June 8th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

In today's strip, Ted reacts to Elly's angry tirade with a baffling comment about her being one of 'those'; I could buy it if he meant 'touchy loudmouth who pays lip service to an ideal she secretly despises' but not if it's what Lynn means for him to mean.

(Strip Number 4018, Original Publication Date, 10 June 1981)

Panel 1: We find ourselves watching just what it is that Elly is going to give Ted: a lecture. She starts off by asking if he really thinks that women were put on this Earth to serve men.

Panel 2: She then bellows "WE'RE EQUALS!!!!" at him which staggers him for a bit.

Panel 3: As she walks away, finger in the air, she bellows a flat-out lie about how if she cooks and cleans, it's because she wants to and not because she's subservient. John and Ted react to this with confusion.

Panel 4: Ted whispers that John didn't tell him Elly was one of 'those'.

Summary: In Lynn's mind, Ted clearly means that she's one of those bra-burning feminazis; the problem is that he's so over the top, he can't be serious. As chucique says, he must have been trying to get a rise out of Elly and see if John would stand up for her. He now knows which sort of 'those' both of them are.