August 10th, 2010

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

In today's strip, we have Ted's fratboy sense of humor falling leadenly onto the page.

(Strip Number 4044, Original Publication Date, 12 August 2010)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at a local tavern where John and Ted are having a cold one; John says "So you met Connie; you DO realize she's liberated?"

Panel 2: Instead of asking him if they're living in the late sixties instead of the early eighties, Ted says that he did get a lecture on chauvinism, servitude and being taken for granted.

Panel 3: Ted tells John not to worry because he's open-minded and willing to change.

Panel 4: His jesting remark about thanking Connie twice for doing his laundry causes John the Deadly Serious to do a spit take.

Summary: I'm finally starting to get a handle on why it is that John and Elly detest Ted so much: he laughs at things. We've spent entirely too long watching the two of them piss, moan, gripe and fret about things that turned out well despite their grey-faced predictions of despair and doom so to have a man who smiles and chuckles when he should be leadenly serious is an abomination in their dismal eyes. That being said, I wonder how many citizens of Kool-Aid Nation will realize that this strip was dated the day it was published.