dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 25 May 2014

In today's strip, Grinning Dickweed John tells a third party that Elly is responsible for his clumsiness behind the wheel. Oddly enough, his playing to a stereotype is not the only reason I want to wipe the greasy smile off his face with a belt sander; the reason that comes readiest to mind is using her as a fall guy because of gender profiling is taking her car insurance premiums on a rocket ride to freaking Neptune.

(Strip Number 7185, Original Publication Date, 26 May 1985)

Panel 1: We start things off with a smiling John opening the garage door as he prepares to head out for the day.

Panel 2: The engine starts to turn over.

Panel 3: The car starts to pull out of the garage.

Panel 4: For some reason, he crashes into something before he can get into the driveway.

Panel 5: He looks at the bent area of the track to the door and curses to himself.

Panel 6: He frowns as he saunters into the house.

Panel 7: He phones the garage door people and tells the man that he'd like to order a replacement track.

Panel 8: He tells the man that it was just one of those things because the car somehow backed into the track while he was pulling out.

Panel 9: He sheepishly smiles as he agrees that a dumb move has indeed been made.

Panel 10: He smiles brightly when he tells the mechanic that his wife did it. If Elly is paying attention, she can sense a disturbance in the Force that's going to make driving more expensive.

Summary: Not only did he get Elly into grief she doesn't need just so he doesn't look like a fool, he can't even describe what she supposedly did correctly. After all, the goof bent it backing out of the garage, not into it.

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