June 15th, 2011

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Thursday, 16 June 2011

The real end of Mike's second grade experience has him making a mildly humorous joke about how his gym stuff is sort of overripe.

(Strip Number 273, Original Publication Date, 17 June 1982)

Panel 1: We start things off with Elly looking at all of the notebooks and other school supplies Mike brought home and asking him "So, you're a free man all summer; is this all the stuff out of your desk?"

Panel 2: Mike panics a little because he realized that he's left his gym bag in his locker.

Panel 3: His mildly funny joke wherein he asks Elly if he should go get it or let it crawl home by itself makes her roll her eyes in mild annoyance.

Summary: You know you're sort of in a bad place when the realization that at least Elly doesn't look as if she'd been hit with a two-by-four is a reassuring one; ordinarily, a bad joke that predictable would leave her baffled and horrified because it came out of nowhere.
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Farley and the Lost Bone.

I was walking around like I do of a morning when I came across the new book at the local Coles outlet and thought I'd share my impressions with you.

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- As was true in the strip, Lizzie has a better handle on how Farley thinks than Elly does.

- Yeers ov trieing too teech Mikeal to spel the Inglish langwaje cann bee sumerized az an exursize in fewtilitee. That's because his fort has the proud declaration "No Groanups Aloud" scrawled on it in sloppy, primitive block script.

- Elly has a Patterbutt and a nose en route to becoming a trunk despite this being set in the year 1987.