dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 12 July 2015: John needs Vitamin STFU.

John spends most of the strip yelling at Mike not to touch a model plane he just built only to have the damned thing break anyway because he's an inept clod.

(Strip Number 6692, Original Publication Date, 13 July 1986)

Panel 1: We see John leaning over a table sweating rivets as he installs a Sputmaster engine in a model airplane.

Panel 2: He then declares the thing finished.

Panel 3: The strip proper begins with John bellowing at Mike to not play with the rudder because he doesn't want it to break.

Panel 4: Captain Daddy then hollers at Mike to not touch the wings because they're delicate.

Panel 5: He also can't touch the flaps or ailerons or get sand in the engine.

Panel 6: Since Mike is too dim to understand "PAWS OFF!!!!" when he hears it, he has to be told not to bend the prop blades.

Panel 7: When the thing starts to take off, John warns Mike to back off and get out of the way.

Panel 8: After all that, they smile when the thing sputters to life and takes off.

Panel 9: It then flies for a few seconds....

Panel 10: ...only to drop like a rock and smash into the ground.

Summary: Even though Lynn will deny it in any notes that might appear, this strip is clearly sending a message. That message is "Rod? I don't care about your constant beefing about how delicate your things are! Stop bellowing at the children to not crowd you because I don't care about YOUR interests. They're not allowed to invade my space because I do important stuff but you're just playing with toys so shut up."

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