December 6th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

The Podcast for 6 December 2011

Let's see what Lynn unwittingly reveals about herself this week; my guess is that it'll be her confusing something she likes to see with some sort of inviolable rule.

ETA: The second "Drawing Objects" webisode has Lynn haul out some knickknacks while complaining about what she finds hard to draw; she also complains about how readers like us expect far too much of poor, put-upon her and blathering about the perfect cat.

Also, she's got some stuff about those ugly statues on her Youtube page:
Enjoy them if a trip to the Uncanny Valley is your thing.
Snarky Candiru2

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

In today's strip, we contrast Punitive Panicky Idiot Parent Elly with Moronic Lenient Failure Parent Annie; when we remember that Annie thought her own failing as a mother was directly responsible for a minor cosmetic issue that only mattered to her, this looks especially stupid.

(Strip Number 4260, Original Publication Date, 8 December 1982)

Panel 1: We find ourselves at the Pattermanse seconds after Mike's panic causes him to suffer language failure; Elly, whose tentacle-fingered hand is over the telephone receiver, stands there bug-eyed as she tells Annie that Mike got caught shoplifting. Since this is a day after the fact and she never suspected a damned thing, I'd say that her panicky rage is a day late and nine dollars short.

Panel 2: As she whines about where she went wrong now that her son has humiliated her and destroyed her reputation by being revealed as an incorrigible thief, Permissive Idiot Annie tells Elly that Mike, as a small boy, is normal and can't help but be grabby.

Panel 3: Elly's insistence that Mike's basic criminal tendencies must stem from something she ate while she was carrying him seem particularly irrational.

Summary: That's because what the root of the problem is is that Mike is a moronic sucker who'll listen to anyone who wants to make him look like an ass while whingingly shutting his ears to anyone foolhardy enough to want to rescue him from himself; this is why he let Weed talk him into doing all manner of idiotic things and why he hated Mira and her evil common sense that would evilly make his life better. No amount of never letting Mike have any sort of toy ever again will cure him of being a gullible nitwit who unfailingly sabotages himself in the name of fitting in.