dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Today's strip combines the Farley abuse Lynn thinks we should all get over with Mike's yearning for the devil motorcycles that should all be destroyed.

(Strip Number 7029, Original Publication Date, 6 October 1985)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in the back yard watching Mike stting on Farley and telling him "Okay, man...let's go!" as he buttons up his jacket.

Panel 2: He then mimes putting on a helmet and checking for oncoming traffic.

Panel 3: The strip proper begins with him playacting as if he were kickstarting a motorcycle.

Panel 4: He then grabs onto Farley's ears as if they were handle bars and mimics the sound of his imaginary motorcycle.

Panel 5: He pretends as if he's accelarating.

Panel 6: He inadvertantly hurts Farley pretending to take a tight turn at Mach One.

Panel 7: Mike is astonished when Farley decides that he's had enough of having his ears pulled while the beta male of his pack makes irritating noises and starts to wriggle out from underneath him.

Panel 8: Mike stands around stupidly wondering why Farley is walking away.

Panel 9: A few minutes later, Mike goes to the workshop to ask John something; John asks what that something is.

Panel 10: Mike astonishes John by asking when he can have a motorbike because he knows something his son doesn't.

Summary: What John knows and Mike doesn't is that there's someone in the house with a ponytail and a fear of being pressed into service taking care of a hopeless invalid who selfishly got on a motorbike and crippled himself without thinking about his poor mother who'll tell him he'll get one over her dead body. He also remembers that in this one instance, Elly actually has a good reason to panic about donorcycles.

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