation thinks is the result of her family not wanting her to have free time. Said result is her reading in bed because she doesn't have time otherwise. Needless to say, John is all butt-hurt and whines about her planning to do so.

Panel 2: She tells him that she has to review this book for her column.

Panel 3: Instead of being sympathetic, Butt-Hurt John bellows "How am I supposed to sleep with the light on?"

Panel 4: He grumbles about her solution of pulling the covers over his stupid face.

Summary: The interesting thing about this repellent little encounter is that it never happened in the real world. As the Lynnsight will tell us, Lynn wasn't into reading in bed but tried to imagine how it might go. As is the case in those situations, we get a mess because Lynn can't imagine all that well.
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