January 17th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Today's strip shows shoiuld have been a reminder that Elly has no sales resistance and has not read the Canadian government's guidelines on what may be brought into this country from overseas. Instead, we get a book-end to the Lynnsight for yesterday by being reminded that Elly shares Lynn's inability to go someplace without some sort of escort.

(Strip Number 221, Original Publication Date, 25 January 1981)

Panel 1: We find Elly not in a market-place but asking a man (who I'll call Mr Cassowary in a vain attempt to sound like Python) with a mustache and Tilley hat if he and his wife are going to Bridgetown; Mr Cassowary says that yes, they are.

Panel 2: Elly asks if the Cassowaries would mind it if she joined them.

Panel 3: She then displays her inability to see that customs differ by whining that the locals' odd habit of driving the wrong way confuses her.

Panel 4: The concept of getting lost with a group of people consoles her; since the Cassowaries just realized that they're in the company of a woman so freaking stupid, she doesn't realize that she's insulted them, they're sort of gobsmacked.

Summary: As was said yesterday, Lynn and Elly simply cannot go places on her own; she tends to lack the initiative to explore without someone around to show her things or to set the agenda. Also, she tends to not realize that whatever direction the local law allows for is the right way.