dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

John accidentally absolves Mike of the charge of being a doofus by reminding us that one has to actively WANT to listen to something for it to be assimilated.

(Strip Number 4570, Original Publication Date, 25 February 1986)

Panel 1: As he and Elly get ready for bed, John tells her that Mike finally understands percentages and fractions now.

Panel 2: He then complains about how he had to go over and over the same material again and again.

Panel 3: He then starts to hang his shirt on the mirror like a damned farmer. As he does so, Elly makes a faint, irrelevant buzzing noise that almost sounds like "Honey....could you NOT hang your shirt on the mirror? It drives me crazy!"

Panel 4: As he walks off having not heard what she said because he doesn't want to, he marvels about how funny it is that you can tell someone something a million times and it just doesn't sink in.

Summary: I should think that the moral is that a person actively has to want to hear something for something to be heard. Well, that and the fact that John simply doesn't seem all that concerned with what drives Elly crazy.

  • Tuesday, 27 July 2021

    The first of two strips that tell us that John will also crow about finally stepping up after Elly is too feeble to do housework. Panel 1: We start…

  • Monday, 26 July 2021

    The one at the home front where Mike proves that he comes by being a revolting ass honestly. Panel 1: We find ourselves back in Milborough watching…

  • Sunday, 25 July 2021

    Come! I will teach you the Elly Patterson! She is this immaturity! She is this wave of nausea! Synopsis: After the family leaves for the day, Elly…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.