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Thursday, 5 September 2013

In today's strip, Elly stupidly compares the discomfort of withdrawal to the discomfort of witlessly stinting herself.

(Strip Number 699, Original Publication Date, 6 September 1984)

Panel 1: Phil tells Elly that he has actually gone fifty two hours without a cigarette.

Panel 2: He then says that said fifty two hours were fifty two hours of misery and denial.

Panel 3: He then foolishly asks his unsympathetic older sister Elly if she has any idea how much he's suffering or how he feels.

Panel 4: Since she doesn't believe in withdrawal as such, she tells him that he's talking to a dieter. This means that his going without is less painful than her going without.

Summary: As I said, Lynn makes an arch and silly comment about how Alan thinks that her comparing quitting smoking to not having extra spuds and gravy is a load of old cobblers that's being spouted by a dough-head who can't empathize with people. She concludes her comment in a manner that looks like an admission of guilt but on second reading, turns out to be her saying that yes, quitting smoking is EXACTLY like going without spuds and gravy and Alan is just being a wuss.
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