April 10th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Sunday, 11 April 2010

I expect to see a previously unused strip from 1980 that somehow vilifies Rod by proxy.

And I'm wrong; it's a new-ruin that starts off talking about how to keep pests out of the garden and ends in rather silly wordplay that reminds us that Elly hates icky nasty sex.

Panel 1: We start off watching Elly and Annie, who are carrying their children in those odd-looking backpacks, walking to the local garden center.

Panel 2: Elly smiles as she looks at the perennials.

Panel 3: As Lizzie reaches up to a hanging basket, Elly says "Soon, we'll be able to plant our gardens, Anne; I can't wait."

Panel 4: As Lizzie reaches for something else, Anne says "You're lucky, Elly; you've got a fence around your backyard."

Panel 5: She explains why Elly is lucky by saying "My plants get eaten."

Panel 6: She goes on to tell Elly's silhouette that as soon as the sun goes down, the deer come up out of the ravine and eat her hostas.

Panel 7: They also eat her irises, hollyhocks, and the buds off her trees; Elly tells her to try a repellent.

Panel 8: Annie asks Elly if it'll work.

Panel 9: Elly doesn't know but there's something about the brand name "Not tonight, Deer" that appeals to her.

Summary
: It would probably make more sense to get a fence put around her property than to use a repellent; that sort of stuff can seep into the ground water and do all sorts of stuff and the deer soon learn to tolerate it so it's sort of worthless. It would also have been a nice touch if Annie whined about the deer eating things that they actually eat in real life; they do eat hostas but the rest they tend to leave alone.