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Monday, 3 September 2012

Today's strip has John getting gobsmacked when Mike uses a rather predictable excuse to explain why he doesn't want to clean his room. What's more gobsmack-worthy is the real reason: Elly has conditioned the boy to believe that he cannot pick up after himself properly.

(Strip Number 459, Original Publication Date, 5 September 1983)

Panel 1: We start the week off with John reminding Mike that he told him to clean his room. Mike replies with the expected "Aw, Dad!!"

Panel 2: As we look at the CHAOS!!!!, John tells him that he hasn't picked up a dog-gone thing. Mike asks him why he's gotta pick it up in the first place.

Panel 3: His saying that he's just going to mess it up tomorrow anyway surprises John.

Summary: What should really surprise John is the real reason Mike has learned to not pick up after himself. Then again, the stupid jerkwad probably thinks that he's the only one being told that he cannot clean up properly.
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