September 26th, 2008

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 27 September 2008

It would seem that we're coming to the end of the straight new-run period. So far, we've learned that Lynn doesn't care all that much about the strip's history or how the characters used to behave. All she cares about is setting the stage for Fauxley, the Wonder Dog. To think four weeks ago we were watching Iris deliver the coda to the real adventures of the Pattersons.

Panel 1: We start off with MikeClone asking RetJohn if he had a dog as a boy. The answer is "Yes"; his name was "Wimpy". "Wimpy?", the budding genius asks?

Panel 2: RetJohn reminds his son of the hamburger-eating moocher from "Thimble Theater staring Popeye". Apparently living in a time and place wherein they run the cartoons from the forties, MikeClone mutters "Yeah" because he'd gladly pay you Tuesday for a puppy-dog today.

Panel 3: He then asks the question I want to ask: why RevElly is so dead-set against having a dog. RetJohn's answer is that she's being practical. She'd be the one looking after the dog, after all.

Panel 4: It only stands to reason that, with her at home alone while he's sucking at being a dentist, she'd want to minimize her workload. The kid murmurs acceptance of his father's argument.

Panel 5: He then thought-bubbles that he now knows that he's too young for a dog and can't stand it.

Summary: It's a good thing Old Lady Baird is going to be better at tugging at RevElly's heartstrings, isn't it? Once she appeals to the younger woman's sense of fair play, we'll have lots of fun seeing that she's a lousy pet owner.