October 9th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 10 October 2011

We begin the week with a reminder that Farley is something of a shaggy, lumbering idiot of a dog. Given how many people love the pooch, it's sort of going to be hard to watch them be reminded how little the Pattersons think of him.

(Strip Number 4242, Original Publication Date, 11 October 1982)

Panel 1: We start the week off watching Mike listen to the radio; as he stares at it, a newscaster talks about how a robbery was prevented on McVeigh Avenue that morning when the owner's dog barked a warning.

Panel 2: Mike then asks Elly if she thinks that a robber would be scared of Farley.

Panel 3: We then watch Farley raise a cloud of dust and Patterdander as he scratches himself.

Panel 4: Having watched him do so and remembering how stunned the dog acts most of the time, Elly says that the only reason a burglar would be frightened of Farley is if he had allergies.

Summary: The strange, sad thing is that Lynn passed up a chance to inform her American readers about our Thanksgiving so that she could dedicate a week to showing us that selfish John declared psychological warfare on Elly by forcing her to care for a shaggy nitwit of a dog.
Multnomah Falls: summer

Re. weddings

Is anyone else as surprised as I, that Paul McCartney got married (third time) on John Lennon's birthday?

Remember our surprise when Anthony picked the wedding date for his second wedding to be the same as his first?  (I think he picked that date.  Elizabeth was basically, "Oh, Anthony picked the rings.  I'm moving into Anthony's house."  If Anthony said that they were going to have salmon squares for the reception, she would have gone along with it.  I don't think that Elizabeth contributed one brain cell to the planning of her own wedding.)

In Real Life, someone did write to Dear Abby about some guy who wanted the same wedding date for wedding #2 as wedding #1.  Abby told the reader to ask the guy if there was some historical family connection to the date, or if he just wanted to make sure he wouldn't be confused about his anniversary.  ("Keeping Up Appearances" had the alarm code as the wedding anniversary, which poor Richard muddled up one night.  Hyacinth was more upset about him forgetting the date than all of the mess and calamity that was going on around her.)