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Thursday, 11 May 2017

We tag in Annie today as she makes light of Elly's panicky beefing about the disappearance of swimsuits that hid alleged physical imperfections.

(Strip Number 1292, Original Publication Date, 11 May 1988)

Panel 1: We find ourselves in the backyard a while later watching Anne ask a hang-dog Elly why she looks so unhappy. Elly tells her about the swimsuit debacle.

Panel 2: She then draws Anne's attention to what she insists upon seeing as a bloated mass of undesirable flesh and exclaims that there isn't a suit that flatters the two-baby figure to be had these days.

Panel 3: She sets up Annie's snarky comment by lamenting the disappearance of features like cups. ruffles, skirts and inserts from swim wear and asks what happened to things that camouflaged ones' imperfections instead of highlighting them.

Panel 4: Annie confuses Elly by blaming the new truth in advertising laws......possibly because she realizes that Annie is unwittingly implying that women are commodities to be valued solely on their appearance.

Summary: The irritating thing about watching Anne interact with Elly is that she has an untoward habit of pointing out when Elly is full of it. This is because Elly/Lynn is convinced that a better friend would feed into her anxieties instead of dismissing them.
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