August 30th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

In today's strip, Anne reveals herself to be someone who likes to scan the crowd for people to judge but doesn't like it happening to her.

(Strip Number 312, Original Publication Date, 1 September 1982)

Panel 1: Now that they're at the mall, Elly tells Anne that she thinks shopping malls are fun because there are so many people to watch.

Panel 2: She then asks Anne if she likes to people-watch.

Panel 3: Anne says that she likes it only if she's not one of the people being watched.

Summary: This mildly hypocritcal remark seems to come straight from Lynn's twisted mind; she seems to love to make sweeping declarations about other people but hates it when people look at her and judge her. You don't have to be religious to see how wrong that is; you just have to know right from wrong.
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In a lot of the recent strips (by recent I mean the ones done before the 2007 relaunch), the Pattersons acquired a certain arrogance when talking about "lesser people", especially Becky.

As I remember, it was a topic of discussion in this forum every time it showed up; and I basically agreed that they had indeed become very snobby.

But I was wondering about this particular strip

I actually think Granpa Jim has a good point here; being able to fuss whether the bows on the reception pews are eggshell or ivory is a freaking luxury when you think about it.

The again it's all about perspective, a wedding is a pretty important day for the family and I think Jim's line of logic could be the one that later led to "April eat your dinner, there are starving children in Africa! (paraphrased)"

What do you think?
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Note: The word "institution" isn't being used correctly so I'm guessing Lynn wrote this one.

As for the podcast, I'm assuming we're going to be told about that cartoonist who does the Charmin bears.

ETA: And I'm right on the money about this week's podcast. I don't expect that we'll get an on-site admission that there was a mix up but Steph is cool with e-mailing people on that score so....whatever.