December 14th, 2011

Snarky Candiru2

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Today's strip is a reminder that John has no idea what Elly's dress size is because he's a man and men can't remember that in Lynn's world.

(Strip Number 353, Original Publication Date, 16 December 1982)

Panel 1: We find our hero at the ladies' wear department trying to buy Elly a dress for Christmas; he stands there looking like he'd been gaffed as a saleswoman asks him "If you don't know her size, do you know her height?"

Panel 2: Her asking him "Her weight? Her measurements?" confuses him all the more.

Panel 3: So does asking him if she's the approximate size of any of the women he sees in the store.

Panel 4: He irritates the woman by asking her if she has anything in one size fits all.

Summary: The Lynnsight will no doubt be all about how MEN are too stupid to remember their wives' measurements while at the same time expecting their pooooooooor, put-upon spouses to remember their own measurements. In short, plus ça change, plus ça même chose.
Snarky Candiru2

No need to cohabit......

As you all know, we're coming up to the eleventh anniversary of the infamous fake cohabitation arc. In it, we had to contend with Deanna telling Mike that she couldn't simply live together because, as she put it, she'd never pictured herself doing so. Instead, they eloped and spent the next nine months trying to keep her evil mother from discovering what happened and using her family politics to enslave them and not at all cry piteously about how her child wanted to break her heart in two. It seems to me that just as the Coming After would have made more sense and been easier on the eye if Anthony had actually done something heroic, it would have cost Lynn nothing to simply have Mike and Deanna continue to live apart so that they could all mutter angrily about how Mira was making what should be a wedding for heart and family a wedding for show and impressing strangers. I can see no need for a great big secret to add drama to a situation rife with it already that doesn't have its source in Lynn's wishing that she could have avoided certain things in her own life. Also, why didn't Deanna simply object on religious grounds if her mother's values meant more to her than she was willing to say?