dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Wednesday, 13 April 2016: This is Mike! Rainbows make me cry! Over!

We end another arc about Mike's being a dismal student where they always happen to end when he blames everyone BUT himself for his being a lazy, needy, disorganized moron.

(Strip Number 1136, Original Publication Date, 15 April 1987)

Panel 1: As they trudge to the bus stop, Mike whines to Brian and Gordo that he was supposed to do a booklet on the province of Newfoundland and Labrador but only managed to do four pages.

Panel 2: Part of that is his mother's fault because she was supposed to take him to the library and buy more paper without his having to do something weird like telling her.

Panel 3: Also, Lizzie kept using his pens. If they hadn't sabotaged him by not knowing about this big project, it would have been great.

Panel 4: He concludes by moaning that for some cruel and unfair reason, Mr Bennett is going to blame him.

Summary: This leads to a question Mike has been at pains to avoid for the forty years he's been on this planet: "Who else is there to blame?" It's not other people's fault that he's an entitled muttonhead who expects to be carried through this life on a litter because he's 'special' and they can't be blamed for not knowing about something he doesn't bother telling them about.

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