March 25th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 26 March 2011

We end the week with Mike and Lawrence realizing that the school year will end soon.

(Strip Number 237, Original Publication Date, 27 March 1982)

Panel 1: We find ourselves outside as Mike tells Lawrence to look at the buds on the trees.

Panel 2: Lawrence points out that one has already opened up.

Panel 3: He smiles broadly as he tells a happy Mike that this means it's Spring which means that it's almost Summer which means....

Panel 4: They make that annoying muppet-mouthed smile as they remind us of Lynn's odd love of having male characters grappling for no reason and yell "NO MORE SCHOOL!!!!!"

Summary: Mike's reason for not liking school is obvious; as we're going to see, Lawrence's is less so. It has a lot to do with Mrs Hardacre making a pet of the discipline problem he pals around with while ignoring everyone else. That being said, there's a problem I have with this strip; real eight year olds would be somewhat depressed that it's three whole months until summer vacation, not acting like this.