dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote in binky_betsy,
dreadedcandiru2
dreadedcandiru2
binky_betsy

Monday, 24 October 2016

Mike oppresses Elly today by using his evil headset of blocking out her loving words and totally not passive-aggressive nagging about how awful it is that he's not still a cooing lump in a bassinette.

(Strip Number 1214, Original Publication Date, 26 October 1987)

Panel 1: We see Elly calling Mike's name and not getting an answer.

Panel 2: She finds him sitting in his room and listening to terrible, terrible headache music on his Walkman.

Panel 3: She then yanks his headset off and tells him that he can't possibly hear her.

Panel 4: The rather blindingly obvious dawns on her when she then asks if that's the general idea.

Summary: This, as howtheduck is probably sure to show us, the first in a series of strips that have a child use a headset to block out the angry whining about how cruel a child is being to his or her poor mother. It's also a lead-in to a reminder that Elly is and always will be totally unaware that her children want very much to know if she loves them at all.
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 11 comments