dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Thursday, 25 June 2015

We reinforce the message that John wants to avoid his family and leave Elly with the monsters when he tells Phil that he wants to dump everything in Elly's lap because men are pigs.

(Strip Number 4640, Original Publication Date, 26 June 1986)

Panel 1: As the two of them drink beer, John tells Phil to imagine the two of them on the canoe trip of leaving Elly stuck with 'it all' while they get to be surrounded by nature.

Panel 2: While she gets stuck with He-Man Little Sister Hater Michael and his victim Lizzie, John and Phil will live the high life. He imagines the gentle stroking of the paddles and the distant cry of a loon.

Panel 3: They are startled by Elly yelling and swearing at the kids to get their God-damned bicycles the Hell off of her geraniums.

Panel 4: Since John is pretty much White Male Privilege with a DDS, he can hear the loon already because he can't allow himself to see that Elly might resent being stuck with 'it all'.

Summary: This means that the misery he goes through can be summarized by one word: KARMA. It also means that Lynn thinks that Rod deserved to have his plane flip over because he needed to be punished for flying around looking for people to cheat on her with.

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