dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Monday, 30 July 2012

In today's strip, we introduce Danny's neighbor and occasional hireling Arnold. He introduces his worthless self by witlessly charging through Danny's wheatfield on his snowmobile. 

(Strip Number 4352, Original Publication Date, 1 August 1983)

Panel 1: As the Pattersons and Cruikshanks eat a meal of some sort, the peace and quiet is interrupted by a loud, off-camera roaring of an engine.

Panel 2: Danny, who's standing on the porch, meets the source of said noise: Arnold Ulfang. They greet one another and Arnold invites himself in for coffee and misogyny.

Panel 3: Before the ass-scratching (and unmarriageable) Cro-Magnon can witlessly damn the female of the species for being too dumb to speak in public (when his own 'contributions' to any conversation are monosyllables and ape-like grunting), he boasts about finally getting his old snowmobile working.

Panel 4: Since he adds cluelessness to bad manners and alienating the ladies, he has no idea that his cheery declaration that he'd cut through the wheatfield Danny uses to help support himself like a hot knife through butter constitutes a problem.

Summary: Ever wonder what kind of farmer would just stand there like a wooden Jesus in a country graveyard watching as children played around slurry pits and grain bins? I think we now know the answer to that question. 

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