February 27th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Let's see what today's strip is about; if Lynn follows the pattern she's set so far, we're in for an inferior pastiche of perfectly-good strips from the Middle and Later Years.

It's a second-hand, second-rate distillation of all the strips that decry the vulgarization of the media by the unsubtle means of having Elly watch a sitcom we might as well call The Anvilicious Cursing Show.

Panel 1: We start out with Elly in the living room reading the TV listings.

Panel 2: As she sits down to watch her show, she turns on the TV with the remote.

Panel 3: She stands there with a blank half-smile as the actors swear non-stop.

Panel 4: There's more cursing.....

Panel 5: ....more foul language.....

Panel 6: ....and more profanity.

Panel 7: When Mike shows up and says "Mom?", she gets gobsmacked and switches it off.

Panel 8: Mike asks her what she was watching.

Panel 9: She tells him 'a comedy.'

Summary: I wouldn't mind Lynn decrying foul language were it not for the fact that I'd rather watch a sitcom where people curse than I would Elly swat Mike aside like a fly because he dared interrupt her on the phone or scream at him because his need for affection gets in the way of useless busywork.