March 9th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 10 March 2011

In today's strip, John is the voice of reason as he tells Elly that crowing about how smart she is is a dumb idea.

(Strip Number 4145, Original Publication Date, 11 March 1982)

Panel 1: We fast-forward to late at night to find John and Elly in bed; he tells her that she should never have told Connie what she thought of Ted.

Panel 2: Since she's kind of dense and didn't get why Connie came over, she gets all defensive and tells him that Connie came over to tell her how rotten he'd been to her.

Panel 3: She then asks John what she expected her to do.

Panel 4: His answer: "Listen."

Summary: Oh, that John; always telling Elly to do things she's not capable of. Why, he might as well ask her not to crow about being right to Annie Nichols. Telling Connie "I told you so" and whispering behind her back to a nasty old hen who's willfully blind to her husband's infidelity because respectability precludes having self-respect has to happen because her need to be thought of as being sensible and right gets in the way of being sensible and right.