March 4th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 5 March 2011

We end the week with Lizzie's adulation cheering up a disappointed Mike; were it not for the Lynnsight that will turn the strip's meaning on its head, I'd like this one.

(Strip Number 4141, Original Publication Date, 6 March 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly telling a bummed-out Mike that it doesn't matter if his team lost because they all played so well.

Panel 2: Since he's a human being and wanted to win, his reaction is to yell that nothing anybody can see can make him feel better.

Panel 3: Lizzie shows up and tells a passer-by that she carryin' her bruvver's skates! He a real hockey plater.

Panel 4: Mike smiles and thought-bubbles "Well... hardly anybody."

Summary: Elly means well in this one but, as always, tends to zone out on what's bothering the other person. It's not in her to realize that Mike wanted to feel like a hero because she's never played team sports; the Lynnsight will show why when LJ clucks in a confused tone about how odd it is that children feel upset when their team loses.