December 7th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Coffee Talk, the week of 7 December 2009

We can probably expect a day of picky-faces who gotta just vent about the 'non-issue' of Elly's insane and criminal negligence followed by a week of blowback by the deluded.

ETA: Date: 11 December 2009: That was a foolish assumption; judging from what we saw, Lynn's friends couldn't find any other letters from critics that didn't question her good will or stuff from supporters that didn't frighten them. The result: a week where we mostly avoided looking at the elephant in Cinema Six.
Indignant Candiru

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Today's reprint is the one that immediately follows yesterday's; we have, as spotts1701 said, Elly trying (in her own cranky way) to reassure Michael.

Panel 1: We see Elly, Mike, Lizzie and Lawrence in a line full of Milboroughites waiting to see Santa; as the other children scream and misbehave, Elly leans down and says "Michael, stop complaining! We will get there before the twenty-fifth."

Summary: First off, the moody, restive, crying children we see in the line are yet another example of Lynn's cynical view of children-as-a-bothersome-hindrance-to-human-happiness. Second, this second visit wasn't because Mike was greedy. The first time (23 December 1980) this strip appeared, Elly was trying to make sure that her son didn't associate Christmas with blonde nubiles. Since Mike obviously didn't realize why this was happening, her concern was somewhat misplaced.