October 27th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Now that Elly has been martyred because a six-year-old changed his mind and will probably change it back, it's clear that we're in for more baffled rage caused by her inability to see that Mike doesn't actually know what he wants. It's not in her to see that it's what he doesn't want that matters.

Today's strip has nothing to do with Halloween and everything to do with making Rod look like an oaf; that's because it's the Smutty Book strip.

Panel 1: John asks a smiling Elly if the book he's holding and the ones she's stacking together are the required reading for her night school class.

Panel 2: Having not actually been answered, he asks if she's sure if this is a course in Contemporary English.

Panel 3: Having forgotten she's taken Creative Writing, Elly says "Sure it is" and asks him why he's asking.

Panel 4: He looks down at the page and declares that there isn't a smutty book in the lot.

Summary: Since John is a bit of a prude when he wants to be, it's obvious that he mistakenly believes that all that modernity means is that people are more frank about you-know-double-you-aitch-ay-tee. That, or he's yanking her chain to get his kicks again.