March 16th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

The weekly recipe: 16 March 2009

It seems to me that John is going to be up at bat this week; that means we're in for his rabbiting on about what a big lasagna he is as a dad.

ETA: Hmmmm.... This is interesting. Elly/Lynn is sharing a recipe for chicken pot pie. Although also relying on canned soup as a secret ingredient and being prepared in a mildly unhygienic manner, it seems to me to be a better bet than last week's atrocity.

ETA2: Lynn has decided to replace the weekly letter from Elly with a weekly recipe. My guess is that we can expect to see "Cooking with Elly" appearing in bookstores some time in 2010.
Snarky Candiru2

Coffee Talk, the week of 16 March 2009

It seems to me that if we wanted to take a potshot at John, this would be the week to do it. Granted, Steph isn't going to post every day now but she'll post what she can when she can.

ETA: Given that Lynn has presented us with a meal that normal people would actually eat, it seems that we're in for a flood of I-told-you-so from the Kool-Aid Quaffers about how Elly can cook palatable food after all. I wonder how many of them will buy "Cooking with Elly" when Lynn gets it published.
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Having established that John doesn't know he's actually supposed to supervise the kids, has no idea where anything in his house is and can't cook food they'd eat, it seems to me that the next thing he'll botch is the housework. Perhaps he'll let the washing machine overflow or shrink clothing or something.

Actually, we have him outwitting the holy living crap out of his petulant moron of a son.

Panel 1: It's late in the day and John tells Mike to put his pajamas on; Mike declares that he wants to sleep in his clothes.

Panel 2: John repeats his request; Mike refuses on the grounds that his way would mean he wouldn't have to get dressed in the morning.

Panel 3: John hands them over and says to put them on; Mike says NO!! and asks John to give him one good reason.

Panel 4: John points out that there isn't actually a good reason. The world wouldn't end if he slept in his clothes. Granted, he'd be hot, uncomfrtable, would itch like mad and possibly soil himself over night because his bladder isn't fully mature; that being said, he sees no problem with Mike sleeping in his clothes.

Panel 5: This causes Mike, who's being depicted as being contrary-minded for its own sake, to want to wear his pajamas now.

Summary: I don't see why Lynn's so hepped up to have grandchildren; we just know she's going to misinterpret their behavior too. Despite what we see here, children usually have a reason for being defiant.