November 1st, 2011

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The Podcast for 1 November 2011

Now that we know that we're in for the second part of Lynn's studio tour, we can expect certain things.

1) Lynn either won't admit or doesn't even realize that she should have kept better records.

2) She'll probably say that if she has to erase one thing, she might as well start all over and thus miss her deadline.

3) Kevin Strang is probably the Man Who Wasn't There now.

What we get is Lynn retrieving a template for a Sunday strip before explaining that she doesn't use the evil computers that require to do something evil and learn; after explaining what throw-away panels are, she gives her interlocutor the old "I have to be the writer, director, cameraman and actors" speech, talks about performance anxiety and gushes about how fun it was to draw Farley the dog was because all he is a shaggy, filthy, foul-smelling idiot.
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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Lynn makes a facile comment about how the end of Halloween means the beginning of ads for Christmas.

(Strip Number 331, Original Publication Date, 2 November 1982)

Panel 1: As Elly puts the trick-or-treats bags in a storage bin, she thought-bubbles "Thank goodness that's over with; we've been bombarded with ghost and goblin commercials since August."

Panel 2: She turns on a radio and muses about how wonderful it will be to listen to it without hearing incessant reminders of Halloween.

Panel 3: An ad exhorting her to come on down to a pre-Christmas super-sale jamboree confuses and saddens her.

Summary: It's sort of telling that Lynn wants to make an ordinary phenomenon like merchants switching what they're promoting and turn it into a means of persecuting her. Any sort of promotion of something that might mean that she has to deviate from her routine equates to The Man keeping her down.