January 8th, 2006

Sunday, January 8

Panel 1: Ooh, isn't that a manly pose from The Great Editor! So he's doing another strictly-for-fun activity with his kids, which will continue until it ceases to be fun. But why is Robin sniveling? Also, I don't remember seeing him do it, but Elly mentioned that Farley could catch snowballs in his mouth while she was eulogizing him.

Panel 4: Robin can talk? But he's barely a year old; is that normal?

Panel 5: Oh, okay; it's going to be all about him saying no. Until, I guess, he says no to going inside.

Panel 7: Yep.

Panel 8: Oh, boo freakin' hoo.

Panel 9: And of course, you can't try to cheer him up or anything.

Panel 10: Ha, ha. That quip seems a bit advanced for Merrie, I think. Although she could be saying it in all seriousness. Like the anecdote I heard once about a kid her age or thereabouts, who was all excited to have a new sibling. The enthusiasm lasted right up until the new baby sister or brother started crying, at which point the older sibling said, "Daddy, can we send it back?"

Anyway, Mike, get bent. ETA: An' I forgot to mention that he even says "an'". Further proving his maturity.

Monday, January 9

Panel 1: Oh, wonderful, the Pattersons Redux again. But perhaps we're going to see Deanna lay down the law! (Cabbage rolls and carrot coins. MM-mm! Not.) And I just know that in the next panel, Mike will say, "As soon as I finish this..."

Panel 2: Bingo. But again, kudos to Deanna for finally saying it in the strip, not just in the monthly retcons! I wonder if she brought the kids upstairs as an attempt to guilt him. Of course, if she did, that would be pointless.

Panel 3: GO DEANNA! GO DEANNA! And look at poor Robin, reaching out for a daddy who doesn't even see him!

Panel 4: Oh, you can go straight to hell, Mike! Strength?! YOU need strength? Like, what, your wife is being unreasonable or something? She's walking away; I wonder if that's the end of it, or if it's just the end of it for now. Man, I hope she nails him to the freakin' wall!