June 21st, 2011

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Today's strip features Elly's attempt to locate Farley; since she doesn't really realize that a dog doesn't think like a human being, she confuses his being where she wouldn't go herself with his being stolen.

(Strip Number 276, Original Publication Date, 23 June 1982)

Panel 1:
Today's strip finds Elly, Mike and Lizzie in the hoverwagon; Elly leans out the window and yells "Farley, (darned dog), FARLEY!!!"

Panel 2: Having gotten out of the car, she yells Farley's name again and snarls "That's fine! The dog's lost; that's just fine!!"

Panel 3:
She looks over the side of the house and tells Mike that they've combed the neighboorhood and come up empty so Farley could have been stolen.

Panel 4: Mike's insistence that no one could have stolen Farley because he's HIS dog throws her for a loop.

Summary: This is because Mike's thought-processes are not her own either; since he's eight or so, his idea of how the world works is somewhat different in that he expects that everyone knows that Farley is his dog and must be left alone. Since we know that Phil has to go down to the dump to find the dog, Elly's inability to realize that a dog doesn't know to stay in the neighborhood so as to make it easier for her to find him makes a bad situation worse.
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The latest News Bite and Podcast

Lynn's latest actual blog entry has her talking about how a friend gave her grandson the latest book; it's also her way of trolling for reader pictures and browbeating people into buying her book. (I keep remembering when Jay Sherman kept chanting that on 'The Critic'; as I recall, everyone wanted to shoot him.)

The latest podcast is the second part of the 'Running a bookstore' series; Lynn uses her minute and change to discuss how interested she was in the day-to-day operations of Gullivers' bookstore as well as to preach her 'I can't write anything I haven't lived' gospel.