November 25th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Saturday, 26 November 2011

We end the week with Mike noticing that most of what his parents say comes from Santa's workship is actually made in Taiwan. Since they're stupid, John and Elly didn't think to tell him that Saint Nick outsources because of the high demand.

(Strip Number 349, Original Publication Date, 27 November 1982)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at a candy store; as they decide what they're going to get, Lawrence tells Mike "If there really was a Santa, he'd be magic, eh, Michael?" (At least that's what I think he's saying; Lynn always turns Hmmmm into Hum so I'm guessing that 'hey' means 'eh'.)

Panel 2: As he hands the cashier his money, he says that he dunno; he's starting to think that he doesn't make toys at least.

Panel 3: Mike then says that the remote control car he broke supposedly came from Santa.

Panel 4: When he looked at the bottom, though, it said 'Made In Taiwan.'

Summary: Since Lynn is a bit of an imbecile, she's going to make a dog's breakfast of a rather depressing fact of life that a lot of parents have to contend with; deciding when and how to talk to children about the reality of entities like Santa and the Easter Bunny is a fairly serious matter so trivializing it by doing something like this irritates me....and I don't even have kids.