dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Friday, 26 June 2015

We get a broadish hint that the trip will somehow end in disaster when Phil's attempt to blow Elly off reveals his own brash and pants-on-head stupid recklessness.

(Strip Number 1056, Original Publication Date, 27 June 1986)

Panel 1: Over beer, John and Phil plan their canoe trip with regard to what supplies they'll need.

Panel 2: So far, they've got Phil's canoe, John's fishing gear, rain gear, fly spray, maps and a compass.

Panel 3: Elly stops gardening to express concern that they are not planning to take a guide since the area is pretty desolate.

Panel 4: Phil assures her he knows the place like the back of his hand, but points to his palm.

Summary: When John gets home, he spends a lot of time holed up in bed because the humiliation of Elly having been right about this makes the big baby unable to face the world. This is where another application of the phrase "back of my hand" comes into play.
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