September 8th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Now that Annie has removed one obstacle to Elly getting a job, what remains is to conquer the others: a recalcitrant husband who thinks that the slightest deviation from the picture of the perfect family inside his head means that he has no HOOOOOOME and her inability to find a job suited to her tastes, whatever they may be because she forgot what they are.

We see her contending with the second obstacle in today's reprint.

Panel 1: We start out with Elly's face frozen in the Bug-Eyed Glare of Existential Horror as she reads the classified ads; she thought-bubbles that she either has too much education for the jobs she sees listed or she doesn't have enough.

Panel 2: She notes that if she did decide to work, she could always be a clerk or waitress.

Panel 3: She then yells that she really wants a challenging career in her field of interest.

Panel 4: She thought-babbles with head in hands 'If I can remember what that is.'

Summary: Elly thinks that she cannot remember what that field is because being near children and doing endless loads of laundry has destroyed her mind and turned her into an infant; in reality, she doesn't have a clue what that is because she doesn't have the drive to stick to anything long enough to develop one.
Snarky Candiru2

A Note from Lynn.....

clio_1 has just warned me that Lynn has decided to update her blog again with something she thinks is inspirational. What it is is a self-congratulatory piece of nonsense that maketh enraged the heart of snarkers and will inspire reams of glurgey bullcrap from Inmen.

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You will note the following annoying things:

  1. Lynn has no idea what goes on around her because she's too incurious to do so.

  2. Lynn was genuinely unaware that an eighty-seven year old woman living on her own might spend a lot of time alone.

  3. She spouts that annoying garbage about how she likes it that the suffering masses do so in silence thereby not being evil people who want her to think about someone who isn't her.

  4. She only visited this person because Kate suggested it; has she not done so, she would never have known Anna existed.

  5. Lynn totally missed the point of the film.

  6. This whole thing is really her way of bitching that Aaron doesn't pay her enough attention.

  7. Lynn is great at relating what she sees but lousy at determining motives; it is, for instance, quite possible that Anna has a great relationship with her surviving family but Lynn cannot seem to figure that out. For her, visible proof is needed as her imagination is defective.