dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

For some stupid reason, Mike's homeroom teacher is horrified because the school board failed to break up a close group of friends like they're supposed to.

(Strip Number 4854, Original Publication Date, 3 September 1987)

Panel 1: As they get seated in class for their first day of sixth grade, Mike tells his chums that it's ever neat that they're all in the same homeroom.

Panel 2: As their teacher writes his name (Mr Warren) on the board, Mike opines that this is boy howdy gonna be the best year ever.

Panel 3: Lawrence agrees because someone knew they were best friends and always hung out together. This alarms Mr Warren.

Panel 4: He looks as if he's aged ten years when he thought-bubbles that someone has clearly made a grave mistake.

Summary: Now, were I a betting man, I'd say that the policy statement that mandates putting social circles into a blender and pressing 'puree' reads something a lot like "children benefit from new social experiences" or something feel-good like that. Given the look on Old Man Warren's ugly mug, what it means is "If we don't break a group of friends up, they're going to form a gang and KILL US!!!!!" (This, of course, should be followed by a shrill wail as one waves one's arms in the air like Kermit The Frog freaking out after dropping bad acid.)
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