dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Lizzie's curiosity as to why leaves fall leads to John making a testy point about where his taxes go.

(Strip Number , Original Publication Date, 25 October 1987)

Panel 1: We start the strip with a picture of falling autumn leaves.

Panel 2: We zoom out to see Lizzie smile as she picks them up.

Panel 3: An awe-struck Lizzie asks Daddy to lookit the leaves 'cause there must be millions and billions of'em.

Panel 4: She sets up the punchline by asking if God knows how many leaves there are.

Panel 5: He quotes one of the few passages of scripture he remembers and tells her that God said even the hairs on her head are numbered.

Panel 6: When she asks if there's an angel that does nothing but count leaves, he demonstrates his conviction to producing a child with the smarts to tell shit from shinola by using an intellect-killing "Sure, why not."

Panel 7: She then asks what kind of job that would be.

Panel 8: He reminds us that he's a tetchy mush-head who wants his tax dollars to be spent of things he likes by breezily saying "Government."

Summary: When people like Trash Bag Johnny bray about government waste, they're usually talking about how they don't especially like their tax dollars being spent on things they'd rather see disappear and people they don't like much. He comes by it honestly because his dad is against any tax money not being lavished on dirt farmers like himself.

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