July 14th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Friday, 15 July 2011

In today's strip, Farley's appearance scares the shit out of Gordo and Mike; since we'd be dealing with a Code Brown event without Phil's attempt at levity, we are looking at two of the wussiest kids on the planet.

(Strip Number 285, Original Publication Date, 16 July 1982)

Panel 1: Freaked-out Mike is freaked out because, as he reminds Gordon, it's dark outside and dark all around them; Gordon's response is to ask him if he hears something. That something is a scratching sound at the tent flap.

Panel 2: Since he drank three cans of soda, Gordo has to go to the biff reeeeeeeeal bad; Mike tries to restrain him while pointing out that the scratching noise is back.

Panel 3: As Gordon rises to leave because he's gotta GO, Mike tells him that there could be killer wolves outside.

Panel 4: As Farley, who's simply trying to find out what's in that thing the humans have put in the yard, pokes his big, empty head in the tent, the boys scream in horror.

Summary: This rather inane slice of life is brought to you by the Pattersons being foolhardy nitwits; so far, we've had to contend with Phil being blindsided by how wussy his nephew is, the children freaking out, Elly thinking it's all about adding to her workload and finally, their inability to account for their lumbering dolt of a dog.