March 12th, 2009

Hells Yes!

Meals on a Budget Worth Eating

Ellynn may not understand the meaning of 'tasty, inexpensive meals' (as Cookie and her long-suffering hubbie discovered), but more than a few of us do, so let's share our recipes, tips, and secrets. I'm Very Tired right now, so I'll take a pass for now and let someone else have the honor of sharing first.
Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 13 March 2009

I'd like to think that our focus would shift to Vancouver so we could see Elly react to her parents' calling her on being filled with bovine feceshatefully picking on her but I know we're just going to see more examples of John being callous and inept.

Actually, it's John channeling the Alan Alda who talks too damned much when he should emulate the decent guy behind the ranting.

Panel 1: We start off with Designated Villain Ted needling him about how he's doing as a Mister Mom. John tells him to man up and step off.

Panel 2: Instead of taking the hint, Ted says that he was just fooling; he then asks how life is without the "little woman." John says "just fine, thanks."

Panel 3: He then tries to purchase Ted's silence by bludgeoning him over the head with a wall of text about how it's perfectly natural for men to assume nurturing roles and how more and more men are doing it and so on and so forth.

Panel 4: Ted reminds him that he sees this all the time in his family practice.

Panel 5: He then leads out with a not-so-funny non-sequitur about how if you don't practice on your family, you can't very well practice on anyone else.

Summary: It might actually be that Lynn is trying to depict the children as being scarily dependent on Elly; if so, that's a subversion of her original premise.