September 5th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

In today's strip, Lawrence is Lynn's mouthpiece for her rant against her mother's need to see that she did well in school; since we don't know what she expected of her own children, we also don't know if we're supposed to cheer him on or call him a brat.

(Strip Number 314, Original Publication Date, 7 September 1982)

Panel 1: As they walk to the bus stop to get to class, Mike tells Lawrence that he gets bugged every night about homework.

Panel 2: You see, he's tired of his parents' incessant nagging about getting it done and doing it properly.

Panel 3: John tells him it's easy and Elly says it's fun.

Panel 4: Lawrence tells him that they say that because they don't have to do it any more.

Summary: He's right to do so; Elly actually seems to need to wall herself off from her family to do anything because she has ADHD and John is a stubborn idiot who regards new facts as a device of Satan so homework night at their houses back in the fifties must have been sheer hell for their parents.
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Coffee Talk, The Week of 5 September 2011

I've no idea if we're going to get a holiday from slobbering over the Pattersons or chortling about how funny it is that Elly can't parent today but do expect that the fellahin that gasped in horror about the terrible prospect of Anthony actually having to honor vows that kept him from marrying Liz will surely give Elly a pass for valuing sleep over her children's safety at some point.