dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 15 May 2014

We set off the irritating problem that makes Mike wail about the cruelty of a world where people who get in his way don't die in a cancer fire for daring to oppose him by having him define generosity in a self-serving manner.

(Strip Number 856, Original Publication Date, 16 May 1985)

Panel 1: Mike tells Lawrence to make note of the cake raffle the Home Ec class is having. What I notice is that despite it supposedly being 2014, Lynn still has a ticket price that was lenient back in 1985.

Panel 2: As he pays for his tickets, Mike asks Lawrence if he's going to do so. Lawrence can't because he forgot his lunch money.

Panel 3: Mike says that he will let Lawrence have one of his tickets on one condition.

Panel 4: Said condition is that Mike gets to take the ticket back if he wins.

Summary: The problem with trying to paint Mike as not knowing what generosity really means is that we have to remember that he's been raised to see everyone else as a vending machine by parents who ask him to put their needs first and his own a distant second.

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