July 25th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 26 July 2010

We're in the home stretch of the Vacation From Hell arc today; John's speech about harmony and closeness gets subverted by Mike's reminder of how cold it's been this year.

(Strip Number 155, Original Publication Date, 27 July 1981)

Panel 1: We see the Pattersons huddled together on the vermin-infested couch; John reminds them that it's their last night there and that they have to admit that they've been a real family.

Panel 2: He then declares that it takes an adventure like this to keep them together.

Panel 3: As he warms his hands in front of the woodstove (which is the sole source of heat), Mike blurts out that it's the only way to keep from freezing to death.

Summary: Since it's fairly warm in Sioux Lookout in July, the idea that the Pattersons had to huddle around a woodstove to keep from dying of hypothermia is obviously due to one of two things. Either Lynn is pandering to the stereotype that Canada is a land of ice and snow or she simply hates camping. In any event, I don't think that the locals will give her any sort of award for promoting it as a tourist destination.
Snarky Candiru2

The first treasury: the title has dropped.....

For those of you who vaguely remember that Lynn keeps talking about having treasuries of the strip published, the following link will prove interesting. It's almost as interesting as Lynn's not seeing fit to update News Bites accordingly so as to encourage pre-orders. The most interesting thing of all, of course, is why we're being asked to pay all that money for a bunch of lousy new-ruins.