May 12th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 13 May 2011

In today's strip, John is way too happy about Ted's discomfort; it's crap like this that sort of makes it hard to empathize with his bleating that he has no friends.

(Strip Number 4171, Original Publication Date, 14 May 1982)

Panel 1: About a second after a panicked Ted yelled "WHAT?" instead of asking John if he was psychic, John tells him that he should be glad that Connie has found someone new; after all, she wanted to get married and he didn't.

Panel 2: Ted's response of "Wait a minute! I just needed time to think, that's all" tells me that he was trying to screw up his courage to tell his mother that he was going to marry her and if she didn't like it, well, "Shady Pines, Ma!!"

Panel 3: Since John doesn't care about his frienemy, he makes an assholish remark about there being no stimulus for thought better than competition.

Summary: That must explain why he didn't do much thinking when he married Elly; after all, no one was lining up to date a prickly ignoramus like her.
Multnomah Falls: summer

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Back to the "Shannon on the table" bit...

This week's episode of Glee had Kurt put on the spot, of dealing with the bullying that had changed tactics.  It reminded me my my sophomore year of high school, when the bullies bought tickets for a raffle, putting my name in for a contest for me to have a date with the football player of my choice.  Yeah, I wasn't the popular girl in school, and I stuck out like a sore thumb. 

Something that Kurt and I know is that not everyone wrote our names on the tickets, and that the most of applause when we accepted our prizes was for good sportsmanship, not acceptance; a measure of respect, not friendship.  The bullies would still be there the next day of school, but so would the few we could call friends.

Nope, not Shannon.  After she doe the "lecture the lunch crowd" ( when her Educational Assistant would have kept her off the table, or the table would have fallen, as it would have with any other student) all of a sudden the people who were mean were Educated AND Her Friends! 

It doesn't work that way.  Never has, never will.

(I did have a nice steak and lobster dinner.  I had to pick the guy out of the team's line-up and I chose one whom I did not know.  Very nice guy, his girlfriend was cool with it, and he was probably the only one who had not been part of the prank.  The other couple was the head cheerleader and some guy who was actually picked at random.)