July 31st, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 1 August 2011

In today's strip, John does something unfair when he tells Elly that he's as badly off as she is when it comes to sleeping arrangements.

(Strip Number 297, Original Publication Date, 2 August 1982)

Panel 1: We begin the week with Elly and John peeking their heads out of their roomettes; Elly answers John's asking how she's sleeping by complaining that Mike takes all the room.

Panel 2: She then complains that since he gets more space what with Lizzie being tinier and all, she's jealous of him.

Panel 3: He tells her not to be.

Panel 4: That's because Lizzie snores.

Summary: The problem with this is not that Elly would probably already know this or that Elly would whine about Lizzie snoring if they did gender segregate; the problem is that Elly is still jealous of him despite her being surprised that Lizzie snores. She can't admit that there are people as badly off or worse off than she is because that would mean she's not Queen Martyr McMartyrpants.

Most and least favourite?

What's your least favourite Lynn Johnston strip? What's your favourite (if you even have one)?

My least favourite is when Elly forced April to work on her bookstore after school and she even assumed that that is what should be done. I absolutely hated it when my parents did that to me.

My favourite is when Farley is fed dry kibble that unimpressed him, so he tries and tries to get people food, but is constantly denied. In the last panel he eats his dog food with a sulky face. I like it because it reflects real life and for once the Pattersons behave like responsible pet owners.