December 13th, 2009

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 14 December 2009

Now that the holidays are getting closer, we're probably about to see one of the last few series of new-ruins as Phil shows up to make Connie's Yule cruel.

Perhaps later in the week; right now, clueless twit John proves my point about his only seeing Elly as a housewife as he and Loser Ted discuss his plan to buy her an appliance instead of something she wants.

Panel 1: As John and Ted walk down the street, Ted asks "Got anything for the wife yet, John?" John says that he hasn't but he does have some ideas.

Panel 2: He then shoots down Ted's asking if those ideas involve diamonds or pearls by telling him that Elly's far too practical for that stuff; this demonstrates his utter lack of knowledge of the woman he married because she does sort of want jewelry.

Panel 3: What he is thinking of is a food sealer; since he's sure that Ted doesn't go in the kitchen, he explains that it's one of those wrapping gadgets that cover leftovers in plastic. Ted's response is to say "Right...."

Panel 4: "...and every time she thinks of vegetables, she'll think of you."

Summary
: Since this is a family strip, Ted can't say the obvious and point out that John should use his wonderful gizmo on his gonads; after all, he won't be needing them for a while. The way I see it is that if he has to go into debt, better he should do it in a way that would help him get his end off; reminding the wife that he sees her as a domestic with bed privileges (to use her words) ain't gonna do that. This is especially silly because, while the idea for an appliance was inspired by John's better instincts, it's going to be wasted on a woman who isn't the practical, sensible figure he believes her to be.