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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Lizzie uses an arts and crafts project to mock Michael by proxy for passive box watching.

(Strip Number 5038, Original Publication Date, 24 October 1988)

Panel 1: We start things off with Lizzie asking John to lookit what she made at the fall fair. What she made for the fall fair is a turnip on which she put radish eyes, a carrot nose, a pumpkin hat wif halfa orange on it an'toothpicks for a moustache.

(Those of you who have followed this strip over the years realize what's happening: Lynn is once again mocking her children for not speaking 'properly' despite her own habit of taking grammar, pronunciation and usage from behind, slitting their throats and leaving them to die in Prostitute Alley.)

Panel 2: She's calling her crude effigy of a human head "Mister Vegetable Head" by Lizzie Patterson. John praises her work because he's her dad and that's his job.

Panel 3: It's also his job to unwittingly deliver withering putdowns. That's because we zoom out to watch Mike vegging out in front of the box shoveling treats into his pie-hole when Daddy asks if it's modeled after someone they know.

Summary: It would appear that Lynn bought that big property to give Aaron a big-ass space for fart around in and is perplexed and angered by his also wanting to want to watch television when there's a big ass yard to play in.
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