March 24th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

It seems the whole point of this arc has been to remind us how lucky John is to have Elly to do his thinking for him; this tells me that we'll wrap things up with his showing his gratitude by leaving her with a mess to clean up to show her he still wants and needs her.

We're getting there; we just need to be reminded that Ted is a pathetic degenerate first.

Panel 1: We kick that off by watching the two of them exit the Swig and Swine; Ted's mangling the crap outta "Home on the Range" as John points him to their car.

Panel 2: Ted berates John for being a stick-in-the-mud 'cause he only had one beer; John, failing to realize the both law enforcement and MADD say that he shouldn't be behind the wheel of a car, says that somebody has to drive home.

Panel 3: The pathetic sot (perhaps an argyle sot) Ted then treats us to a boozy rendition of Black Velvet Band as John reminds him he's at Ted's mother's place.

Panel 4: Having spent the ride doing a slow burn because the loser he forces himself to endure is staggeringly drunk, John asks Ted if he needs help getting out. Ted says he doesn't.

Panel 5: He does, however, need help getting up.

Summary: Tomorrow's strip should feature a chastened John wondering why he made his children endure the company of a stranger just so he could remind himself how awful being a bachelor is.