November 2nd, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Today's strip has us return to Lynn bashing Aaron for being lazy by having Mike exaggerate how much work he has to do; given that he's seven in this one, it's more like Mike really does think that he's being asked to spend twelve or so hours raking millions of leaves.

(Strip Number 333, Original Publication Date, 4 November 1982)

Panel 1: We find John telling an obviously upset Mike that he's not asking him to rake the whole yard, just the side of the house.

Panel 2: He repeats this and says that he's doing the front yard; it should be noted that there are only about a few leaves here so it should take Mike about fifteen minutes or so. This becomes important as it points us as to what Lynn wants to use the strip for.

Panel 3: So does Mike yelling "NO FAIR!!!!" at John who has a large number of leaves to rake up and who will spend hours doing so. How this is supposed to convey Lynn's intended message about how 'lazy' Aaron is is beyond me as it looks to all the world as if he's complaining because he hasn't got enough to do. 

Summary: The purpose of today's strip is to use her strip as a public forum to criticize her son for not wanting to do chores; when you also remember that she also uses it as a public forum to mock her second husband for being 'vain' by trying to impose a lifestyle that requires her to get off her arse and stop cramming sugary treats into her piehole and her mother for not agreeing that she knows what's best for her, it's sort of sickening to see so many people praise her for airing her old grudges in public.