dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Elly is rather pointlessly astonished that the over-grown child she calls a kid brother wants a wife to play Mommy for him instead of learning to clean up after himself like an adult. God!! If only there had been a nice, long, brutal war in the seventies to thin the ranks of idiot mama's boys like him and John!!!

(Strip Number 402, Original Publication Date, 17 May 1983)

Panel 1: Elly looks at the God-awful mess that Phil lives in and asks him if someone came in and ransacked the place.

Panel 2: Phil makes a tired excuse about preferring to live in what he calls a natural environment and what a human being with pride in his surroundings would call a mess not fit for a pig.

Panel 3: Elly tells the lazy lump that he needs some self-discipline.

Panel 4: Since he was raised by Marian to think that women were put on God's Earth to pick up after him, he doesn't get that his declaration that he needs a wife would somehow astonish Elly the way it does.

Summary: Like I said, I'm not especially astonished because I know what drives people like Phil to think of women as his servants: being fussed over by a mother who didn't let him life a damned finger growing up. Marian called it 'mother love'. I call it an oar to the stomach of every female contemporary that ever crossed his path.

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