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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Today's strip seems to telling Rod that his wanting to get physically affectionate is as welcome to Lynn as being pestered by insects is.

(Strip Number 6693, Original Publication Date, 31 August 1986)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly returning from a walk outside and batting away a mosquito.

Panel 2: As she gets ready for bed, said insect has followed her into the washroom.

Panel 3: As she gets into bed and turns out the light, she tells John that she can't believe how bad the bugs were outside that evening.

Panel 4: As he gets an amorous look in his eyes, she complains about how she went for a walk and the mosquitoes were just awful.

Panel 5: She yawns, not noticing that he's about to kiss her.

Panel 6: He does kiss her.

Panel 7: He then goes goggle-eyed and spits out something awful tasting.

Panel 8: He turns away from her and coughs into the back of his hand.

Panel 9: As he scowls in disgust, she does allow as how well today's insect repellents work.

Summary: In the real world, John would probably have to call poison control and await instructions. Here, it's funny because he's compared to a mosquito that needs to be repelled.
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