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Monday, 16 September 2013

in today's strip, Michael oppresses Elly by not seeing that he should take pride in his appearance.

(Strip Number 707, Original Publication Date, 17 September 1984)

Panel 1: We start the week with Elly pointing out to her oafish lay-about son that she put his freshly-laundered clothes in his room clean and folded for him to put away.

Panel 2: Since both network television and his moron father have told him that it's up to his mommy to take care of that sort of thing, he just isn't capable of seeing the point Elly wants to make about how HE should do something about the messy state they're in. She's been outvoted by her husband and by Mike's primary caregiver.

Panel 3: She then tells him that she refuses to fold them again and says he can just look like a slob for all she cares.

Panel 4: Having successfully defeated Elly's attempts to 'feminize' him by making him look like he gives two shits what people think, Michael thought-bubbles "The word is 'casual'."

Summary: Pay close attention to John's antics over the next two weeks as they will explain everything Mike does from here on in. His self-serving comment about how hormones must be the problem sets Deanna up to become a grinning slave to the sort of indolent, immature oaf husbandoid Cesco Marciuliano talked about in a recent Medium Large.
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