(Strip Number 1356, Original Publication Date, 13 October 1988)
Panel 1: We continue merrily on with super-happy persecution when a group of Mean Girls tell Lizzie that she failed to say "Teddy-bear touch the ground" and thus has to leave their jump rope group. (Hint: if they were Nice Girls, they'd just give Lizzie a free pass because she's a Patterson.)
Panel 2: Other Mean Girls tell Lizzie that they got to the hopscotch area first and tell her and Dawn to be quicker on the mark tomorrow. (Warning: if Lynn mentions the racism implicit in shutting out a Japanese Canadian, she's going to do so in a paternalistic and stupid manner.)
Panel 3: Random Blond Boy says that if they want the basketball, they'll have to take it from him because his heart is so full of hatred, he fails in his duty to hand Lizzie the ball.
Panel 4: Lizzie tells Dawn that when they started third grade, she wasn't told that playground would be the most difficult subject.
Summary: I should think that Lizzie is going to refer to all those girls expecting her to play by rules only they are forced to obey as ice machines. This isn't "Protagonist-Centred Morality: The Comic Strip" for nothing.