January 8th, 2012

Snarky Candiru2

Monday, 9 January 2012

We begin an arc about Mike's peewee hockey career with him not noticing how hard Elly has to work to get him ready. This allows Lynn to hit Aaron with the "MEN!!!!!!"/"Kidzwaddayagonnado?" things at the same time.

(Strip Number 363, Original Publication Date, 10 January 1983)

Panel 1: We start things off with Mike complaining that boy, he's gotta race through supper to be on the ice by six while not noticing that Elly is racing as well.

Panel 2: He then complains about having to drive all the way to the arena while not noticing the woman driving him and her discomfort.

Panel 3: He also doesn't notice that Elly is the one struggling to put on all the equipment he's complaining about.

Panel 4: His comment about how hockey sure is tough on kids like him is greeted with a bug-eyed frown of being unappreciated.

Summary: I'd complain about how Elly has no help and no time to herself but she does have a point here. That's because as far as I know, Michael has never actually noticed that Elly feels as if she's missing out on life by having to pick up after his smug, lazy, worthless, selfish ass. John has glimmerings of awareness that Elly works a lot but thinks that she's kinda supposed to 'cause she's got a uterus but Michael has never and cannot see that Elly works and works and works because he's not only an insensitive boor, he's a frakking imbecile.