March 22nd, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Coffee Talk, the week of 22 March 2010

I should think that we're in for a week of people praising Lynn for her insightful travelogue, preaching at we haters because we thought that we were going to get hit over the head with the moral "Phil broke Connie's heart because he's a cheating cheater" and sympathizing with Elly about how she can't get her hair the way she wants it to.
Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Thanks to spotts1701, we know that today's new-ruin is predicated on the premise that John wants very little to do with his "pain-in-the-ass" son; all one needs to do to like this is to have no sense of decency.

Panel 1: We start out with John still trying to read his paper only to have Mike get in his way; he yells "Michael, I'm trying to read; what is your problem?" Mike responds "There's nothing to do."

Panel 2: John says "You could go outside" only to be told "There's no one to play with."

Panel 3: John says that he could call Lawrence or walk the dog only to be met with a muted "Nah."

Panel 4: Since he doesn't realize that his son is trying to get him to put down that stupid newspaper and play with him, John yells "WELL FOR HEAVENS SAKE, STOP BUGGING ME!!" which, as expected, frightens the crap outta Mike.

Panel 5: A few seconds later, we see John at the doorway to outside looking at Mike, who's glumly staring into the ether. As he holds his precious paper and stands there with his defeated frown, he thought-bubbles "Sometimes, justified irritation is really a missed opportunity."

Summary: This, of course, is simply Lynn's way of showing us that John could have handled that better. In both cases, we have Mike trying to engage a clueless moron parent only to get angrily rebuffed; also, the parent doesn't make any real move to salvage the situation. What they do is whine piteously about having lost the moment forever because, like their creator, they're too stupid and negative to realize that they can still fix things. The end result is, of course, that when Mike is a father, he thinks that isolating himself from his own children is both normal and good.
Snarky Candiru2

Travelogue, Day Ten

If Lynn does have another entry in her ridiculous, insulting and poorly thought-out travelogue, I'm putting up this thread for it.

And we're off to the races as Lynn sucks all the allure out of snorkeling:

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Notes:
- Although she does seem to realize that local traffic laws are rather laxly enforced, she seems to chalk it up to being in the semi-mysterious East instead of how recently it's been since Thais had cars.
- Also, her insensitive comment about insurance shows us what her real priorities are.
- That, and her surly comment about how the Russians that were along for the ride didn't bother learning English.
- Next, we have the stupid pun "feet of survival" based on her hosts not wanting her dirty shoes tromping all over their nice clean beach and making all the exotic animals she gawked at sick.
- We follow that by her not connecting that with her sniffy remark about how tourists should only leave their footprints behind.
- Finally, she gets all pissy about the language barrier again and how the driver seemed to have sleeping something off. Frankly, if I had to make a living ferrying idiots like her around, I'd get tanked as often as possible too.