dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Friday, 11 October 2013

Sadly, the children are not able to avoid an idiotic lecture about getting along from the moron parent whose chronic ineptitude and criminal stupidity ensured that they would fight rats in a cage for decades to come. Since Mike is an idiot, he confuses a symptom with the cause it's hiding behind.

(Strip Number 725, Original Publication Date, 12 October 1984)

Panel 1: Elly tells Mike and Lizzie that she is sick of the two of them constantly fighting over nothing.

Panel 2: This is because it's gotten to the point that they cannot even look at each other without saying something mean.

Panel 3: Elly looks at Michael and tells him there is no reason the two of them cannot get along.

Panel 4: Michael sees Elizabeth making faces behind Elly and says that he has just thought of a reason.

Summary: Yes, Mike. Lizzie's being allowed to be as big a shit as you are is a reason. The bigger reason is the inept parent she's standing behind. Elly spent most of the strip despairing about a tension that her own stupidity, heedlessness and self-absorption helped create and that she did nothing useful to ameliorate.

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