September 20th, 2011

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

In yet another installment of Lynn's showing us what happened when she was delivering Katie, Steve's hoversedan runs out of gas.

(Strip Number 4228, Original Publication Date, 22 September 1982)

Panel 1: As Steve, who's got a death grip on the wheel and a panicky glare in his eyes, tries to will himself into the hospital's parking lot, Annie tells him not to drive so fast because they've got plenty of time.

Panel 2: He then blurts out 'Okay, okay, already' before being told he's going too slowly.

Panel 3: He looks over at her, tells her to stop telling him what to do before pointing out that they're not going to slowly.

Panel 4: He then says that they're not going period because they're out of gas.

Summary: As Lynn said, this is what happened to her when Katie was being born so it's an odd reminder that Rod has the sort of endearing flaw of being mildly scatterbrained in stressful situations.
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The Podcast for 20 September 2011

I'd like to think that we might get some sort of hint that Lynn is as baffled by the Coffee Talkers not knowing the difference between a comic strip and a column but I ain't holding my breath waiting for that to happen; we're probably going to get something about why she draws hovercars or something.

Actually, we're in for a bit of an update about her misadventures in Mexico; she starts in with the usual touristy drivel about loving the country, the people and the language before talking about a radish festival of unknown-to-her origins that impresses her for some reason. How 'nice' it is that she thinks of a Christmas tradition 'damned funny', eh?

I shouldn't have expected any more than this out of her, of course; from her breezy failure to realize that not all of Latin America speaks Spanish and that each country that does does so differently to her idiotic refusal to see new things and new places as anything other than curiosities for her to laugh at, she is the disturbed and disturbing proof that Noel Coward was right to say that the wrong people traveled while the right people stayed at home.
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My Little Elly: Day-to-day life Is Chaos......

As you no doubt know, the title of the second poorly-crafted treasury (In The Beginning, There Was Chaos) bludgeons Scripture over the head in order to remind us that someone simply cannot keep up mentally or physically with her amazingly average children. It's also a reminder that Lynn loves to misuse the word "chaos" almost as much as she does sneaking in buttcracks and drawing bulbous noses. What I see whenever I look at the strips wherein Elly and John being overwhelmed by CHAOS!!!!! is them standing around with their jaws scraping the floor when confronted by the horrific prospect of their children making a mess that would possibly take an hour to clean up and could probably have been prevented if the presence of the weird little strangers who sponge off of them instead of earning their keep didn't repel them.