May 27th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 28 May 2011

John's attempt to be supportive would mean more if it weren't competing with his need to remind Elly that he doesn't quite see why she's stressing out over an education she doesn't have the stamina to seriously pursue.

(Strip Number 4178, Original Publication Date, 29 May 1982)

Panel 1: We find the Pattersons in bed; Elly, who seems to be using one of those pillows that are designed for people with back pain, reminds John that her exam is coming up in two days and she's fairly nervous.

Panel 2: John reassures her by telling her that she'll be fine and should believe in herself; she's worked very hard and he has tremendous faith in her.

Panel 3: His continuing to reassure her by saying that if she should flunk, it's no big deal leaves her gobsmacked.

Summary: That's because whatever he was going to say next will be drowned out by her trying to get him to admit that he thinks that she, a mere woman, is too stupid to get a degree and that educating her is a waste of resources. Don't believe me? Check out the Lynnsight that accuses every man in the world of wanting to keep her from getting the degree she doesn't want to get because of that learning curve she hates.


I watched a movie about Jane Eyre yesterday and I noticed it had something in common with the ending of FBoFW.

(Spoilers about Jane Eyre ahead)

Adele, the little French girl who Jane was tutoring (and might be Edward's daughter) is promptly forgotten after Jane and Edward get married and have children of their own.
I cannot remember if in the book her fate was decided or also forgotten, but isn't it a funny coincidence that both these girls are Frenchies, have roadside mothers and less than stellar fathers before they are forgotten?
What do you think?